For my last Halloween as a UW student, Ceej and some of our friends from Altoona came to spend the weekend with Dana and I (most of my roommates were out of town). For those of you who aren't from around here, Halloween in Madison (AKA "Freakfest") is quite the event and even has a place in Wikipedia, so you know it is of great importance (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Street_(Madison)). This year 38,300 people purchased tickets to State Street, which doesn't even take into consideration the visitors who just come to go to the bars! Dana and I were exceptionally excited for the weekend and spent two weeks preparing (and by "preparing" I mean "anticipating"). We made some decorations and put up spider webs... successfully making out apartment extremely scary.
We had a great time dressing up as a brick house and a brick layer (we just can't get enough of the couple costumes... although it didn't surpass our costume last year of the milk man and a pregnant housewife). Did you notice the cool facial hair that Ceej grew out to complete his costume? It was wonderful to spend some time together and with the A-Town boys, although (as usual) the weekend went by so fast!
Saturday was absolutely beautiful! We spent a majority of the afternoon having a few drinks right here on my front steps. It was just lovely! As the night went on, we played a game of "Apples to Apples" before heading down to State Street to go to a few favorite bars and experience Halloween Madison-style. We danced at Frida's and Brats, enjoyed a Fish Bowl at Wandos, and just laughed a ton. As is typical in early November, the walk home was freezing. I was thankful that Ceej was gracious enough to let me wear his outer layer (he always as at least a few). For some reason on this particular evening I ended up in many random belongings and articles of clothing. In the picture below, which was taken in the wee hours of Sunday morning, I am wearing Ceej's costume over my own, Adam's hat, Evan's lei, and Mitch's mustache! It was definitely a successful weekend!
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