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'Twas the night before Halloween 2017
Halloween 2017 was great. Actually, it kind of gets two days of celebrations in Shibuya. The event has a prequel, if I may call it that. So on October 30, I dropped in to see what I could find. I wasn’t disappointed, there were lots of people in some fantastic outfits. The Pope was with some of his bishops. Does anyone remember the Miniskirt Police? They used to be big on Japanese TV. It was a lot of serious fun, except for one thing, that I’ll talk about later.
There was a veritable army of undead nurses, a couple of Cinderellas, and mad scientists. There were also a few characters there that I didn’t know, of course. It was a fantastic night, as everyone was out for a good time. And I can’t recall getting one refusal for a photograph. Everyone had a fun night!
It was good to see the debut of several Marios and Luigis driving their go-karts. A group of Minions was there on bikes, something new for me. There was also a group of Killer Ronald McDonalds. I wasn’t sure, but they seemed to have an evil aura. There was only one thing worse than them, and it was the police. They weren’t bad, just annoying.
How were the police at Shibuya Halloween 2017?
The only thing I could say about the night that wasn’t that great was the police presence. I wouldn’t say Shibuya Halloween 2017 swarmed with them, but there were a lot. In hindsight, it wasn’t a bad idea. The area does get crowded, and some of the public get carried away. But the real problem with them?
I wish they could have kept the public announcements to a minimum. Over their loudspeakers, the police bombarded the crowd with announcements. It seemed everything was dangerous. Don’t run, don’t stop suddenly, and take pictures. Being in a place with so many people was dangerous.
The worst part was that the announcements were overly repetitive and in English. It was overkill. I didn’t understand because most people at the event seemed to be Japanese.
Still, the crowd seemed to have enjoyed itself. There were so many smiling faces. And don’t forget, it was only a prequel to the big night, October 31! That was far bigger! The link to those photos is below.
As always, if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. And if you were at Shibuya Halloween 2017 for this event, let us know what you thought of it. I’d love to hear from you.