Tons of fun tonight, we had our annual "Wicked Manors" street Halloween party in Wilton Manors

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    Nov 01, 2015 1:30 AM GMT
    Tens of thousands of people show up. Mostly gay, but straights, too. A big block party that runs for several blocks. The largest in South Florida at the present time, I believe. With multiple stages, contests, all kinds of attractions, it's becoming larger than the annual summer PrideFest.

    It's run by our Pride Center. So much fun to see the wildly inventive costumes people create. And everyone having such a good time, smiling & celebrating.

    Even the police, and there don't need to be too many on duty in our peaceful town, are smiling and waving and enjoying things, too And not wearing their hats, by policy at these gay events, so as not to look too menacing. But easy duty for them they enjoy, not much to do, nobody really causes any trouble, maybe a drunk or two who needs some controlling.

    And the streets and sidewalks remain free of trash. Tomorrow morning you'll never know upwards of 30,000 people have been partying in our little town. It makes me very proud of the organization that goes into this, and the nice people who attend.

    We left relatively early, after arriving early. Our evenings don't run late, at least not doing anything very active. People were still flooding in as we drove away to our home just a few blocks away. I can still hear the music if I open the patio door as I write this. It runs until about 2 AM.

    Gawd I love living here. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 01, 2015 2:01 AM GMT
    I want to move back to fort Lauderdale so badly. Every time I read one of your self absorbed post I want to throw up
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    Nov 01, 2015 2:04 AM GMT
    I'm sure all the girls had a wonderful time

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    Nov 01, 2015 2:42 AM GMT
    MrFuscle saidI want to move back to fort Lauderdale so badly. Every time I read one of your self absorbed post I want to throw up

    If you did move back to Fort Lauderdale, assuming you ever really did live here, it would be the rest of us who would be throwing up. Stay there in Texas. you deserve that homophobic State.
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    Nov 01, 2015 2:55 AM GMT
    tj85016 saidI'm sure all the girls had a wonderful time

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    Yes, the lesbians loved it. Along with the gays and the straights.

    I love promoting Wilton Manors. Not only the place itself, but also the concept of LGBT happiness. That I would like to see spread to other parts of the US. Wouldn't you?
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    Nov 01, 2015 3:24 AM GMT
    I've sure done this one enough times

    http://www.visitwesthollywood.com/halloween-carnaval
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    Nov 01, 2015 3:25 AM GMT
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    MrFuscle saidI want to move back to fort Lauderdale so badly. Every time I read one of your self absorbed post I want to throw up

    If you did move back to Fort Lauderdale, assuming you ever really did live here, it would be the rest of us who would be throwing up. Stay there in Texas. you deserve that homophobic State.


    Lol you don't remember me. I'm the black guy who pissed you off so you decided to make a joke about me being from the city of Plantation. Lol I'm happy I never met you when I was a youth at the old GLCC in Wilton Manors. You would have ruined my perception of gay people as nice and welcoming at a young age.
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    Nov 01, 2015 3:34 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidI've sure done this one enough times

    http://www.visitwesthollywood.com/halloween-carnaval



    HALLOWEEN CARNAVAL

    The largest Halloween street party in the world happens in West Hollywood! Every year on October 31st, 500,000 people take to the streets of Santa Monica Blvd. to enjoy the wild costumes and uninhibited crowds at the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval. The Carnaval features live entertainment on multiple stages, food vendors, and photo stations; and the bars along Santa Monica Blvd. take part with drink specials and patio parties.

    The 2015 West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, featuring the star of the film—legendary actor Tim Curry—as the Honorary Mayor of West Hollywood! The show has a long history in West Hollywood: its stage predecessor had its American premiere at the Roxy Theatre, and the film has become a beloved article of camp culture.

    Boy George, the lead singer of Culture Club and a worldwide LGBT icon, will also perform on the main stage of the Carnaval! View our event information page for an in-depth look at the night's entertainment, and check back here once the Carnaval starts for a live stream of the festival broadcast by the city of West Hollywood!

