"Last year, on October 29th, we played a show. And we alllll dressed up for it. Josh was thug life; Kenny, our old guitarist, was dressed as a knight (note the homemade ax); I was a banana (extra points to those that understand the pun in the costume); Jarrett was MySpace; and Tom was a baby in a high chair (though the high chair made it impossible for him to play guitar, so we ditched it). It was totally sweet. My banana costume still smells like sweat and cigarettes.
Two days later, I went into Manhattan for the big Halloween parade. For some reason, people felt inclined to point out my costume by drunkenly shouting, 'Banana!' like it was a profound discovery. I explained that I was actually dressed as a plantain, a fact that was appreciated most by the Hispanic revellers."