So this is part deux of my NYC trip and to note that I went during the Halloween period. It was quite an experience and I got to see my favourite show in 3d “The Nightmare before Christmas“!
One should see the queues outside the costume shops on the eve of Halloween! I got a picture but it’s too blurry so not going to put that up. People are VERY much into Halloween here and I LOVE it! It feels like you are in a really big theme park, with everyone having a little bit of fun despite of the busy city work life!
When I took a bus ride in Staten Island, it was great to see houses all decorated with ghouls hanging in the doorway, bloodied trails along the pathways. It was a good way to see all the houses in their Halloween costumes, you should do that if you have a chance! Though… I cannot remember the bus number or route I took, sorry!
Now coming back to NYC, people deck in costumes roaming the streets, merrily high and jolly. I went to a darker side of Halloween with my friend who was into goth. It was a little overwhelming for me when I stepped into the club, cute topless pixies but sharp-teethed, ditched bride crying blood, Marilyn Manson look-alike, witches and wizards, vampires and werewolves…gory kind.
When I went to the car to get a drink, I saw a rolled mat tucked at the foot of the counter and naturally I placed one of my foot on the mat while ordering. After I got my drink, I moved to another corner, sipping my drink and continued people-watching until I turned back to look at the counter….
There was a man rolled inside the mat and he was just admiring all those girls with short skirts making their orders in full glory! Of course some of the girls knew full well of that and made sure to stand over the face of the man rolled in the mat. All sort of fetishes indeed… hmmm
Now to share a few pictures of my Halloween in NYC…