People are really uncomfortable about death, especially in the U.S. Which is why you don't see a whole lot of creativity and originality when it comes to honoring the deceased. Most funerals tend to follow a fairly similar protocol, often with religious overtones. But every human is weird, colorful, and unique, and there's no reason that funerals shouldn't reflect this.
Here are 16 stories that prove funerals can be fun, or at least different:
1.) From Back2Bach:
As a funeral music planner and organist, I've worked with families on many funerals to honor "special requests."
One was a "Wizard of Oz"-themed funeral, where the deceased woman had loved the original movie and requested that music from it be used.
Pall bearers and friends of the family dressed in costumes of the principal characters as they entered the church, including dozens of Munchkins, Toto and the Witch.
There wasn't a dry eye after the eulogy when the soloist sang "Over the Rainbow," but many smiles as the coffin was carried out of the church en route to the cemetery as everyone sang "We're Off to See the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz!"