Show Preview: 6th Annual Christmas Pageant & Midnight Mass @ the Blue Moon – Th Dec. 24th

The Blue Moon is hosting its 6th annual Christmas pageant and Midnight Mass this Thursday, December 24th. The event will feature performances by

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Christmas Belles

Joe Howe, Nervous Energy, Nic Gonzales of the Curious Mystery & Brad Dunn, a puppet show by

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Space Losers

and an appearance by Jesus and Satan. Country Mike DJs from 7pm – 9m for a special happy hour.

I had a few questions for Jason Josephes, organizer of the festivities (and participant), and here’s what he had to say:

Q:How did this tradition begin?

Jason Josephes: I needed money for a wooden leg. It seemed like the best way to raise funds at the time.

Q: What are some highlights of previous Midnight Masses?

JJ: I don’t think we’ve had any yet.

Q: Have audience members complained to you about any of the performances?

JJ: When haven’t they complained? That’s the question.

Q: What can we expect from Joe Howe and Country Mike?

JJ: Well, they’re not gonna kiss. I can tell you that much.

Q: Are there types of entertainment acts you’d definitely turn down for this show?

JJ: I’ll know them when I see them. Then no one else will see them. Not at this show, anyways.

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Jason Josephes at the Blue Moon – photo by Amelia

Q: How many baby Jesuses have been involved in the shows?

JJ: The ones we taunt or the ones that get eaten?

Q: What’s your favorite Christmas song?

JJ: “Mambo #5” by Lou Bega.

Q: What do you expect Jesus’ reaction would be to these Masses?

JJ: Well, I’m sure he’s smelled worse things.

Q: Have you had any real priests speak at any of the shows?

JJ: Every year, but he’s never on his meds so things get a little crazy.

Q: And . . . a few hints about Jesus N’ Satan being on the bill?

No. Consider it covered with wrapping paper and marked “Do Not Open Until Xmas.”

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