I never cease to be amazed at how big Halloween is here. Pumpkins literally sit outside every house in every street and people young and old, but mainly old use it as an excuse to put on fancy dress. I was in Starbucks on Saturday morning and queued up behind a witch!
I spoke to my son on Sunday and he was dressed up as a skeleton waiting to go to a kids party but here it is mainly the adults that dress up (80% of the population are said to don costumes this weekend!).
However it sounded like the college town of Madison in Wisconsin (which I have been too) got a bit too scary last night."A weekend of Halloween celebrations popular with college students resulted in more than 400 arrests, and police used bursts of pepper spray early Sunday to break up crowds of revelers."