Halloween Hump Days Mean Half Priced Drinks For Hunchbacks!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHappy Hump Day, Modern Philosophers!

Since this is a Wednesday in October, it has been re-branded as “Halloween Hump Day” at Maine’s Witch Bars.  That means all Hunchbacks get half priced drinks for the entire day!

After a rough day in the Mad Scientist’s laboratory (there are a lot more of those in Maine than you realize!) or ringing the bells up in the bell tower, what better way to unwind and take a load off than by heading down to your local Witch Bar for cheap drinks?

And it’s not like the crowd doesn’t already buy a few rounds for the hard working folks from that line of work!

Bangor’s Three Toads & A Wicked Lady started the tradition about 10 years ago.  “As more and more Mad Scientists moved their businesses to Maine, we realized that we had a whole new population of Otherworldly Beings moving into our state,” explained Waltzing Matilda, my good friend, head of the local Coven, and co-owner of Three Toads.  “We wanted to help our hunchback friends to feel at home, so we came up with Halloween Hump Days.  They’ve been a huge success!”

H NDOctober is not only Halloween Season in Maine, but it’s also the peak Vacation and Tourist Season for Otherworldly Beings.  Maine is rattling to the rafters with special guests from away like Ghosts, Witches, Goblins, Vampires, Ghouls, Werewolves, and now Hunchbacks.

“We love to come to Maine for the Halloween Season,” gushed a Hunchback from Nevada, who introduced himself to this Modern Philosopher as Semimodo, and claimed to be a distant relative of Quasimodo.  “They make us feel so at home, we don’t feel like anyone is staring at us as we walk down the street, and the bars are wicked awesome!”

There were several out of town ‘Backers, as they like to refer to themselves, in the bar tonight and I made sure to introduce myself to all of them.  The general consensus was that they wished their Mad Scientists would move their operations to Maine, or that more churches with bell towers would be built here to increase job opportunities.

“We’d all be happy to retire here, but as a group, we love to work and we get bored if we’re not working either in the field of Science, or for the Church,” one very friendly ‘Backer with a taste for the bar’s infamous Pumpkin Cauldron Ale told me as his put his arm around my shoulder and spilled a little of his beer on my toga.  “I know we could get jobs in other lines of work, but were just so passionate about those two arenas and we really hate branching out into anything else.”

Tonight, however, work was the furthest thing from the patrons’ minds.  It was all about having fun, making new friends, drinking some delicious half priced beverages, and doing the occasional Cauldron Stand.

older witches“The Witches really know how to party!” Semimodo exclaimed after he watched my good friend and bar co-owner, Ti-Diana, complete a Cauldron Stand.  “I think they could drink any one of us ‘Backers under the old Lab Table.”

You know what, Modern Philosophers?  I’m going to hang around and see if that’s true.  I’m having too much fun to leave, and a brand new Cauldron of Pumpkin Ale just materialized in the far corner of the bar.

If you’re in the Bangor area, stop by Three Toads & A Wicked Lady, and I’ll buy you a brew.  I’ll be easy to find…I’m the only guy in a toga in the joint.

Happy Halloween Hump Day!

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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8 Responses to Halloween Hump Days Mean Half Priced Drinks For Hunchbacks!

  1. genext13 says:

    Half price for the 1 1/2’ers! Excellent!

  2. Wow, must be a catching trend, one of the Mexican Taverns goes one even better. The first 2 margaritas are FREE!! My witches (with a B) did some celebrating of our own tonight!! It was a great time!! 🙂

  3. ksbeth says:

    careful, it looks like those witches could take you –

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