Have you heard the Word on the Street? It’s that Halloween in the Castro is making a comeback in 2011. So get dressed up and go, if you want.
Now, they won’t shut down the streets and put up fences and charge admission the way they did just a few years back. Oh no. Castro in the Halloween is returning but as a smaller event. You know, the way it was before all the “bros and hos” from Santa Clara County started showing up.
I haven’t heard word one about Halloween being cancelled this year – perhaps a new Mayor has new priorities?
And do you think the cops might be busy raiding (or “training” for raiding) Occupy SF down in the Embarcadero?
Anyway, Halloween in the Castro 2011 will be a sedate affair, with delightfully-costumed people milling about.
It will be old-school, with plenty of elbow room, the way it was before the era when cops would shut down streets. Like these scenes from the smallish Halloween in the Castro 2010.
See you there!
The stage at 16th, Market, and Noe. A kid from one of San Francisco’s housing projects got mad and shot nine people a little later on this particular evening. Nobody died though:
The Raiders and Niners fan what show up are generally better behaved than the actual fans at the stadiums:
An ocean of people at 17th, Market and Castro, a few years back:
I don’t know if Halloween in the Castro will ever get this big again, but who knows…