Samhain Seventeen

I’ve thrown Halloween parties since I was eight years old. Now in my early forties I’m stoked Halloween is starting to take off in Australia. It gets shit canned as crass Americanisation, which is something Aussies get very passionate about. People of Celtic heritage, such as myself, fire up like a ginger in the sun when this is brought up as a point of view. American? Samhain is as Celtic as whiskey!

The mini was tarted up with a lick of paint, reset coping and a few cross beams in the bits getting saggy. The old girl was ready for a hiding, and that sure happened – copping it sweet, but still serving up several beatings of her own.

You can’t go wrong with a good crew, cranked tunes, BBQ and plenty of beers. Cheers for coming along and for the laughs.

Shout out to my very tolerant neighbours for not calling the cops!

Words by Josh Feggans
Photos by Josh Feggans and Duncan Ewington

Stick assisted five o from Rob.  Photo: Joshua Feggans

Stick assisted five o from Rob. Photo: Joshua Feggans

Miami vibe Duncan Ewington sweeps it up.
Photo: Joshua Feggans

Beware Ducky after dark!  Photo: Joshua Feggans

Beware Ducky after dark! Photo: Joshua Feggans

Ash, Alexanne and Rob stylin'.  Photo: Joshua Feggans

Ash, Alexanne and Rob stylin’. Photo: Joshua Feggans

Adam Lineham skated for hours and stayed until last drinks, layback.  Photo: Joshua Feggans

Adam Lineham skated for hours and stayed until last drinks, layback. Photo: Joshua Feggans

Mr. Wiltshire picking his holy nose. Photo: Joshua Feggans

Mr. Wiltshire picking his holy nose. Photo: Joshua Feggans

My beautiful, ever so tolerant wife Jo loves Samhain. Photo: Joshua Feggans

My beautiful, ever so tolerant wife Jo loves Samhain. Photo: Joshua Feggans

Josh Feggans put down the tongs to snag a smith. Photo: Duncan Ewington

Josh Feggans put down the tongs to snag a smith. Photo: Duncan Ewington

Father Wiltshire needs a nap. Photo: Duncan Ewington

Father Wiltshire needs a nap. Photo: Duncan Ewington

Warding off evil, nah, welcoming it! Photo: Duncan Ewington

Warding off evil, nah, welcoming it! Photo: Duncan Ewington

Daniel Morris getting droog on a front rock. Photo: Duncan Ewington

Daniel Morris getting droog on a front rock. Photo: Duncan Ewington

Blake "Ducky" Convey full width 50 to fakie. Photo: Duncan Ewington

Blake “Ducky” Convey full width 50 to fakie. Photo: Duncan Ewington

Rob Wiltshire needs a stick these days. 5-0 to tailslide. Photo: Duncan Ewington

Rob Wiltshire needs a stick these days. 5-0 to tailslide. Photo: Duncan Ewington

Getting stuck into the yarn juice. Photo: Duncan Ewington

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