Halloween in the Castro

I don’t know why I thought it would be a normal Saturday night. I mean, I’ve lived in/near the Castro for 2 years, but I can’t seem to remember that Halloween is a week-long celebration.

My husband and I went out on Saturday night to attend see Alton Brown live. Yes, you read that right. Alton Brown. Live at the Castro Theatre. He showed us awesome science experiments, and crazy beer can explosions. And FYI, he’s funnier in real life than he is on the show. It was pretty stinkin’ awesome. If you ever have a chance to see him live, do it!

After the show, we went to dinner at The Dancing Pig (castro and 18th. http://www.thedancingpigsf.com). It’s a new barbeque restaurant that I just had to try. I was so excited when I looked at my menu and saw all my favorite dishes: pulled pork sandwiches, brisket, cole slaw, mac & cheese, and apple pie! Everything I ate was delicious! It was a little slice of the South right in the heart of San Francisco!

After dinner, he and I wandered around Castro St, gawking at all the costumes. Apparently, when Halloween is on a Wednesday, the big celebrations and parties happen on Sat night. It was a nice night, and people came out in the thousands! And almost everybody was in costume! I had a great time watching the people on the street. Alice in Wonderland, President Obama, Honey Boo Boo, Harry Potter, and at least 20 people dressed as PSY.

The crowd was so large, and the partying was so intense that a truck had to spray water on the street every 15 minutes. Yes, that’s right. A truck full of water drove down the street every 15 min spraying water to clean up the mess and disperse the crowd. I decided that my new definition of a crazy party: it’s only a great party if you have to call the water truck.


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