This past weekend was mine and Tessa's annual trip down to Atlanta to go to Netherworld since it is October and Halloween is near! We started out the weekend by having her best friend Krista and her fiance Brandon join us as we headed to downtown Greenville and check out the Vault of Horror on Main St. After the haunted house we went back to our not-so-haunted house to watch Cabin in the Woods since Krista and Brandon had never seen it while Tessa baked some nommy cupcakes!
The next morning, Tessa got up bright and early and made breakfast for the four of us including pancakes, bacon, eggs and coffee. After breakfast, we made our way down to Georgia stopping at the Mall of Georgia before heading into Atlanta to go to the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coke. It was fun taking Krista and Brandon to the latter since they had never been. I love taking newbies places and getting to share experiences with them. That's why I take a newbie couple each year to see TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA!
After the World of Coke, we headed towards Netherworld stopping to grab some dinner along the way. We stopped at Firehouse Subs and I caught the beginning of the South Carolina/LSU game. While in line at Netherworld, I was obsessing over the game as I was constantly checking scores on my phone. However, I did still really enjoy both of this year's Netherworld attractions, Banshee and The Hive, despite obsessing over a game that the Gamecocks eventually lost....by TWO points! The Hive was a great improvement from the Raw Meat side attraction last year since this one dealt with biological experiments gone awry. Banshee was this year's main attraction and was just as brilliant as always! Definitely worth the trip and the money! And, of course, Tessa and I had to stock up on some souvenirs!
We didn't get home until around 3 am and Krista and Brandon headed on home since no one was available to take care of their dogs two nights in a row. At least they got to nap on the way to my house!
The next morning Tessa and I got up and did our monthly duties at church then went downtown so I could do some stage announcements at the Michelin on Main stage at St. Francis Fall For Greenville. I got to introduce STEREO REFORM and THE LIONZ OF ZION both of whom I have had as guests on Upstate Unsigned! I also hung around long enough to catch part of TJ LAZER AND THE NEW DETROITS' set since they have also been guests on the show.
In between sets, Tessa and I were perusing downtown to find some tasty treats like kettle corn and the fantastic doughnut burger from Grille 33!
Having had very little sleep the past few nights, Tessa and I were both exhausted so we came home and took a nap before getting back out and going to see the new horror flick Sinister at the Great Escape in Simpsonville. The film definitely lived up to the hype about how scary it is as it freaked Tessa out pretty bad. Let's just say she wasn't having me leave her in the dark at any point that night! Now for Paranormal Activity 4!