The celebration of Halloween in the Snider Household is second only to our celebration of Christmas (There’s a contrast for ya’!). Not only does the whole “creepy/scary” thing work for us and speak to our style (My wife and kids don’t call me Deemon for nothin’!), but it just so happens that my daughter Cheyenne was born on “All Hallows Ever” 1996! That’s right, my baby girl (and only daughter) was welcomed into this crazy world with her Daddy wearing a Leatherface mask in the delivery room! You heard me! As Howie Mandell used to say back when he was funny (Remember when he had hair?), “When do you get the chance!?”
As a result of my daughter’s birth, Halloween has taken on almost sacred proportions in my house. Even though Halloween is a potential financial bonanza for yours truly with appearances and performances, I NEVER work on Halloween. I just kick it old school with the fam. We decorate the hell out of the house (A major stop off point for all Trick or Treaters), get all dressed up, (No–I don’t wear my Twisted Sister costume! That’s for you guys to do on Halloween!), blast Van Helsing’s Curse (The greatest Halloween music of all time! www.vanhelsingscurse.com ) and give out the BIG candy bars (I have to…I’m a rockstar fo God’s sake!). It’s the best! And I wouldn’t have it any other way!
HAVE A GREAT (SAFE) HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!
– Dee Snider 10/08