Month: November 2012

Halloween WAS Happy until…

Halloween in New Orleans is an adult affair. The costumes range from non-existent to incredibly over the top creative. Both last year and this year, Halloween has fallen on a weekday so a lot of people went out on the Saturday before. I went to frenchmen st. both times, and the sheer volume of people was insane both times. But it was a lot of fun. Last year I didn’t go out ON Halloween night, and the next day, I was feeling like that was a good idea, because there was a shooting on Bourbon street and a lot of folks were caught in the cross-fire. This year I did go out on Halloween, but I steered clear of Bourbon street. I put on my same, homemade/updated version of the cheshire cat costume I wore on Saturday and headed out to the french quarter for the halloween parade I missed last year. It’s a pretty tiny parade, but it’s all fun, and mostly about costume spotting anyway. The best was seeing Abe Lincoln ride by …