Sunday, November 02, 2008
2008 Freakfest in black and white
We had dinner downtown and then observed the passing parade for a while from behind the snow fences on the periphery near the Square, far from the bright stadium lighting on lower State Street. Nothing but those awful sodium vapor lights with their garish color that nothing can get rid of. Black and white looks a lot better.
The weather was unusually warm and pleasant for this time of year, which probably contributed to the relaxed, casual atmosphere, along with a light, professional law enforcement presence -- apparently without the help of the gentleman on the right. There were far fewer arrests than last year. For the third year in a row, fencing off State Street for Freakfest and charging admission seem to have been successful in curbing the unruly behavior and property damage that marked previous Halloween weekend observances on State Street. All in all, a pretty good night. More photos in my Flickr set.