|Lisa, Liz, Valerie, Chuck, Todd, and|
Eudora's niece Mary Alice
|Chuck in Eudora's garden.|
|Chuck books everywhere you|
look at Lemuria...including the
Penguin Classics spinner. Sweet.
|Damned print made for the big event.|
|High School fan.|
Hal and Mal's, the venue for the evening event. Hal and Mal's is an old warehouse that's been converted into a restaurant and entertainment venue. The space is huge, and almost all of it was dominated by the Chuck preparations. Hal and Mal are Zita's uncle and father, and apparently she'd basically lived at the place for the last week decorating for the event. The effort was obvious. In addition to the book reading, Lemuria coordinated with other local businesses to make the night a huge JX RX (Jackson Rocks) event in support of local businesses. From Hal and Mal's to Cathead Vodka, to local artists, to the Parlor Market restaurant, to bands, the community bonded over the event and helped spread the word.
|Art show devil--very cool.|
In one room at Hal and Mal's, an art show inspired by Damned covered the walls. Devils and images of hell and violence covered the walls. If I'd had $1,500 to spare, I would have purchased one of the pieces. They were all very cool, and the art show was a great idea as a passive way to entertain people (and hopefully sell some local art) before the show started.
|Stale popcorn ball.|
|Packed house in hell.|
|Chuck on stage with an inflated brain.|
|Chuck with Madison from|
Damned, aka Maggie.
|Thank you Chuck, and thank you Zita.|