Devil’s Night a.k.a. “I Remember Halloween”

Filed under:Detroit, Girlie Pics, Halloween, Holiday, Horror, Images, Life Thoughts — posted by Jasper on 2010/11/02 @ 10:15 AM

The Misfits — Halloween.mp3
Ok. Halloween is over. This year was a good one, because it was the first Halloween that I spent in Austin. Compared to Detroit, there were several things that I did not experience and kinda miss.
The biggest difference…
There’s no such thing as “Devil’s Night” in Austin.
My reaction was…
Now, I’m curious as to what areas outside of Detroit celebrate and experience Devil’s Night.
For anyone who is unaware, Devil’s Night is the night before Halloween, where you and your friends go out and vandalize your neighbors’ property.
I have participated in Devil’s Night once or twice when I was much younger.
I stuck to the harmless pranks like, throwing rolls of toilet paper over the neighbors’ trees, writing on windows with bars of soap and maybe some egg throwing.
However, Devil’s Night has now become a 3 day event that is perpetuated by sociopaths who have no respect for their own community.
However, in some of the worst areas, cars, homes and commercial buildings were set on fire and other things were spray painted to celebrate “Devil’s Night”.
There was a time, when folks in neighboring areas would stand on their roofs to watch parts of the city burn.
This years arson count is up 169, compared to last year’s 119 fires
Most communities have implemented neighborhood watch initiatives and the media has been semi-successful in changing the name from “Devil’s Night” to “Angel’s Night”.
However, I will always refer to October 30th as “Devil’s Night”.
I hope everyone had safe Devil’s Night and Happy Halloween.
Thanks for Reading.

image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace