The Night Before X-Mess!


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My sister Cyn and me with Grampo

My sister Cyn and me with our beloved Grampo

Back on August 9, 1941, my grandfather, Herb Bolsta, copyrighted two original parodies: The Night Before X-Mess and Casey at the Battiest. For many years, he performed these humorous pieces at public functions and gatherings in Ortonville, the small Minnesota town where he lived. He then passed the torch to my dad, Kent Bolsta, a natural ham, who never missed an opportunity to perform one of these parodies at one of the countless public events he emceed or participated in. My dad had updated the parodies, and my sister, Cyn Bolsta, and I recently tweaked them a bit more. What’s very cool is that, while editing and recording The Night Before X-Mess, Cyn and I felt like we were collaborating with our dad and Grampo (as we called our grandfather). Cyn and I are proud to carry on the family tradition and present The Night Before X-Mess. We hope you like it!


My dad pulled out all the stops whenever he performed The Night Before X-Mess!

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And here is my dad performing Casey at the Battiest!


Our wonderful and talented dad, Kent Bolsta

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