Thanks to morons such as Sports Illustrated, which highlighted Madison's Halloween festivities with lines like "Mark Oct. 31 on your calendar with an anarchy sign. We'll be in Madison, Wis., for its annual Halloween party...in which up to 100,000 revelers parade on state street. Warning, this is not standard trick or treating, there have been riots the last two years."
Thanks. Thanks a lot. We didn't need to encourage more stupid behavior.
As of late, State Street's been more violent and mean than it used to be. Before it was watching out for yuppie punker kids seeking "spange" and avoiding the North Face coats, jocks and other random people. Now people have been attacked by roving gangs of youth who think it's fun to beat up on others.
Maybe it's all a warm-up for Halloween. Maybe it'll all go away. Frankly, I'm not thrilled with the stupidity and moronic behavior. I don't like knowing that my home city has had riots in what used to be a peaceful (if drunken) festivities because a bunch of girls decided to flash their titties around.
I'm just annoyed. The city's attempting to do stuff, but I'm starting to think that maybe the bars should be open all night like on New Year's Eve to avoid the mass mobs at 2:30 a.m.
That or we do like Blazing Saddles and build a faux State Street for the drunken morons to destroy. Either idea works for me.