2012-10-25 / Front Page

Bug Halloween party lives up to legend

The Halloween blowout at the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort attracted a host of zombies, ghouls and other cool costumes on Saturday night.

The event attracts crowds of masked revelers each year to what may be the biggest Halloween party in the Yosemite region.

Outstanding characters included Bug co-owner Douglas Shaw decked out as a hantavirus-infected deer mouse--with face mask and antlers. To complete the effect, Shaw pushed a mop as he mingled with partygoers.

Yosemite Bug co-owner Douglas Shaw showed up as a less-than-welcome guest--a hantavirus-infected deer mouse.
Erik Skindrud / THE GAZETTEYosemite Bug co-owner Douglas Shaw showed up as a less-than-welcome guest--a hantavirus-infected deer mouse. Erik Skindrud / THE GAZETTE









A group of amateur musicians warmed up the crowd before The Trespassers took the stage around 10 p.m. 

A zombie-faced singer in fishnet stockings performed with the warm-up band that appeared before The Trespassers.
Erik Skindrud / THE GAZETTEA zombie-faced singer in fishnet stockings performed with the warm-up band that appeared before The Trespassers. Erik Skindrud / THE GAZETTE









Numerous other costumes grabbed attention as well. A robed Jesus Christ appeared to partygoers. Another attendee had spent many hours crafting a Roman suit of armor out of aluminum Pabst Blue Ribbon beer cans. 

Local notables at the party included Dr. Charles Mosher--who was dressed for stormy weather. Local realtor George Heiss arrived wearing an 80s hair-band wig.

The Trespassers provided entertainment for more than 150 revellers. 

--Erik Skindrud / THE GAZETTE

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