Interviewer: What is being performed?
Informant: Haunted park called Giggle Hill by Rayna Koishikawa
Interviewer: What is the background information about the performance? Why do you know or like this piece? Where or who did you learn it from?
Informant: Giggle Hill is a park in Maui. The legend says you are supposed to hear giggling but my friends and I only heard screaming (turned out to be owls)
Interviewer: What country and what region of that country are you from?
Informant: US Maui, HI
Interviewer: Do you belong to a specific religious or social sub group that tells this story?
Interviewer: Where did you first hear the story?
Informant: My experience, the legend says the soldiers brought their girlfriends up on the hill and you can still hear them giggling. We only heard screaming.
Interviewer: What do you think the origins of this story might be?
Informant: It depends on which story.
Interviewer: What does it mean to you?
Informant: It’s just a fun story from my past.
Context of the performance– classmate conversing before class
Thoughts about the piece–
An old WWII story still encourages young people to visit a romantic spot in groups but sometimes have a different experience from the original. Giggle Hill is a well-known landmark and park that is featured here: http://mauimama.com/parks/united-states/hawaii/haiku-pauwela/parks/4th-marine-division-memorial-park-giggle-hill/ and http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/content/tour-hawaiis-creepiest-places-google-street-view-so-you-dont-really-have