Wednesday, October 31, 2007

NY beats NY

Halloween parade just finished, the floats have gone by, staged statements have ended, the cops have moved the barricades and cleared the streets, and the cleaning trucks are out sweeping up the city, but the theatrical mood of the village persists. This year, like many others, NY outdoes NY. The parade is only a small part. Everyone does a little something or a whole lot of big things, and fill the city block after block. The whole city of strangers collaborate and the result is a make-believe world of outsized masks and wigs, striking boots and costumes, self-made or paid-for, and just personalities. Some pictures from 06 here.