Monday, November 3, 2008

The HOWL 2008

My what a way to end October. One of my favorite events at Utah State is The HOWL, the largest Halloween party in all of Utah. After working at it last year, I couldn't pass up the opportunity. I requested to be room lead of my favorite area...the fieldhouse. This is where the line to get in is located. For the past two years I have been lucky enough to oversee the line. For some reason I get a deep thrill from having the power to tell people whether or not they will be admitted, take their props, and see every great costume that enters.

It turned out to be a fantastic year for the HOWL. We ended up getting some really good entertainment this year. Our selection of bands were Code Hero, Love you long time, The Rock Bandits, and Recycled Percussion. We were also graced by the presence of Full Circle, an amazing dance group who personified our creepy doll theme.

Looking spiffy in my bright red shirt and Britney Spears headset, I was ready to go.  The night went pretty smoothly with the exception of a few interruptions. My favorites were the drunk people who had "lost" their tickets, and the two boys who thought it would be acceptable to wear spandex shorts with a print of a famous italian sculpture's bid-ness plastered on. Oh the joy I got from escorting them out.

It was also a great night for costumes. It's amazing how creative people get for this party. I saw about 4 boys dressed as "where's waldo?," 50 Jokers, and some extremely attractive firemen. However, my 2008 HOWL pick goes to the boy who dressed as Edward Scissorhands, cardboard scissors and all.

The evening was a success,  selling somewhere around 5,200 tickets providing our programming board substantial funding for the rest of the year, and we only had three arrests. We left around three in the morning, all of us with battle wounds in tow. Mine happened to be three extremely painful blisters caused by my choice of footwear. 

All in all, a fantastic Halloween.

Team Cuidado
Me, leading the troops


Chairs, Room Leads, and Volunteers

1 comment:

  1. Rachael,
    can we please dress up like Greek statues next year? Please?!