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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Halloween Parade Preview

Last night was the annual Village Halloween Parade and I'm absolutely exhausted. This was the first time I went in with a press pass, along with several photographer friends - it was very exiting to be IN the parade and not have to jockey for a viewing position. Paraders took everyone with a camera seriously and readily obliged to pose when asked. This parade is one of the largest in NYC and the country, with an estimated 1,000,000 people attending - it's incredibly conjested for viewers. I have over 300 photos to go through, so I will do a complete post on this tomorrow - here is a link to my Flickr site for more photos.


Anonymous said...

I don't know if I may ask. How can one get a press pass in this kind of event? I arrived there at about 7pm last night, and had to stand in the third row. It was so crowded that made me want to jump over onto the street several times. From the limited angle of view, I only took a few satisfied photos, which can be seen at my gallery:

kostas said...

Fantastic masks!

Brian said...

Re: Press passes - if you are a photographer you just need to contact the organizer of the event in advance. Or,a friend on the list can add to the number in their group/party.
The Masks - very nice.

Anonymous said...

What is your Flickr site?

Ruth said...

My daughter went to the parade, sans press pass, and said it was NUTS! But she loved it. I love the photo you chose.

Curly said...


The androgenous zone!

Fantastic picture Brian, can't wait to see some more, are being serious about 1,000,000 people?

Curly's Photoshop

Brian said...

Yes, I am serious about 1,000,000 people. The parade route goes from Spring to 21st St - a little over 1 mile. And it is packed. Abutting streets are all closed off after a time and people are several deep against barricades. It goes on for 3-4 hours.