Halloween?

It’s mid-October. Fall’s just tipped her hand. There’s a nip that wasn’t there a week ago, a quiet chill to an evening that’s shorter everyday. And it all leaves (Oh gawd, the pun!) me with one burning question:

What the hell am I gonna do for Halloween?

That’s the question for the ages. Like the preeminent quest of my life– the perfect Halloween celebration.

I’m not much one for the Yuletide cheer. Likewise, I don’t get all gooey over Valentine’s or The Fourth or [insert other holiday affair here]. No, for me, there’s really only one holiday that matters. The one where I can dress like a ballerina and no one questions my sexuality– well, mostly.

Anyway, after a couple years in the area, I’ve come to the conclusion that The Great OC don’t really know how to get down for Halloween. I’ve been forced to take part in the debauchery of West Hollywood for my Halloween kicks. Of course, that’s a bit like forcing an alcoholic to take a sponge bath in Wild Turkey, but there are some draw backs.

Like the drive. Lord the drive. Unless you’re lucky enough to have some friends to crash with in West Hollywood or you’ve put up for a hotel room. We’re talking the Dread Pirate Roberts of all drives– the 4:35 AM, LA – OC, DD commute. If there is a hell. Look no further.

Then there’s the parking. Christ the parking. You’ll be lucky to find a spot in Torrance.

So, maybe I’m relatively new to Orange County. Maybe there’s some killer-underground-Halloween-scene that I’m missing. I’m open to the possibility. My hopes lie with you– The OC Metroblogging Community. (Hope you booked your hotel already. –ed. Shutup, you.)

So, what the hell are you doing for Halloween?

6 Comments so far

  1. Michael Doss (unregistered) on October 11th, 2004 @ 6:32 pm

    I’ve been throwing a large Halloween party for the last few years – but I prefer my own to large, city-wide events.

    That said, I was in Las Vegas for the 31st last year (for a wedding, not by choice), and I had a great time downtown in costume. It’s just too bad my place isn’t big enough for the 500 close friends I’d like to invite.


  2. mrhooks (unregistered) on October 11th, 2004 @ 7:54 pm

    I’m thinking of going back to UCSB for the annual Halloween party on DP (Del Playa, they abbreviate everything over there), if the police don’t barricade the offramps. I can’t believe I haven’t been there for Halloween in 11 years. Here’s hoping I don’t feel like a creepy old guy (thankfully I don’t look the part).

    If not, I’m sure one of my friends will have a party.


  3. Staci (unregistered) on October 11th, 2004 @ 9:02 pm

    Wait, let me get this straight…there’s stuff to do on Halloween other than shepherding small children around the neighborhood so they coerce candy from strangers, and then trying to get them to bed despite the sugar high afterwards? Huh, go figure.


  4. Rus (unregistered) on October 13th, 2004 @ 1:44 pm

    Waitaminute! What’s this about coercing candy from strangers?!? How can I get down on summa dat?


  5. Meridian (unregistered) on August 17th, 2005 @ 6:44 am

    hmm…:?


  6. Adriana (unregistered) on October 21st, 2005 @ 6:26 pm

    Recently single again and ready to go out, yeah! Thinking the same thing…I looooove Halloween. I am ready to get my Catgirl outfit out but no where to go in the OC it seems…People please post pronto so Rus and I have a place to go (he, he!)



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