Every other month, Balliceaux is crowded to the rafters with people eager to share a story or hear one. Secretly Ya’ll, Tell Me a Story offers new themes each time, which have included universal themes such as wreckage, the tantalizing show me the honey hole, and the inevitable heartbreak hotel. But every storyteller must adhere to the theme, at least loosely. People willing to get up in front of a roomful of strangers to share their stories seem to be fearless about oversharing. They’ve confessed to seducing virgins, breaking into schools and turning in murderers — meaning it’s a stellar way to spend an evening if you’re an aural voyeur.
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