KIST, Ribcage, and Death By Misadventure Bring Halloween Havoc to Lafayette

Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

LAFAYETTE, IN (October, 21, 2017) – Halloween is a favorite holiday for many, so it’s no wonder that the Lafayette Theater wanted to start the celebration off early with a special show. It was a show to celebrate the day of the dead unlike any other as it brought not just one, but multiple spirited classics back from the past.

Ribcage started the evening off right with a plethora of covers from musical genius. They breathed new life into many masterpieces, some from the peak of grunge mania which proved to be crowd pleasing favorites. Their stylings traveled the gamut from Rage Against the Machine all the way to Stone Temple Pilots, and by the end of Ribcage’s amazing set the crowd was beyond excited to find out how many more tricks the theater had up their sleeve.

Death By Misadventure came on next with a AC/DC tribute that could hardly be differentiated from the real thing. The eager audience watched on with glee as each and every song exploded with a power load off the stage. They cheered as the melodic dynamite melted their faces and they begged for more. Death By Misadventure solidified the night as an unforgettable Halloween performance, yet somehow the Lafayette Theater still had the best treat yet to come.

KIST took the stage with the finesse of the finest of rock gods, and were immediately greeted with a thunderous roar of approval from the crowd. From the passionate playing and vocals right down to the iconic dress code this band was right on par. Every single artist in the band are experts at their craft, and they played with a passion that oozed off the stage and permeated the crowd. It was obviously by the star struck look on the faces of everyone in the house that these gentlemen are hands down one of the best KISS tributes in the country if not the world.

KIST, Ribcage, and Death By Misadventure definitely brought their own breed of Halloween Havoc to the Lafayette Theater. They set a high standard for the holiday right out of the gate, and it will undoubtedly be a tough act to follow. If this beautiful evening is an example of what the rest of Halloween has in store for the Lafayette Theater then book a hotel and get tickets now because not a single second of their upcoming excellent adventures should be missed!

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne Ramey, owner, editor, & contributor at Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the young age of 5, and was immediately hooked. Every trip, even just to the local park, was turned into a fantasy scene of her own imagination that would later be turned into epic tales in word and photos.

Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professionals such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors such as Hoosier photographer Darryl Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up with photography and listening to amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when they hear the music. She wanted to help people SEE the music by capturing every magical moment of concerts that she could only dream about as she gazed into music magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to even being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography, as well as one of a kind photographic creations. Melodie published her first print book Photographic Memories: In the Beginning, a collection of poetry, in 2011, and has since published 2 more print works, Photographic Memories: Meet me in the Middle and Hoosier Heavens, her first photo book. Melodie currently acts as publisher, editor & lead contributor at Photographic Melodie and does freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and artists.

Melodie says, “I started out with a Tweety bird camera and a dream and I never let go. I will always love photography and the vessel it has given me to share the images of my heart and mind with the world. I have found that every single person on this earth visualizes the world in very different ways. Some people are optimists, some are pessimists. Some people are daydreamers, and others keep their feet firmly planted on the ground. Photography allows me to show some of these different visualizations. It allows the rationalist to see that it’s okay to dream, it can show the monsters hidden in the dark, and it can show even the saddest of people that there is still joy in the world.”

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