We don't go in for Halloween much where I come from. We have no truck with all of this jack'o'lantern nonsense. Well, we don't have the pumpkins! And, as I observed to Ruby the other day, "Halloween costume parties are an affectation of The Great Satan, a cultural pollution to be resisted!" Don't even get me started on trick-or-treating.
The trouble with having the 'holiday' fall on a Sunday this year is that we get three straight days of this nonsense, three straight days of the streets and the bars (and the taxis - no goddamn taxis to be had!!) being clogged with raucous young Americans in ghoulish garb - a plague of zombie frat boys.
I hate going out on the weekends at the best of times, but during the current party marathon I am especially inclined to hunker in my bunker.
I may venture out tonight for the Kolegas Halloween show - over the past two or three years, that has been one of the best gigs of the year. And credit to them for holding it on the day, rather than shifting it to Saturday (they probably made that choice to avoid clashing with other big parties like the Yen event at 798, rather than as a matter of principle, but still...). As it's a 'school night', there's a slight chance that the crowd won't be too excessive, and the frat boy quotient tolerable.
Enough with the curmudging. For those of you who enjoy this All Hallows' Eve malarkey, here's a little bit of seasonal fun. [Find it here, courtesy of art-widget king Ze Frank, via blogger extraordinaire JES.]