Oh rats! This year HALLOWEEN (Oct. 31st) falls on a Monday. Why is that a bad thing?
Glad you asked.
A hostel in Toronto like ours is a place where travelers of all ages and nationalities stay when away from home on vacation (but especially a lot of young people).
The one thing that many (or most) of them are looking for is an excuse to have a “party”. And these days, parties virtually always involves copius amounts of alcohol and outrageous behaviour.
Since this year Halloween as mentioned falls on Monday, the hostel can look forward to three or four evenings of costumed madness. It started Friday and continued through Saturday.
The hostel is full (as usual) and the revelries began early with assorted costumed Ghosts, Goblins, Zombies, Superheros, Samurai lining up at the BBQ for a free burger - a Saturday evening hostel feature.
In past years, hostel events (like Halloween or St. Paddy’s Day) could begin to get a little overly enthusiastic and required considerable supervision.
No one has ever done a better job at “containment” than our events co-ordinator, Iman.
This year, (dressed as some kind of Samurai/Ninja) she has arranged an outing to local nightclub where costumed wildness is expected and, indeed, welcomed (or at least, tolerated).
But we are going to lose Iman’s services come November when she starts a new job as an Entertainment co-ordinator on a cruise liner out of Orlando, Florida.
We think the cruise line made an excellent choice hiring Iman who was arguably the best event co-ordinator this hostel has ever engaged.
It’s a great choice actually. Our loss is their gain. Everyone had a great time and order was maintained in the hostel.
Keep it up Iman. Just two more nights to go until Halloween 2011 is history!
Thanks again, Iman. And best of luck in your new job.