The Ghost of Uncle Joe’s Halloween Ball and Fundraiser returns to the Jersey City Cemetery October 22 – 23, 2021.
When I say the best halloween party ever, I mean it. Every year, Anthony “Dancing Tony” Susco, fun runner at Jersey City’s Rock-it Docket, hosts the Ghost of Uncle Joe’s fundraiser for and at The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery featuring a star-studded lineup of all of my favorite (cover) bands. But these ain’t your average cover bands. Dressed in full costume, these acts look and sound like the real deal … sometimes even more so than the bands they’re covering.
Full disclosure, I work on the event’s website every year, theghostofunclejoes.com, with my agency Fake Plastic Websites, but this post is not meant to be a disingenuous commercial. The Ghost of Uncle Joe’s has become a family tradition for me and so many others in and around Jersey City. And if watching Joy Division open for Guns N’ Roses in a cemetery on Halloween weren’t enough, it is for a noble cause, which makes it that much better.
The amount of work that has gone into this year’s event has been especially impressive and if you’ve never been, this year will definitely be one for the books. Check out the lineup below and my personal history of Uncle Joe’s costumes. – Dennis Marrero
Ghost of Uncle Joe’s 2021 Lineup
Talking Heads / The Strokes / Billy Idol / The Hold Steady / Ramones / Pat Benetar / Fleetwood Mac / Rush / The Clash / Metric / Limp Bizkit / Rage Against the Machine / Sunny Day Real Estate / Bright Eyes / Traffic / Rock Utopia / Spongebob Squarepants Underwater Band / Lady Gaga / The White Stripes / PJ Harvey / LCD Soundsystem / The Ben Gibbard Treatment / Lou Reed / Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds / Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street / The Jam / Donna Summer / The Black Keys / David Bowie / Bikini Kill / Maroon 5 / Sugar / Tribute to Adam Schlesinger / Elliot Smith
My Uncle Joe’s Costume History
2014 GOUJ | The Leftovers
2015 GOUJ | Major League – Wild Thing
2016 GOUJ | Star Wars – The Force Awakens
2017 GOUJ | Guardians of the Galaxy
2018 GOUJ | Batman, Catwoman and the Trump Joke
2019 GOUJ | Into the SpiderVerse
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