Last Halloween as Coming Apocalypse Celebrated on Halsted

Alas, another year, another fear.  Halloween has passed for the 16th time as the North Halsted Street Halloween Parade. This year the theme was “The Apocalypse” where people dressed as goblins, Mayans and zombies to celebrate warnings of the coming end of the world. Others dressed as Batman, Ghostbusters, Big Bird as an Obama supporter, and the usual drag queens – all not-so-classic post-apocalyptic themes. But who’s to say, really?

It was also the first time in its 16-year run that the parade route went south on Halsted from Waveland to Belmont, probably because of the bars massed at this new end point for that last drink.