Halloween Recompense!

I guess some bad habits are hard to break. Here I am blogging about my Halloween on November 14th! I guess I am getting better since the delay is under 3 weeks! Normally I would be a minimum of 2 months behind.

I had been looking forward to Halloween for over a year. The theme for me was recompense. I wanted to recompense myself for missing out last year. My 2005 Halloween was spent finishing up moving out of Orange County. Instead of enjoying myself like planned, I spent my night sleeping on the floor of my living room. I’ll be damned if I was letting that happen to me again!

The plan was to go out & photograph the atmosphere of NYC on Halloween. I originally wanted to make this an all day thing. I took my sweet time & ended up leaving in the early evening. The goal was to take some nice pictures especially in the subway. I knew the opportunities were endless in the underground world.

I was invited to a party which I probably should have attended. I had my own reservations about that but I’ll pass on those feelings. The annual parade was my main target location. I normally do not enjoy events like that. I hate being squished in crowds. I must say it was not a bad experience at all!

The underground world was quite interesting on Halloween. I first wondered where everyone was. The train ride down to Manhattan was quite empty for an early weekday evening. The emptiness of the ride was very reminiscent of the 09/22/06 ride I blogged about here.

The only concern I had about going to the parade was the possible station closings. The MTA made mention of possible closings of the closest stops to the parade due to overcrowding. Thankfully when I got down there, the station was open & I was able to get down to business.

I eventually left the parade & decide to hang out in the L.E.S. The crowds I anticipated on the ride there never materialized. I never saw the crowd size I expected on any of the train rides I took. Maybe the conductors were surprised as well. They made announcements to make room for the big crowds coming from the parade. However they must have been shocked to hardly see any.

In the end, this Halloween ended up being one of, if not the best ever!

P.S. Yes, the first artist/band I played on my mp3 player when I left my house was the Smashing Pumpkins! Who else would it be!!!!

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