Another Wild and Wonderful Halloween in Aspen

The lives of local Aspenites tend to revolve around three things: events, holidays and snow. While snow has and will always remain a sacred, holy experience, a curious thing has happened to the other two. The events have morphed into holidays (e.g. "And a happy Food and Wine to you, sir!") and the holidays have turned into grand events. Halloween marks that sweet spot where holiday tradition meets prodigious eventing, plus costume prizes. Thanks to its offish-season timing, and the Aspen proclivity to always take things to the next level, Halloween has become the local's holiday, par excellence. 

The quiet, quaint streets fill with costumed revelers from neighboring valleys far and wide. They hop. They dance. They do Halloween like no one else.  

 
 A living work by Roy Lichtenstein 

A living work by Roy Lichtenstein 

 Day of the Dead and Bull Dogs

Day of the Dead and Bull Dogs

 Edward Scissorhands trims the Carribou hedges

Edward Scissorhands trims the Carribou hedges

 And a French Kiss!!  

And a French Kiss!!  

 

Images courtesy May Selby and the Aspen Times

 Party time. Ex-cel-lent! 

Party time. Ex-cel-lent! 

 Louis XIV, by the Grace of God, King of France and Navarre ... and a Basic Witch

Louis XIV, by the Grace of God, King of France and Navarre ... and a Basic Witch

 ya man!

ya man!

 Kiss 

Kiss 

 When they open Caribou to everyone ... they mean everyone! Even the vikings. 

When they open Caribou to everyone ... they mean everyone! Even the vikings. 

 
 
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