Saturday, November 1, 2008
2008 Chicago Halloween Parade (Rats Rats Rats)
Welcome to Rat City!
My good friend, Tom Laporte, has been running the Chicago Halsted Street Parade for the past 6 years. This year, he gave away some of his responsibilities to Ben Fain. A graduate student from SAIC. He transformed the parade into a very loose, fruedian, analogy of our subconsciousness. It was complete with a float with spinning pizza, a scared old man, and some 30-40 rats!
We got some great reactions from the crowd. Scared some kids, scared some adults!, and got a bunch of "ooohs" and "ahhhhs".
I'm never quite sure how we get away with these things....Thank you Tom Laporte & Ben Fain.
The Rat Float
I'm dressed as a Rat with a Flame Thrower!
I, looking quite tired and sweaty, along with Downtown Dave on his cellphone.