Photo: David Epps
I'm usually not the kind of person who enjoys Halloween. You can call me a Halloween-Scrooge, as I bah-humbug everyone in costume and stick my nose up at carved pumpkins. I could definitely go for some gruesome gore, witchcraft, or horror and other fear-fueled nonsense anytime, but I'm really not interested in scarecrows or zombies. What initially sold me on the performance of Deep Love was the promise that this show would be an unconventional Halloween experience. With the recommendation to wear funeral attire, I felt it appropriate to give some holiday cheer a go, and decided to attend this rock opera based around a cemetery theme. Before the entertainment began, producers Ryan Hayes and Garrett Sherwood started with a brief disclaimer for the audience, informing us to react to the performance as you would a rock concert. Since most of us probably did not know what to expect from the show, this proved to be efficient in getting the crowd to appropriately respond with cheers, whoops and whistles throughout the evening.