“My awakening, when I started listening to this rap music: Public Enemy “Fight The Power,” N.W.A. “Fuck the Police,” from here in Compton, I began becoming aware of how to become defiant, how to adopt a message, how to adopt an identity, and it was a form of empowerment.”—Maajid Nawaz - Real Time with Bill Maher (10/25/2013)
Sometimes the best parties are the improvised, unofficial ones. Halloween on Hanover Street is a grassroots event, the result of more than 30 years of growing neighborhood participation. As more houses and families got involved and the decor got far more elaborate than the original ad-hoc Styrofoam tombstones, the street’s reputation as a Halloween hotspot spread throughout the city.
If you haven’t experienced this, you should really think about going this year. Hanover becomes completely transformed into a street-long haunted house. Read about the history here.