Nope, it’s not the Phantom of the Opera, it was the Phantom of the “Teenage Rebels”…!
When I was in college, I had a band, together with my brother, where I was playing the drums. It was called “Teenage Rebels” (of course, I was a teenager then!). And like the 80’s bands back then, we were like Billy Idol wearing Gothic accessories playing the music composed by Led Zep, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Duran Duran, Eric Clapton, Flock of Seagulls, and Stray Cats to name a few.
One of the goth item I wore during those days which I found kept for decades is my “Skull Ring”. Believe it or not, my favorite comic strip hero found on newspapers was “The Phantom”… And my Skull Ring brought a placebo-like effect turning me into the Phantom of the band playing the drums as a member of the Teenage Rebels! Yap, those were the days when being a rebel is synonymous to a high level of testosterone waiting to be unleashed!
I’m the ghost who walks…!
(The Phantom art courtesy of pop-cultured.net)