After a brief falling out after our first year of film school, it was in the autumn of 2006 that I reconnected with my friends Dave and Tyler. It was around Halloween that the hangouts started up again. Tyler and I had a few film classes together that year and it was a late night editing project for our experimental film class that can really be credited for kicking things off again.
I remember Tyler inviting me over to his place, and we started drinking after 11pm. I only know this because of an old blog post where I mentioned it. It was also October 28 according to the time stamp on the pictures.
Dave had his Pikachu Halloween costume with him, and as the drinks continued to flow the behavior got more bizarre. We stumbled to the Mac's for slurpees and for much of the night Dave was in costume. What I liked most was when Dave would get pissed off, but his mask made him look so happy that you couldn't take it seriously.
This was also the night we saw a 40 year old woman jump behind the counter at Subway, and prepare her own sandwich by spreading butter on it with her bare hands. In addition to Dave as Pikachu, the Subway lady sticks out in my mind because Tyler (who worked at Subway at the time) offered to help the struggling employee make sandwiches for the huge crowd, but was turned down in place of this drunk woman who wanted to stick her hands in the condiments instead. It was hilarious and gross, and Dave seemed all too happy to have her make his sub.
This was just the beginning of many more hilarious film school evenings that went awry in the best possible ways. The stories were always worth it I thought. Maybe it's because this was one of the few instances when I remembered to bring my camera back then, maybe it's because of the Subway lady, maybe it's because our friendships really started at this point, or maybe it's because Dave is gone now, but this has become one of my favorite memories surrounding Halloween - despite the fact that it was actually a few days before.