For pre-halloween (I wish it was actually for Dia de los Muertos, but it wasn't), I went to Carolyn's roommate's party event at Nectar, which is a new bar in Fremont. We arrived before they started charging cover, and proceeded to hang out with other people from our program in the loft area and sipped expensive fruit-flavored cocktails. I have no comment on the mixing of things like KetelOne and Tanqueray Ten with fruit juices to create beverages with names like "nectarini" and "summer in seattle" except "when in Rome ... " Eventually there was a funk type band that played, while unidentified (/ unidentifiable) movies played on screen.
Walking to catch the bus home, I almost had decent feelings about the Republic of Fremont and the holiday of Halloween. Usually I'm sort of ambivalent to negative about both. Nectar was a pretty nice and smoke-free venue and the people of Fremont tended to have really good costumes and attitudes. In contrast, the people that I passed on my walking back to Capitol Hill, seemed more desperate and hurried in respect to costume selection. I'm sure there's something of a socioeconomic/demographic gradient at play, but the autumn night made the whole Fremont scene somewhat cinematic.
I got home at watched television until the clock changed from 2 to 1, in the spirit of my first Halloween at MSU, when I eventually met my floormates and we watched a halloween type movie (I think it was Salem's Lot) and watched to see what would happen to the clock channel at 2 am. It was just one of those crazy night on the honors floor of Holmes Hall.