Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween in Kent

There are some people in Kent that decorate for Halloween. This is one of the most decorated in a 25' x 10' front yard they do a lot. This was the day after Halloween, note the snow on the car.
These people also do a lot in their front yard.
Downtown Kent and the Kent State University have a party downtown. The streets get really crowded at 11 PM. This is 10 PM at the half time of the Ohio State / Penn State football game and I wasn't willing to stay longer.
Kent lights up some buildings for the show.
The streets and sidewalks are filled with revelers.
This was my favorite group display. The boat Orca and Jaws itself chasing it. Really cute idea.
Where's Waldo?
These two adults just came from a renaissance fair.
My number one pick for best costume. This guy walking on his hands all night. I hope you got this one as your number one pick also. (He is really on his feet and he has holes in the pants to see through. Click on the photo and you will see this.)
There were about 10 real policemen on the corner. They normally arrest about 100 people. About 60 of them for under age drinking. The legal age is 21 in Ohio. There is a special court the on Sunday to clear the cases.
Our calm downtown becomes active on a few days a year but this is the most late night activity. All the bars are filled to over capacity.

19 comments:

alicesg said...

Looked like so much fun and they all looked like they enjoyed the party. You must have enjoyed too. Have a nice day.

Louise said...

I think this looks like more fun than I could handle! I love university towns and their festivities.

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

VERY cool! WAY cooler than watching the election map light up -- let me tell you!

Blessings,
Lacy

Twisted Fencepost said...

Looks like fun!
The guy walking on his hands....great costume, but I don't think I'd want to wear it for long.

Luke Wiley said...

I would have liked to see these creative displays! very nice!

Jo Castillo said...

Great fun! Bet the guy "walking on his hands" had tired arms, regardless. Good idea.

evlahos said...

as i can understand, you had a great time

T and S said...

WOW...you folks had a real good time. And that top pick of costume..guy walking on his hands all night is unique...Thomas

Gretchen said...

Looks like everyone had a blast! I couldn't walk on my hands for two seconds.

Darla said...

Well, I wouldn't have went up to those two scary houses! Ya'll sure know how to party. The guy on his hands, old gymnast or rejected circus clown, lol. Good post. Come check out Lake Jackson, you probably already know of it. I thought of you when I took the pics this morning!

Mary said...

Looks like a university party for sure! I imagine it is a lot of fun except for the rowdiest ones. I do like that costume...what a great idea.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Spooky, noisy and fun! :)

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A Blog In The Rough said...

Funny upside down costume for sure. I liked the scary skull projected on the building too.

NCmountainwoman said...

What a fun time that must have been. I loved the hand-walking guy. Not too surprising about the crowded bars.

Carletta said...

A big difference from the calm almost empty streets of your post yesterday!

Shellmo said...

What a vibrant area - liked seeing the night view w/ the buildings lit up!

tipper said...

Wow looks like alot of folks go all out. Love the man on his hands and the snow. Snow at Halloween!

Misty Dawn said...

Oh my gosh - the memories!!!!!!!!!! I can't comment - I have to stare at the photos and reminisce!