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What happened to Halloween

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by funkybunker, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. funkybunker

    funkybunker Supreme Member

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    I remember going out past 8-9 o' clock under the age of 10 with my parents, today these kids practically go out in the morning!
    If a kid wanted to go out at night they'd miss everything since people finish up too damn early.

    If you're a teen/adult the only option is knowing enough people to party with, I'm fucked there since every friend I've made finds a reason to ditch and not give a reason.

    Not trying to be negative at all, Halloween is my favorite Holiday besides Christmas. That's why it's unfortunate there seems to be nothing to do on Halloween like I remember. Anyone else have plans, ideas?
    Getting real tired of dressing up, just so I'm the only one who sees it. Depressing as fuark.
     
  2. deth_by_uv

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    I think you're getting old, lol...my daughter (8yo) still loves Halloween. Plus, the last few years Halloween has fallen on a weekday so kids have school the next day - so it's start early, end early. We don't stay out too late though, not past 8pm. Can't really speak for teens/adults, but I think once Halloween falls on a Friday/Saturday, it'll be a bit more exciting.
     
  3. penguin2111

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    The past few years it really has felt like it has been dying, even for the kids. We have handed out less candy than ever before and we are the Halloween house around here. I think it is because my neighborhood is mainly retired folks. Even still, less and less people put their lights on and it really is sorta depressing. I want this holiday tradition to still be around for my kids, in the same way that it was before.
    As far as the times go, you are right! They trick or treat earlier and earlier every time. I remember being out til 9:30 and deciding it was about time to come in. Now we stop having anyone come by past 8:15-8:30 or so.
     
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    I enjoy giving candy to trick or treaters. They really love it, just like when I was a kid. Much more fun than dressing up and getting wasted.
     
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    I think it's time for you to make some new friends =D
     
  6. funkybunker

    funkybunker Supreme Member

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    I remember 2011 Halloween falling on Sunday...that was REALLY enjoyable. (not)

    I'm definitely still dressing up and enjoying the Holiday because it can only be lame if I allow it. It's easy to sound negative but it really is that simple, the public just seems less into it.
    The town I live in is a dinky farm town so if you aren't in the bar-scene you're out haha. It's been this way in multiple cities though, just strange.
    Either way I wish everyone an awesome Halloween, let the dimwitted party poopers kill it for themselves, I'm living it up on Halloween bitches! (somehow, I'll think of a plan...going to get dental work done today too hahaha)
     
  7. elviswong

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    Nothing happens here anymore (almost)
    I would say 10% max of he houses are participating and i could easily say that 90% of the kids don't go out anymore.

    1) Full of maniacs
    2) Parents want their kids to eat healthy food instead of candies
    2) Video games
    3) Internet
     
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    the holiday matured. it's a masquerade type deal now. it's more commercial and shallow and turned a lot of people off to the idea...but there has been a bit of a resurgence in the costume department. Girls figured out they can be hot without being total skanks, though that's alright too.

    kids and adults are more health conscious. there are stricter hours allowed for trick-or-treating, and people are busier(sports, clubs, etc).

    there is less community due to the housing market and people moving a lot. a lot of homes that used to have families now have a single person or a childless couple that don't hand out candy but might go to a party.

    it's become a hang out day among friends who don't go to a party.

    Halloween is antiquated. it's from a time of superstition. kids rather play videogames or make out than walk around and get candy when they have the disposable income to go and buy it themselves.
     
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    We used to break into the tyre centre to rob worn tyres to burn on our bonfire. At the bonfire we would throw dangerous fireworks at each other whilst swilling from our two litre plastic bottle of strong cider..........good times.

    Things were more impromtu back then and you organised your own fun. Now everything is packaged up and sold to you on a plate by big business so the whole event becomes homogenised.
     
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    Lol, you're so FOS. Over 90% of kids don't go out any more? Give me a break. Where are you living? Antarctica?
     
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    Well, I know one thing has changed from before... I am 27 now and when I was in elementary, I didn't have my parents drive me from house to house. I went out with my friends and we hit about 100-150 houses in our neighborhood while our parents were at home handing candy out. Now the parents sit in their car, the kid walks up to the house gets candy (I am handing candy out at my house literally as I type this and watching this happen) and then goes back out to the car and they drive 50 feet to the next drive way and the kid gets out and repeats the process...

    ...And we wonder why childhood obesity rates are sky rocketing...
     
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    Dude, just let go!
     
  13. TheN20

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    Back in the day,Halloween was surprisingly frightning and fun.Everybody always had a spooky outfit. Whether it was
    home made or store bought, it didnt matter as long as it was creepy and original.Also, by the end of the night, we all remember carrying bulging bags of sugary goodness.
     
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    well it might be dying in the states but it's getting bigger and bigger here in Australia - it was pretty much just not done when I was a kid,but now for my daughter it's up there with Xmas and Easter.

    There's some pretty piss-poor efforts as far as costumes are concerned though, some don't even bother. Those that don't wear a costume get no lollies from me - I had a bowl of fruit for them.
     
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    When I was young, I not only went out until 9:30 or so on Halloween, but I was out the night before as well - what used to be called Mischief Night. We'd TP yards, throw eggs at windows and more than anything, write on every window we could get to with a bar soap. The next day, every car in our neighborhood had all sorts of 'creative sayings and drawings' on them (most weren't TOO crude - not like I would expect it would be if it was allowed now). We would spend days or weeks planning our costume and go all out on doing a good job at it.

    Tonight we had about a dozen kids stop by - about 1/3 of which were dressed up pretty well (store bought or decent handmade costume), 1/3 were somewhat made up (a partial costume or as little as a cape) and about 1/3 weren't even dressed up but still had buckets and standing next to the others. We had a bunch of candy because I bought some last night so I gave candy to all of them but it's a shame that a fun holiday like this is obviously dying.
     
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    I remember when people actually did a "Trick or Treat", I don't think kids even know what it means now.

    They just stand there at the doorstep, recite the phrase and push their big plastic container in your face expecting sweets before complaining that what you give them isn't any good. Sometimes I can be a scrooge and last year any ungrateful kids got a toffee covered onion.

    That was my trick.
     
  17. erickishere

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    You're getting old OP
     
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    It's the same way here. We have young kids, so it's kind of new to us. We are having to get used to the fact that the candy will all be gone if we don't walk out the door by 5:30. There were people out in our neighborhood today as early as 5:00! I thought you should at least wait until dark to go out (which is 6:30 or so). Last year my husband got home from work right at dark and most of the candy was already gone by the time we walked out. We never went out until after dark when I was a kid, it's kind of crazy. I thought it was just some weird thing with our neighborhood starting so early.
     
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    Its not dead in NYC were I live police brought out riot control. lol
     
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    times are changing and we are getting older dude