Just like every kid, I have a lot of fond memories of Halloween growing up. I remember making the perfect witch’s costume, trick-or-treating around the neighborhoods, and eating so much candy I can’t see straight– the standard Halloween fare. Then once I was a junior in high school, all my friends decided that maybe we were too old to trick-or-treat. That’s when I died inside. From then on, my Halloween’s were spent at home giving away candy to cute little kids dressed up like cowboys and princesses and volunteering at the local haunted houses.
Then I moved to New York and found out that adults have even more fun on Halloween.
Guess what Ricky and I went as this year? Yep! Sesame Street’s beloved Bert and Ernie. To be honest, the weather was really getting me down all day, a literal damper on my mood, and I almost considered flaking on my friend’s party. We eventually made it out to Brooklyn and boy was I glad we did. We boozed, danced, and made enough hilarious memories to last me a lifetime. These pictures from the Sinners Sanctum party are courtesy of my friend Helen. Please forgive my lazy self. I bought a camera and I still don’t use it.
On actual Halloween day, I usually go see the Halloween parade in the West Village. Every year, it sounds like a good idea and every year, I end up getting pissed at how crowded it is or how I can’t see anything because I am shorter than a piece of gum on the floor. So, this time, my friend Ange and I went to a masquerade ball at The Capitale instead, where we drank and danced ourselves into a stupor… again. The costumes were incredible! It made me mad that I abandoned my Ernie costume for some homemade superhero outfit. My super power: potent farts… they call me gas chamber. Just kidding, not really. I was expecting a lot of sluts and hos, but there were a surprising number of people dressed as really, I dunno, awesome shit! Forgive the inarticulateness.
The one bad thing I will say about this party though, they really try to gouge every cent from you. Cover price: $20. Coat check: $5 per item. Vodka red bull: $12. Group dancing to Thriller for the 3rd time in the past hour: priceless. It was my first time attending one of these giant Halloween events in the city and I really would do it all over again.