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PHOTOS: Little Five Points Halloween Parade

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The Little Five Points Halloween Parade, where Atlanta gets freaky in a (mostly) family friendly way. Here, James Abele hula hoops. AJC photos by Jamie Gumbrecht.

Here’s what I noticed this afternoon at the Little Five Points Halloween Parade (<<more photos) down Euclid Avenue:

  • The crowd seemed a little smaller, but the parade itself seemed longer.
  • “Thriller” is this year’s Halloween song of choice. If there was music, it was Michael.
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Go-go-dancing, baton-twirling, dress-flapping, hair-bouncing gals of Atlanta.

  • A league of baton twirlers! Why did nobody tell me?! That’s awesome!
  • No ninjas, tons of pirates. Maybe there’s something to this pirate museum after all?
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These fellows walked with the Atlanta Pirate and Wenches Guild.

  • The Seed and Feed Marching Abominable: still charming.
  • The most dominant characters were werewolves on little bikes, lucha libre wrestlers and oversized dragons.
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Doesn't the dragon look just as surprised as the skeleton? Were they not expecting the crowd?

  • As the parade went on, the crowd pressed closer and closer to the center. Kudos to North Atlanta High School Marching Band for getting through it without taking anyone out with a trombone.
  • Children are apparently willing to fight, dart into traffic and maybe die for a piece of Laffy Taffy.
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The most popular folks in the parade: candy tossers. Here, after the catch.

  • Post-parade, the lines for coffee looked much longer than the lines for beer.
  • I didn’t know what a Snallygaster is/was. It sounds like it’s going to become a thing around here.
  • If you weren’t really excited about Halloween before, it’s hard not to be now.
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I hear this parade finale float, featuring the mythical Snallygaster, won first place.

What were your favorite parade moments? Post in the comments!

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Atlanta Rollergirls have skating skills and really fabulous socks.

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October 20th, 2009
9:02 am

I always look forward to this parade every year!! It was wonderful from beginning to end. Thanks for posting your pics