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Oak Lawn’s 2016 Halloween Block Party

Oak Lawn Halloween Block Party

We had a little gathering in the gayborhood.

Oak Lawn hosts the largest Halloween block party in Dallas. The block party was pretty huge this year, with several pop-up bars along Cedar Springs.

Oak Lawn Halloween Block Party

Krystal and some of our neighbors at the Oak Lawn Halloween block party.

Oak Lawn Halloween Block Party

A view of the crowds at the Oak Lawn Halloween block party.

Oak Lawn Halloween Block Party

These creepy cat costumes were the worst thing ever. Note the t-shirts.

Oak Lawn Halloween Block Party

At the Oak Lawn Halloween block party.

Oak Lawn Halloween Block Party

A picture of the gaming-related costumes that I do not understand.

Oak Lawn Halloween Block Party

One of the few children at the Halloween block party.

Too crowded to boogie

We strolled around the block party for about an hour. A lot of people had absolutely no idea who Ken Bone was, so I spent most of my time flashing his picture on my phone.

The most common reaction was, “Oh, the guy from the debates!”

We briefly entered JR’s Bar & Grill and then realized that it was too crowded to get a drink, so we left Oak Lawn and headed to some straight bars.

Apparently some of the bar covers in Cedar Springs were up to $50, so leaving the neighborhood was probably a good life choice. Also, way more people at the straight bars recognized me as Ken Bone. (I’m not sure what to think about that.)

There was one brawl at Beauty Bar, but the bouncers ejected those people pretty quickly.

Oak Lawn Halloween Block Party

This Franzia costume was brilliant. The woman had a ton of alcohol hidden inside.

Ken Bone Halloween Costumes

I wasn’t the only one who dressed up as Ken Bone for Halloween.

Oak Lawn Halloween Block Party

Michael decided to visit the Bone Zone this weekend as well. We realized that he forgot the glasses a little too late.

Oak Lawn Halloween Block Party

The beginning of the Oak Lawn Halloween block party.

The plan

If we go to the block party next year, I think we’ll arrive earlier to stake out a spot at one of the bars. Half of my neighbors seemed to be hosting pre-parties, so we’ll try to actually make it to one of those as well.

And perhaps I’ll consider skipping the niche political costumes.

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2 Comments

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    Kat
    November 1, 2016 at 4:40 am

    $50 cover? Where?

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