Halloween might not lose us money?


State Journal:

At least one city official says Freakfest, State Street’s once-vilified Halloween bacchanalia, could eventually break even.

Mayoral aide Joel Plant, who supervises organization of what will be the fourth Freakfest, scheduled for Saturday, said the event is costing the city less each year.

“And our goal is to continue to decrease the public cost,” he said at a news conference today at the Overture Center. “It may be possible that the event ‘breaks even’ at some point in the future but I wouldn’t expect that to happen anytime soon.”

Translation: Halloween is less fun each year. The goal is to decrease the fun as much as possible. Third Eye Blind is playing.


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4 Responses to “Halloween might not lose us money?”

  1. Paul A. Says:

    If only they’d get KISS to play…Or Alice Cooper…

  2. Ordinary Jill Says:

    Why not Cheap Trick? They played the Sauk County Fair a few years ago.

    Actually, I think the city really is trying to decrease the fun and, therefore, the crowds.

  3. Jaimie Chapman Says:

    Halloween is nothing like it used to be. Let’s travel back just a mere 4 years…

  4. Ordinary Jill Says:

    Four years, hah! You should have seen it in 1984. The city actually suspended the open container law back then, and you could legally walk down State Street with a bottle of schnapps. The officers on duty (and there was a large police presence) made sure nobody got too rowdy and tried to break shop windows.

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