UPDATE FOR OCTOBER 31, 2009:
CHECK OUT MY POST UPDATING THIS EVENT:
Boulder is known for its liberal attitudes, new age spiritualism and left wing politics. Pearl Street Mall is the home to Mork and Mindy, hip restaurants and expensive boutiques.
Every Halloween, the Pearl Street Mall fills up with crazy Halloween college students, filling every pore on the sidewalks in their crazy costumes and alcohol soaked breaths.
Sharing the space with the sophomoric youngsters are those who are hitting the street for the NAKED PUMPKIN RUN
Tonight will be the 10th anniversary of Boulder’s Naked Pumpkin Run. One past participant reports, “It’s super liberating. It just feels like we’re all in this together and we’re all having fun together”. This coming from a town where every 4/20, over 10,000 people come together on the campus of the University of Colorado to let’s just say, hang out and be mellow, very very mellow (I was there, of course just as an observer).
My husband and friends want to dress up in costumes and go watch the Naked Pumpkin Run tonight. My husband got all excited and went out and got pumpkin heads. Silly guy. He thinks he might persuade this still shy wife of his to let it all hang loose and join in the fun. Poor guy. He’s such an optimist, but the thought of me running down this mall, with pumpkin on my head, and nothing else, well that’s just a very scary thought.
Happy Halloween to All!
UPDATE--CHECK OUT NEW POST OF 10-31-09: http://open.salon.com/blog/marytkelly/2009/10/31/annual_naked_pumpkin_run_squashed