    Live feed at the link, but this one doesn't get going until midnight PST
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    Nov 01, 2015 3:56 AM GMT
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    Lol you don't remember me. I'm the black guy who pissed you off so you decided to make a joke about me being from the city of Plantation. Lol I'm happy I never met you when I was a youth at the old GLCC in Wilton Manors. You would have ruined my perception of gay people as nice and welcoming at a young age.

    Ummm... there is no GLCC in Wilton Manors. There was a GLCC in Fort Lauderdale. Wilton Manors has the Pride Center. I've belonged to them both.

    Your story begins to fall apart. Or at least the accuracy of your alleged memory. Oh, and BTW, I was the volunteer receptionist at the GLCC in Fort Lauderdale, who also answered their phones. If you really went there it's possible you did meet me.

    And I was nice and welcoming enough, despite your unfounded slam, that I was awarded GLCC "Volunteer of the Year". I have a photo receiving it. The award itself is kicking around here someplace, but I don't like to display those things.
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    Nov 01, 2015 4:05 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidI've sure done this one enough times

    http://www.visitwesthollywood.com/halloween-carnaval

    I was having trouble with that link. Is this what you meant?

    http://www.visitwesthollywood.com/halloween-carnaval

    That would certainly be bigger than ours. Which is not a carnival, but more a block party. (Strange they misspell carnival. Perhaps on purpose for some reason)

    Still, we have fun, and I'm glad you did, too.
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    Nov 01, 2015 4:07 AM GMT
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    MrFuscle said
    Lol you don't remember me. I'm the black guy who pissed you off so you decided to make a joke about me being from the city of Plantation. Lol I'm happy I never met you when I was a youth at the old GLCC in Wilton Manors. You would have ruined my perception of gay people as nice and welcoming at a young age.

    Ummm... there is no GLCC in Wilton Manors. There was a GLCC in Fort Lauderdale. Wilton Manors has the Pride Center. I've belonged to them both.

    Your story begins to fall apart. Or at least the accuracy of your alleged memory. Oh, and BTW, I was the volunteer receptionist at the GLCC in Fort Lauderdale, who also answered their phones. If you really went there it's possible you did meet me.

    And I was nice and welcoming enough, despite your unfounded slam, that I was awarded GLCC "Volunteer of the Year". I have a photo receiving it. The award itself is kicking around here someplace, but I don't like to display those things.


    Why exactly would I care about your award? You are probably right that the GLCC was in fort Lauderdale. Only a few blocks away however. I've walked from the the old GLCC by the strip club to the Wilton drive Halloween parade. If that type of inaccuracy really ruffles your feathers the slam was clearly accurate. I never delt with the receptionist since when I went to the youth group was held in the room that had a side entrance. Why would I care about your award. That means nothing to me. Before you try to claim my post mean nothing to you, that was never the point. I just think you are annoying , and a braggart with nothing valuable to brag about.
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    Nov 01, 2015 4:08 AM GMT
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    What is funny abut [sic] Plantation, FL?

    Abut? You must be drunk again. After all, when I make a typo you claim I'm drunk. Same rules, correct?
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    Nov 01, 2015 4:13 AM GMT
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    Art_Deco said
    MrFuscle said
    Lol you don't remember me. I'm the black guy who pissed you off so you decided to make a joke about me being from the city of Plantation. Lol I'm happy I never met you when I was a youth at the old GLCC in Wilton Manors. You would have ruined my perception of gay people as nice and welcoming at a young age.

    Ummm... there is no GLCC in Wilton Manors. There was a GLCC in Fort Lauderdale. Wilton Manors has the Pride Center. I've belonged to them both.

    Your story begins to fall apart. Or at least the accuracy of your alleged memory. Oh, and BTW, I was the volunteer receptionist at the GLCC in Fort Lauderdale, who also answered their phones. If you really went there it's possible you did meet me.

    And I was nice and welcoming enough, despite your unfounded slam, that I was awarded GLCC "Volunteer of the Year". I have a photo receiving it. The award itself is kicking around here someplace, but I don't like to display those things.


    The truth is coming out about you Mr Deco

    What is funny abut Plantation, FL?



