Echo Lake funks up Looking Glass Tattoo-Ween Party at Blackbird

Josh Rouse

Washburn-based funk band Echo Lake provided the musical entertainment Oct. 29 at the Looking Glass Tattoo-Ween Costume Party, hosted by Blackbird Espresso Bar and Bistro.

The costume party saw many unique costumes, including a bong/bag of weed couple, Mario and Luigi, a robot, a giant bunny rabbit and several women of the night. The band was also dressed up, with lead singer/acoustic guitarist David Hess dressed up as a giant chicken, saxophonist T.C. Gomez dressed up as post-mortem Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, lead guitarist Michael Spangler dressed as the Big Bad Wolf, drummer Matt Mirsch dressed up as the Easter Bunny and bassist Scott Stormann as a skeleton.

“That giant bong was pretty awesome,” said Gomez.

Echo Lake played several songs off its album, “3445 B,” as well as cover songs such as the “Ghostbusters” theme song, “Santeria” by Sublime and “Beer” by Reel Big Fish. They also introduced a debuted a new original song. Aside from that, the show gave the band an excuse to get dressed up.

“Halloween is my favorite holiday,” said Stormann.