West Hollywood’s Wild Carnival Just One of Many Party Events To Get Excited About As Adults Dress Up Like Kids and Act Like College Students
Sometimes, we just go through the motions.
We know something good is coming up, but we kind of get ready for it like a football team doing a morning walk-through at the stadium before a big game.
As Halloween 2011 began to creep into the calendar, I was guilty of doing the same, of acknowledging its existence but hardly embracing it. When the time came, I knew I would be ready, yet rather than getting excited I was taking more of a “when it gets here” mentality.
But Halloween is not just another keg party. It’s a huge party – Alabama-LSU proportions – one in which adults act like kids by dressing in costumes and, once properly attired, go out and act like horny college students hiding behind masks, creatures or characters that are not really themselves. They can do things they wouldn’t normally do (yeah, right, just perhaps not as quickly) because they are just acting out the character, you see.
That’s the case for single people, anyway. and all this started to hit me when I started to dig through my closet for my annual costume. It’s a race car driver’s fire suit, an authentic one from a former IndyCar driver who gave it to me – shoes, hat and all, complete with the full sponsor logos – when he decided to hang up his steering wheel.
Recently, I added to the look by including a race queen’s sash. When I put it on at the wild and wonderful Halloween Carnival, a huge block party along LA’s Sunset Strip, girls – and hot ones – started racing in from everywhere to pose for pictures. They all wanted to be the race queen with the race car driver and the temperature in my cockpit was rising rapidly!
Thoughts of this and other great Halloween moments suddenly began not to haunt me, but to inspire me.
The Hollywood Carnival is on Monday – Halloween day in 2011 – but the parties start on Friday. The monster of them all in the South Bay Beach Cities is happening at the Portofino, and every single person in the South Bay will be at it.
I may only recognize about half of them because, well, they will not only be hiding in costume but some will also masquerading their true personalities, as well. For them, that means they will be more fun – and wild.
I can’t wait!