All right, let's do this. If you haven't already, read part 1 directly below. Do it now, so you can be caught up with the glory of Halloween, and my status as the Lord of the McFlies.
Savvy? Good. Wednesday brought Halloween and with it the Village Halloween Parade. I had never been before, and neither had Oach, so we decided to give it a look-see. This year's theme was "Wings of Desire." F that. It was Doc and Marty all the way.
But if you ever want to see a bunch of freaks in costumes, mark your calendar for this event. It was not time effective to go all the way home to go all the way back to where the parade lineup was, so I headed out directly from work, having changed in the bathroom, and picked up Doc from his place of business. Onto the parade lineup.
Some good costumes:
GoGo and a Crazy 88
Running with Scissors.
A skill crane game. Bonus points for... well, everything. A+
But a little something about the lineup for the parade. People suck. The way that the parade is arranged, they alternate a group of general public costume people with a float, or a band, or a group of some kind. That means there's a general holding pen of people. And because people suck, everyone has to be at the front. Which means they constantly cram themselves forward when there's nowhere to go. If only cows were this stupid, then slaughterhouse design would be a piece of cake.
It looked a little like this:
By the way, the man in the brown cap in the foreground evidently went as a sexual predator. He had no costume to speak of, and spent all of his time getting inappropriately close to girls he didn't know, not speaking, and smiling/laughing in a really creepy way. Gross. I threw up in my mouth a couple of times.
We didn't see any other Marty McFlys, but we did see one other Doc Brown at the line up. You can see him (her) just behind Oach in this one.
We didn't want to be too obtrusive, because her costume sucked by comparison.
Oach offers an editorial comment.
But anyway, once the parade got moving along it was fantastic. Here we are enjoying the fantasticity:
We started off the parade right near the NY Jedi group. These folks are hardcore. I captured a video of one of their very well-choreographed lightsaber duels. Don't mind the sound, some jackass couldn't keep his mouth shut:
It's so typical. Everyone is having a good time, then some bantha fodder has too much Corellian Brandy, the sabers come out, and the evening is ruined for everyone. Damn Jedi. We needed a good bounty hunter around there...
"My backpack's got jets, I'm Boba the Fett
I bounty hunt for Jabba Hutt to finance my 'Vette"
There were some crazy floats, including this one with the Kostume Kult:
Ron Jeremy was there, too:
As with all good things, the parade eventually came to an end. Oach and I were ridiculously hungry, so we met up with some fans:
and headed to Mustang Sally's Bar and Grill.
And after that, all that was left was to wander home, hunger sated and eyelids heavy.
Well that's all for now. If you want to see all of the pictures I took, you can head over HERE.
Hope everyone else had as much fun as we did. Next year will be even better.