I fully expect to be shot down in flames as I know this is mostly a US based forum but there are a lot of readers from Europe log on too and I suspect I'm not the only one who finds this time of year just kind of strange.
Of course there are exceptions. There's places like Universal, that have the more "horror show" aspect that appeals to that demographic. And some churches have their own horror show houses for teens to "scare them straight."
Think autumn carnival with a touch of cheesy haunted house, and you've got Halloween. Just good fun.
Halloween is a BIG tradition in the US. It is decades old and has grown a great deal over the years. The fact that it isn't a "religious" holiday per se makes some people scratch their heads and attracts others.
Think of HHN and other events as haunted houses, the concept of which is nothing new. It is just done on a much larger scale. It is embraced and supported by hundreds of thousands! I dare say it is an American tradition. We didn't start it of course, but we perfected it!
Don't worry about being shot down in flames by other American readers. It probably won't happen. We are a very tolerant people that embrace the opinions of others.
Heck, most of us don't understand the concept or need for a King or Queen, but hey, to each their own!
Here's to HHN 2010! I Can't wait for opening night!
I don't want to dig too deep into the American Christianity point you made as I think I still have some friends on this site. There's no greater way to lose friends than by talking about politics and religion.
On another matter, it's a bit annoying that BG-Williamsburg hasn't managed to get their Halloscream website up yet. It's already September, and they start in less than 3 weeks. Hard to make plans when we have no idea what they are doing yet.
Of course, I'm also annoyed that they are currently showing evening closings at 10pm for September. It's hard to drive over 2 hours to do Halloween if they are going to shut down an hour after it gets dark. What's the point? At least stay open until 11.
Still, I'll likely be there on opening night, although mostly because it would be our only free night to go if we get the KD Halloween jobs (since KD doesn't start until that saturday).
We did our auditions thursday, and it sounded like we did fine, but until we get our e-mails we won't know for sure.