    Nothing, he just got butt hurt and tried to make a joke about me being black and growing up in a city named Plantation.
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    Nov 01, 2015 4:16 AM GMT
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    Why exactly would I care about your award?

    Because it refutes your crazy slam that I wasn't "nice and welcoming" at the GLCC (Gay and Lesbian Community Center, I should have noted sooner, for those who weren't aware). That's a reason I received the award.

    You know, you can throw wild accusations at people, but you better be prepared to defend them, especially against evidence to the contrary. And you've just been busted.
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    Nov 01, 2015 4:19 AM GMT
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    freedomisntfree saidI've sure done this one enough times

    http://www.visitwesthollywood.com/halloween-carnaval

    I was having trouble with that link. Is this what you meant?

    http://www.visitwesthollywood.com/halloween-carnaval

    That would certainly be bigger than ours. Which is not a carnival, but more a block party. (Strange they misspell carnival. Perhaps on purpose for some reason)

    Still, we have fun, and I'm glad you did, too.


    The live link is below the first section or first three paragraphs.

    Yeah, I noticed the misspell, but have no idea why they did that. Maybe they meant carnivore?

    And yeah, It's a 'monster' crowd. Too monster .... as there's not a extra square inch to be filled. I've heard reports many years of 750,000+ folks there. Very close to panic inducing, it's that crowded.

    But no, I'm not there. I'm sitting at home here in Ohio so it's just another thing that irritates me to no end .... I miss it out there. I will be very happy to get back out there.
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    Nov 01, 2015 4:21 AM GMT
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    MrFuscle said
    Why exactly would I care about your award?

    Because it refutes your crazy slam that I wasn't "nice and welcoming" at the GLCC (Gay and Lesbian Community Center, I should have noted sooner, for those who weren't aware). That's a reason I received the award.

    You know, you can throw wild accusations at people, but you better be prepared to defend them, especially against evidence to the contrary. And you've just been busted.


    I never said you were not nice at the GLCC. I claimed you would have ruined my view of gay people as nice and welcoming. My view of you has nothing to do with whether other people view you as nice or welcoming. Opposing opinions from different people can be both mutually exclusive and valid.
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    Nov 01, 2015 4:28 AM GMT
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    freedomisntfree saidI've sure done this one enough times

    http://www.visitwesthollywood.com/halloween-carnaval

    I was having trouble with that link. Is this what you meant?

    http://www.visitwesthollywood.com/halloween-carnaval

    That would certainly be bigger than ours. Which is not a carnival, but more a block party. (Strange they misspell carnival. Perhaps on purpose for some reason)

    Still, we have fun, and I'm glad you did, too.



    From Wikipedia:

    The Latin-derived name of the holiday is sometimes also spelled Carnaval, typically in areas where Dutch, German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese are spoken, or Carnevale in Italian-speaking contexts. Alternate names are used for regional and local celebrations.

    The oldest word which points in the direction of the word Carnaval, is listed on a certificate from the Italian Subiaco from 965 CE as a timestamp Carnelevare. Also known from the 13th century are the words Carnisprivialis, Carnis Privium and in an old Liège text the term Quarnivalle.[7]

    The origin can be traced to the Latin expression Carne Levare, or Italian Carne lavare or Carnem levare which with reasonable certainty can be translated into "farewell to the flesh" or "taking away the flesh",[8][9] which was a ritual to prelude lent.

    Two other, less likely, explanations that the term would be a contraction of the Latin Carne (meat) and Paler (rule), literally "the time that meat reigns" and the Italian Carnueale or the French Carne Avalis (both mean so much as "devour flesh") are given as well.[10][11]

    The origin may also be from the Italian word "carrus" (car). Which may suggests an origin within Christianity as well as in earlier religions.
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    Nov 02, 2015 6:47 PM GMT
    They did pretty good in WeHo for Halloween with only three arrests (for public intoxication).

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-three-arrested-during-west-hollywood-s-halloween-block-party-20151101-story.html

    Of course, if you didn't get drunk before you came, it would be real hard to do so once there. Last time I was there I went into Cantina for a beer and it took 45 minutes to get back out.