There was plenty of tell-tale evidence this morning that last night was Halloween.
These Amherst residents obviously didn't want any trick or treaters.
However at the nerve center of Valley bohemianism, Northampton's Haymarket Cafe, all kinds of crazies were out and about. The most popular disguise this year was to dress up as a monster. No, not political monsters, even though they are the scariest kind!
I mean these kind of monsters, like this one ordering the vegetarian special at the Haymarket.
Of course vampires never go out of style.
Here's a video covering the whole scene. The nearly naked guy on the newspaper box is the current street musician sensation.
While at the Haymarket I ran into my friend Zak. He has many tattoos.
In fact he just got a new one put on his back just that afternoon! When he took off his shirt to show me, I saw there was a blood stain on the bandage.
Here's what it looked like with the bandage removed. Pretty cool eh?
Why don't I get a tattoo? Here's why.
Downstairs at the UMass library there's various glass cases creating a history display about the UMass football team.
My Great-Uncle Steve Willis played football for UMass in the early 1920's. He then went on to play professionally for the now defunct Springfield Acorns. Come and check out the display and learn all about this exciting chapter in Western Mass sports history.