Kids from the suburbs began to come to the parade to see the sights, quite often they were more than a wee bit tipsy. The "vibe" of the parade began to change. It was moved from the Village's streets to 6th Avenue. Our neighborhood parade had grown too large, and it just wasn't the same anymore. I haven't lived in the Village for, what, 25 years or so. The parade has become a huge annual blockbuster event. I tried to find pictures of the parade back when, but all I could find were shots from the last few years. On YouTube, I stumbled upon footage from the 2008 parade. A contingent of zombies seemed to be next up. Suddenly music started. Someone dressed as Michael Jackson stepped forward and began dancing - with a few hundred zombies - recreating the dance from "Thriller". There is hope for the parade yet.
I hope you had a great Halloween