Mr. Boh and Kenny Woelpper. Farmageddon 2010. Photo by Brooke Hall.

All Hallow’s Eve 2010

On Halloween nothing’s more frightening than a bobble headed Mr. Boh hanging out with the Gorton’s fisherman guy aka Kenny Woelpper. Over the weekend there were reports of innocent bystanders curiously compelled to buy copious amounts of cheep beer and frozen fish after being hypnotized by the one-eye Svengali and his weather-proofed cohort. We caught up with them at what had to be one of the best parties this passed weekend.

Photo by Brooke Hall, story by Justin Allen.

Farmageddon

Photo by Mike Anderson

We made a sincere attempt to attend several Halloween events but in the end we over estimated our ability to defy one of the basic principles of physics that keeps us from being in several places at once.

We did, however, make it to Farmageddon, a smashing party held by the good folks at The Baltimore Free Farm. Here is where we found everything you would need to have a truly great Halloween party. There were several bands, a haunted house and enough merrymakers in costume that they had to stop letting people in at 11:30.

“We raised a good amount of funds towards our project. Much more people showed than expected. Every room was filled, maybe 400-500 people. We’re planning on doing it again next year though we may have to sell tickets in advance.” -Donald Barton.

Photo by Mike Anderson, story by Justin Allen.

Photo by Stanley Jaworski

It appears as though representatives from British Petroleum were on hand to join in on the festivities. If I didn’t know any better I would have guessed that they heard about the good work The Baltimore Free Farm was doing and they were there to put a stop to it but hey, maybe I’m just paranoid.

Photo by Stanley Jaworski, story by Justin Allen.


Photo by Staney Jaworski

Is it just me or is Harwood playing nearly every event where folk music is on the bill? Either that or Matt Kelley is stalking me and I only notice him at the folk shows. This would explain why we found him playing incognito. Either way, they’re definitely worth a listen if you get the chance. They’ve got that, “it’s almost a sea chanty, sort of celtic at times and overall entirely sincere,” which is the most important ingredient when playing acoustic music, in my opinion.

Photo by Stanley Jaworski, story by Justin Allen.


Photo by Brooke Hall

Josh Gall is the winner of this week’s prestigious and highly coveted, “Holy Hell, You Look Just Like Satan, Not That I know What Satan Looks Like, But Whenever He Takes Human Form in Movies and Especially When He Takes The Form Of a Priest This Is What The Casting Director Looks For,” award. After seeing you in the crowd I questioned my own agnosticism and contemplated conversion to a regimented form of spirituality, which was a sure sign that I had one too many Natty Bohs.

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Photo by Mike Anderson

Josh Gall, again with the Satan schtick. Fire is by far the most innovative costume accessory we’ve seen this year.

Photo by Mike Anderson, story by Justin Allen.


Photo by Mike Anderson

The Baltimore Free Farm has been known to reclaim abandoned lots and turn them into functioning urban gardens. Their mission is to “promote sustainability through urban agriculture and other progressive projects.” We’re big fans and supporters of what they do and you should be too. Follow this link to learn more and how you can help.

Photo by Mike Anderson, story by Justin Allen.


Photo by Mike Anderson

Don’t adjust your screen, this is a picture of disembodied body parts on a conveyor belt. If you’re asking yourself how this falls in with The Baltimore Free Farm’s mission, well, it doesn’t directly. It was, however, in the kick-ass haunted house that was a part of the larger fundraiser that was Farmageddon.

Photo by Mike Anderson, story by Justin Allen.


Photo by Brooke Hall

Boat Water had the benefit of good light during their set, which somehow made their already heartfelt music resonate at entirely higher frequency than in less flattering lighting. Either that or I had one too many Natty Bohs. Either way, they’re the perfect band for an urban farming fundraiser/haunted house – hoe down.

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Photo by Mike Anderson

Until I saw the photo evidence of this costume the next day, I’d attributed my memories of it from having one too many Natty Bohs.

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Photo by Mike Anderson

Corpses are people too.

Photo by Mike Anderson, story by Justin Allen.


Photo by Brooke Hall

Photo by Brooke Hall.

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Brooke is the co-founder and publisher of What Weekly. She is also the CEO of What Works Studio.