MARDI GRAS

OF THE PACIFIC

Well, October is here and at the end of the month one of the biggest non-holiday events in the western world occurs.

HALLOWEEN

The thing I like about Halloween is that it comes with no stress. No big build-up of anticipation and subsequent let-down in disappointment.

Halloween is just Halloween and every year is as different and as fun as the years before.

The two best places, as an adult, to celebrate Halloween are Key West, Florida and Lahaina, Hawai’i..

Last year I picked up a couple from one of the hotels in Ka’anapali and took them to Front St., where all the activity is. He was dressed like an “Alley Oop” cave man. She had on a white bustier, white garter belt, white nylons, white heels, white frilly panties and a white bridal veil. The sexy, virginal bride. The entire ride to Front St. she worried aloud about how skimpy her costume was.

Almost 10 minutes of “I am so embarrassed .”

As I made the drop near Front St. the taxi-van in front of us disgourged 5 beautiful young ladies wearing only thong bikini bottoms and leis. That was their entire costume. My lady passenger saw them and in the same breathe went from “I am so embarrassed ” to “I may be overdressed.”

Every year the local cable TV public access channel, AKAKU TV, has a crew videotaping the night’s activities. Usually after the first of the year they have finally editted it down to a one-hour show. It airs randomly throughout the year.

The following is a brief, and sanitized, snippet of last year’s fun.

BTW – People fly in from all over the world to be in Lahaina on Halloween. Kahului Airport will have twenty or thirty private jets parked near the general aviation side of the property. These planes have identification markers from all over the world.

Oh, the daylight hours of the event are targeted at keikis (kids) and only shifts towards adult participation after sunset. Officially, everything is over by 11:00pm but really doesn’t grind to a halt until “bar close” at 2:00am.

Drop by this year and join the 40,000+ other revelers.

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