My friend, Jenny Callihan, invited me and Kim Spears to make a surprise appearance as Legault and the Countess Kimberlain at Pikeville College for Poetry Night October 2002.
We readily agreed and looked forward to the event.
I got several stares as I walked from the city park to the college, dressed in black and holding a lantern.
When we got there, Jenny was waiting for us and asked us to wait outside for a minute.
Then we entered the room and approached the stage.
I went first and proceeded to read "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe.
It was really dark in the room, and since I am half blind anyway, I had a hard time reading and had to have the book practically in my face.
Kim read "Reapers" and did a great job putting emotion into her reading.
When we were done, we got a standing ovation.
We stood around and talked to Jenny for awhile, getting many stares.
When it was time to leave, I walked back to the van and noticed that I had accidently left a light on.
As luck would have it, my battery was dead, and I, Legault, the Lord of the Vampires, had to go back to the college and ask for a jump start.
One of the guys was joking and asked why I didn't just turn into a bat and fly home since I was a vampire.
I explained that there was precious cargo in the back of my hearse!