Monday, October 26, 2009

Ghouls Gone Wild-the Aftermath

We survived the terror of the Ghouls Gone Wild parade! Actually, the parade was a lot of fun and we had a great time putting together our float out of "repurposed" materials from the Exhibits Shop. On our float, we decided to portray a campy '50s sci-fi horror movie as directed by Ed Wood, in drag. Aliens crash landed their flying saucer into the old Wiley Post Historical Society building, turning all the humans into zombies. Not to fear, 3-D Debbie and her faithful robot, Bazark, were there to save the day with their laserbeams. I'll let the photos do the rest of the talking :-)

Ghouls Gone Wild,Oklahoma History Center,Exhibits Team
David and his scary alien eye.

Ghouls Gone Wild,Oklahoma History Center,Exhibits Team
Getting the float ready for the road!

Ghouls Gone Wild,Oklahoma History Center,Exhibits Team
Is it time to start yet?

Ghouls Gone Wild,Oklahoma History Center,Exhibits Team
We had offers of people who wanted to be abducted.

Ghouls Gone Wild,Oklahoma History Center,Exhibits Team,Bazark the Robot
Every float's better with a dancing robot.

Ghouls Gone Wild,Oklahoma History Center,Exhibits Team
And here we go down the street!

Ghouls Gone Wild,Oklahoma History Center,Exhibits Team
Great fun with creative people! Thanks OK Gazette for the Ghouls Gone Wild Parade!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ghouls Gone Wild!

The Oklahoma Gazette's 3rd Annual Ghouls Gone Wild parade is coming up on October 24th and the History Center is proud to be a part of it! Rockabilly legends The Collins Kids, who played for our Another Hot Oklahoma Night: A Rock and Roll Exhibit opening back in May, are returning to Oklahoma to serve as grand marshals for the parade.

The Exhibits Team, Collections Staff, and Research Division Staff have all come together to build a unique and creative float for this one-of-a-kind parade. Look for updates on our float, and an explanation of our theme, "It Came from the History Center," in subsequent posts.

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Rockabilly Good Time!

On Friday, Oct. 23rd and Saturday, Oct. 24th, the Oklahoma History Center will be hosting a weekend celebrating Rockabilly culture past and present.

On Friday the 23rd, the History Center will be the venue for a rockin' good time with The Beltline, Clyde Stacy, and The Starkweather Boys, along with a special Rockabilly fashion show put on by the Velvet Monkey Salons here in Oklahoma City. Tickets are $10 in advance (available at the History Center 522-0765 and the Velvet Monkey Salons) and $15 at the door for an evening of great music and entertainment.

Saturday the 24th we will have a vintage car show and roundtable discussions at the History Center with Rockabilly pioneers like The Collins Kids, back in their native Oklahoma to be the grand marshals for the Oklahoma Gazette's Ghouls Gone Wild parade. They will also be performing Saturday night in conjunction with the parade. Everyone should come out to see the craziness and the History Center's float!

And, to get you ready for some great music, here's a video on Clyde Stacy and his performance coming up on the 23rd!