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November 1 & The Day of the Dead

November 1 & The Day of the Dead

All Saints Day, also called The Day of the Dead in Spanish-speaking countries, was Gus’s actual birthday. Its happy skeleton images also interested and inspired Gus as he grew older. It was this image, the skeleton, that Gus chose as his first symbol when he began to call himself Lil Peep and make himself visible to his SoundCloud listeners.

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Halloween

Halloween

Gus was born at around 9:00 or 10:00 am on a raw rainy day at in Allentown, in the hospital at the corner of 17th and Chew streets. The hospital window—on the fourth floor--overlooked the Farmers Market fairgrounds. I had gone there in the middle of the night—Halloween night. He always liked Halloween because it was the perfect lead up to his birthday. Every kid loves Halloween—the holiday that lets kids dress up and get free candy!
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