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HauntedPaws
10-24-2011, 08:19 PM
Just goes to show you everything has to be about sales. Maybe Xmas should be in July when it's safer to travel out too? Oh then don't forget Hanukkah too.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/10/24/Conn-lawmaker-wants-Halloween-date-change/UPI-40681319482359/?dailybrief

WeAreTheUnion
10-25-2011, 07:50 AM
Oddly enough, I kind of like this idea...seems like it would make for a better overall Halloween. When it's on a Monday night, nothing interesting seems to happen, but when it falls on a Friday or Saturday, it always seems a bit crazier.
Might be a good potential to boost your attendance too. You could do a lights-on "trick or treat" show for the kids until the sun goes down, and when the sun goes down you open for business.

screamforadream
10-25-2011, 12:21 PM
Yeah...I actually think that's pretty neat as far as making it legal, it's just easier, but I'll always do something on the 31st anyway. :)

GraveStalker
10-25-2011, 12:29 PM
Yeah screw tradition let's do what is easier and/or more profitable for everyone.

chuck weber
10-25-2011, 03:46 PM
hasn't government ruined enough? if you want to trick or treat on a weekend, so be it. go do it. if halloween is MONDAY, then it's MONDAY. period. the whole weekend around here will be open with homes giving out candy and doing lawn displays with actors and stuff any way. leave the tradition alone.

freak 'n' stein
10-25-2011, 04:14 PM
I'm in favor of the change. Won't really effect our show one way or the other, but I see the concern.

Grimley
10-25-2011, 06:53 PM
Two Words. "Sell Out" Keep Halloween actually on Halloween

drfrightner
10-25-2011, 08:03 PM
Halloween is and should always be on the last day of October and if it was to change it would hurt the entire Haunted House industry and the costume retail industry... as they do a lot of sales after the last Saturday of the month.

DUMB!

Larry

drfrightner
10-25-2011, 08:12 PM
I sent that goof an email... here it is below!

If you actually did your research on Halloween you would know that saying things like moving Halloween to the last Saturday is good for the economy is actually dead wrong. There isn't a worse idea in the WORLD!

1) This would be bad for the haunted house industry which needs all 31 days of October to survive.
2) Last Saturday is NOW an ADULT night... this is the night when adults who drive the Halloween retail economy go to costume parties, and spend lavish on the affairs.
3) Last Saturday is the night when ALL night clubs, bars, and restaurants and everything between hold their costume parties and make tons of money for their business.

Point 2 and 3 would prohibit adults from enjoying the holiday if they had to take their kids trick or treating, hence would or could potentially damage the economy by billions of dollars nationwide. Halloween is now a 8 billion dollar industry mostly driven by ADULTS who attend parties, decorate their yards and more.

4) Saturday is already busy for all the haunted houses, amusement parks, and pumpkin patches and more... by moving Halloween to this Saturday is like putting a dagger right into their hearts... because after that Saturday all retailers, pumpkin patches and more continue to do great business after the fact up and until Halloween.

5) Lastly you are simply trying to RUIN a traditional that doesn't need fixing... Halloween is a huge boost to the economy as a whole and is now only second to Christmas and growing every single year. You should not tamper with something not broken. Trick or Treating should stay on any night but Saturday or for that matter Friday. Its fine the way it is.

spookologist
10-25-2011, 10:38 PM
I agree with Larry, why mess with something that is working. Halloween is and always should be on the 31st!!!!

Just sayin.

Wayne

HauntedPaws
10-25-2011, 11:35 PM
You sent my lawmaker an email??? LOL

Halloween is a celebration of those who have past and the treats were to pay for prayers not cavities. If you wanna change a holiday change XMAS then longer daylight hours more people off due to the summer break, and safer to drive without all the snow and ice. They wanna really just sell more candy and crap to kids who are already overweight.

spookologist
10-25-2011, 11:38 PM
Thats awesome!!

GraveStalker
10-26-2011, 08:03 AM
Furthermore; It is amazing that this is even being focused on. The economy is in the tank and this is all they can come up with? If you are waiting for an economic recovery -I hope you are not holding your breath!

screamforadream
10-26-2011, 11:09 AM
Hahahaha that's great, both Larry's and Brandon's haha but idunno, there's arguments that can and will always be made on both sides of the fence, I don't see a reason to change it but I'm not about to start an angry mob with torches and pitchforks if the dopes in the monkey suits wanna make legalities of it.

Hey so anyone wanna switch the topic over to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein? My college professor is having us read it and I have a 10 page paper due on it...help? Haha.

HauntedPaws
10-26-2011, 01:48 PM
Hey so anyone wanna switch the topic over to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein? My college professor is having us read it and I have a 10 page paper due on it...help? Haha.

Ouch!

They need to focus on efficiency and progress. The Circus members aka Congress in D.C. make 174k yearly to do nothing and the top 3 members are worth 300mil each. I'd rather trade them all for more teachers, police, and firefighters. We'd be the safest, most educated, fire free country on the planet.

GraveStalker
10-26-2011, 05:23 PM
Ouch!

They need to focus on efficiency and progress. The Circus members aka Congress in D.C. make 174k yearly to do nothing and the top 3 members are worth 300mil each. I'd rather trade them all for more teachers, police, and firefighters. We'd be the safest, most educated, fire free country on the planet.


Well, as you probably know, teachers, police and firefighters are the exact people they threaten to cut first when faced with budget crisis? OR you could just send them more money and everything will be okay until they eventually piss it all away/give it to their friends. It's the same old crap, but somehow it continues to work


Personally, I think it is a shame what has happened to Trick or Treating since I was a kid and changing the date is just another step in that direction. I guess I should just be happy for the experience I had

monsterwax
10-27-2011, 04:33 AM
I'm kinda tired of lawmakers trying to regulate, interfere with, and control every little aspect of life. First they'll change the date, then they'll start tweaking what you can and can't pass out as trick or treat food, then they'll want to control what you can dress up as. It sounds impossible, and yet, there they are trying to fool around with the actual date, and the White House is actually pressing for no candy but "fruits and raisins" for trick or treats. (I guess I won't be trick or treating in D.C. this year...)

I guess we should feel lucky they haven't passed a gift tax on all the free candy kids get. They would justify it as being "for the children" because it would reduce childhood obesity.

The government had nothing to do with the creation of Halloween, let's not let them have anything to do with the destruction of it.

undertaker
10-28-2011, 09:21 AM
Trick or Treating is dying in my neighborhood. Less and less people participating every year. Something like this would probably help.

Slain
10-28-2011, 09:40 AM
Keep the freaking government out of Halloween!