Uniforms, Costumes and girls named Ashley : An Everyday Thing in Sin City
I’m not sure whether that means his Spider Bites were homeless or he was homeless because of Spider Bites but the dude looked a little stoned so I let it go and walked on. If you walk down the Strip on any busy day of the week you see any number of silent sign of the times. If you look.
If you look you might have seen the cell phone sticking out of the confines of Mr. Spider Bites …..stuff….
You walk further and you see a woman laying on the ground a man handing out CDs and another posing as Freddie Kruger.
As you walk into the mall carefully dodging the packs of fellow Mall Rats as they patrol their natural environment looking for new prey or a box of curly fries you observe their Mall costumes of Mall purchased trends.
You see two of the “Pretty People” walking in tandem silently bragging about how much they spent on their $20 deck shoes smiling like drunken jackasses as they mutter “losers” just loud enough for those nearly the hear. You see even more phony “Hot Topic” rebels dragging out their Mall Wear for the weekend to prove how rebellious they are before heading back inside to vote republican and make thinly veiled comments about the nice lady and her four kids walking nearby and other less trendy folks hanging about.
Halloween is the perfect Holiday in the City of Sin because costumes are our thing.. Everybody wears costume.. Everyone is pretending to be something else. Everyone wears social camouflage to hide their inner truth _ to protect the inner child they keep hidden under layers of phony cultural bias; and social uniforms they wear to be part of something. In short in the City of Sin All Hallows Eve, Samhaign Halloween is a day like any other only more honest, because people know the costumes are fake and only for appearances.