OK, OK--I promise this is the last Halloween-related entry I'm posting (at least till next year).
On Halloween night, Burke, Jeff, and I dressed up and attended the world-famous Village Halloween Parade. According to their official website, this parade is the nation's largest public Halloween celebration and is attended by over 2 million people. Anyway, here are our costumes. Can you guess who we are??
Yep, I'm Axl Rose, Jeff is Slash, and Burke is Buckethead: members of the seminal rock band Guns n' Roses!
As original as I thought this idea was, when we got on the subway to go downtown, we sat right across the aisle from the couple below. Another Axl and Slash!!!! (Grrrr. I thought we looked better.)
Anyway, we got down to the parade and waited in a line (read: mob) of people in costume for our turn to walk up 6th Avenue. I am happy to report that people in New York really take this holiday seriously. The costumes were pretty elaborate.
There were definitely a few drag queens in the crowd. (There's something you don't see in Texas!) This guy could've at least waxed his chest.
Even though the following shot is kinda blurry, I wanted to post it so you could get a feel for the crowd and the street. (Also, notice the spider puppet on the clock tower! It was awesome.) We marched up 25 blocks!!!