Sunday, October 30, 2005

Cabbage Night

Have a happy Devil's Night.

4 comments:

dusty said...

Probably one of the shocking realizations of my adult life was finding out just how endemic Devil's Night is to the 313, and that the rest of the country has no conception of what it is (unless we're talking about Camden, NJ or Gary, IN, in which case I think they just call it Friday). I never transgressed worse than flaming some dog feces (or was it fece?) in a mailbox, but had I really wanted to go toe-to-toe with neighbors from Wasteland, above-ground pool slashing and quick-and-dirty spraypainting would have been on the menu.

dhodge said...

Devil's Night is definitely the Motor City's contribution to our rich cornucopia of holidays and festivals. Looks like last night was another quiet night in the rock city, and all it took were 50,000 volunteers patrolling the streets.

MDS said...

I remember one year Omnicom gave free HBO to everyone in the Detroit area on Devil's Night on the theory that it would keep people inside watching TV rather than outside burning down their city. I can't imagine that it had much of an effect, but I did, in fact, stay home and watch HBO that year. They were showing Tales from the Crypt and the Cryptkeeper kept referring to the evening as Mischief Night. That's when I learned that Devil's Night was a Detroit-only phenomenon.

dhodge said...

Omnicom sucked. The cable system Buffalo was way better.