In general I don’t like Hallowe’en. It’s a strange holiday which dominates the retail calendar for a few weeks pushing candy and costumes to kids; parties and costumes to adults and as Dan Savage says it’s become a bit of a ‘Straight Pride’. Being British curmudgeons my roommate and myself batten down the hatches, turn off the front lights and ignore the festival. Or nearly ignore it. My one piece of Hallowe’enia every year is to go down Cole Street in my neighborhood to see what display is on at the modern house in the middle of the block. The second floor’s glass wall makes a great spot for dancing displays. One year it was a dancing zebra and giraffe, this year it was an homage to Monsters Inc.
Next stop: Turkey Day which is much more up my street.