Halloween Story Time With Jauz
Sam Vogel aka Jauz has specially penned this piece for Insomniac detailing his initial attempts at throwing a Halloween Party.This article originally appeared on Insomniac
Halloween was never a very eventful time of the year for me as a kid. When I was really young, yeah, it was cool to dress up as a Power Ranger, or whatever my favorite Pokémon was at the time. But it was never really more than a measly stroll through my neighborhood, collecting a couple pieces of candy from the same neighbors, year after year.
However, as I graduated into middle and high school, the dynamic changed from a carefree night of candy grabs into an all-night event of pure debauchery, pranks, and most importantly, partying. Halloween was one of the biggest nights of the year in my hometown for kids who were far too young to be drinking—or even driving, for that matter—to put on a mask or a facade and do things their parents probably wouldn’t be so happy about.
I was never a very big part of that party, though, until my sophomore year of high school. I was hanging out with one of my newer—but at the time, very close—friends, whose name will be “Joey” for the sake of the story. Joey always had a disposition for partying and doing things against his parents’ will, and it just so happened that his family was going to be out of town on the weekend of Halloween. Joey, a few of our other friends, and I took it upon ourselves to plan and execute the most epic Halloween party we could physically muster.