halloween, madison, WI

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by toezter, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. toezter macrumors regular

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    anyone going to be in madison, WI for friday and sat?

    EDIT: and what are you going to be, so i can spot out macn3rds.
     
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Well if you give the nifty 'search' feature a try... you'll find that there were two halloween threads; one here and one that got closed because it was a duplicate here.
     
  3. sarae macrumors 6502

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    I'll be there, hopefully there won't be any tear gas this year.
     
  4. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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  5. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    They're not allowing any overnighter visitors in the dorms this year.
     
  6. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    k...i must ask: what happened last year to cause them to use tear gas?! :eek:
     
  7. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Psh, that's what they say. :p But what they don't know won't hurt 'em.
     
  8. toezter thread starter macrumors regular

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    far different from "what are you going to be" posts.

    Madison holds an unofficial halloween "party" where state street is filled packed with a bunch of people from the college, schools, cities, ect. it was in sports illustrated awhile back.

    i have pics, but they don't do the justice. i'll try to get one from the top and bottom of the road.
     
  9. sarae macrumors 6502

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    I know.. so it's good that I go to the UW, and don't live in the dorms. ;)


    They used pepper spray to "encourage" people to leave last year, but it was a couple years ago (I think '02?) when the police used tear gas to break up the crowd. The crowd was drunken, and the guys were getting all worked into a frenzy by some visiting females performing a, uh, striptease of sorts from a second floor hotel window. Things went a'flying and the police cracked down.

    Last year I got out of the main group of people after a bonfire started on the street and the cops showed up in riot gear. Seemed an appropriate time to leave.

    Anyone else who's been here for other years?
     
  10. maxterpiece macrumors 6502a

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    I went to school at UW from 99-03. Halloweens were always big, but somehow they started getting over the top nutty in like 2002. I remember the strip tease deal - there was actually rioting. People broke the windows in several shops. I think it broke out at like 2:45am and I had gone home around 2:15.

    It's pretty crazy and fun. People try to be as outrageous as possible. Saturday night at like 11 and then again at bar time the streets will be so packed you'll have to shove your way through.

    Unfortunately a lot of "townies" who are going nowhere in life drive up from tinytown, WI and, finding themselves intimidated by the fact that most UW students are actually on a path to leave wisconsin and have careers, they become violent. THere are a lot of fights.

    I wish i could go up there, but I'll actually be landing in Beijing on halloween and i think that's even more exciting.
     

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