Wednesday, October 17, 2018
LaZoom Haunted Comedy Bus Tour...say what?
Asheville North Carolina – LaZoom Haunted Comedy Bus Tour
“Hey babe, for our vacation to Asheville NC next month I booked us a one hour thing called the LaZoom Haunted Comedy bus tour...that should be fun right?” My wife said smiling enthusiastically.
I stopped sipping my hot coffee and looked up at her from my cup with a completely bewildered look on my face and replied with a certain snarky snapping tone, “Ah what?”
I thought for a moment she had completely lost her mind and then with my playful yet annoyed attitude I asked, “What the Hell are you talking about?”
I thought; “Haunted” and “Comedy” cannot go together, they don’t mix…or do they?
I can tell you folks that “haunted” and “comedy” can in fact mix and give you quite an enjoyable time…at least for us that it did.
We ventured down to Asheville NC in late August of 2018. We had never been there before and decided on a whim to go (actually we saw a tourism commercial on television about the town and both said, “Hey that looks kind of cool, let’s go there).
On a warm Saturday night we arrived at the LaZoom headquarters on 76 Biltmore Ave. The building was funky and the interior was even funkier (is that a real word?). We sat on a comfy couch and had a beer while we waited. The tour bus sat outside and the staff was getting it ready to go. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect. I had been on ghost tours before, but never one that incorporated comedy of any kind and a giant purple painted bus with huge lips on the front.
Once the bus rolled down the street we were greeted by a 300 year old voodoo priest named BoneZee as our tour guide. He was quite a delightful character…a real fire cracker. He regaled us with true haunted stories as we went from one block to another along with his side-kick who helped bring the stories to life; the nun at the church, the bootlegging tunnels during prohibition, the fella that jumped off a building during the Great Depression and so on. He even pulled out his…guitar…and sang a hauntingly rendition of “You give love a bad name” with slight change of wording of course.
The tour was filled with not only a great deal of humor, but real history and real ghost stories as well. We got to see parts of Asheville that we most likely would not have seen on our own. Same is true for the stories of the haunted parts of Asheville. So, it is true, haunted and comedy can indeed mix and you can have a lot of fun doing it. I highly recommend if you are ever in Asheville NC, you definitely book the LaZoom Haunted Comedy Tour. Just look at all the positive reviews on Google, Facebook and Trip Adviser and you’ll know what I mean.