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Halloween 2012 – Northalsted Parade & Rebirth Brass Band

The annual Halloween parade on Halsted seemed a bit lighter than usual this year, probably since it was cold and a Wednesday, but extra props to those of us who braved 40-degree weather to dress up and have an awesome time. Unfortunately there wasn’t enough of a turnout to fill the void of costumes I expected to be popular this year – not one Katniss Everdeen, Gangnam Style guy, Tan Mom, botched Jesus painting, or Binder Full of Women(!) Seems like a missed opportunity, but the best ones were more creative anyway.

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Pride Parade

This year I marched with the Old Town School of Folk Music, so got more of a behind-the-scenes view. Good times 🙂

Dog at Pride Fest.

Hula hoopers with the OTSFM truck.

Temp tat

Spirit Guide, Chicago’s resident super hero.

Obama impersonator on the Cook County Sheriff’s float.

Old Town School truck stepping off at Montrose.

What Santa does in summertime.

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Puerto Rican Parade

It’s kind of impossible to avoid the annual Puerto Rican parade no matter where you are in Chicago, with cars waving giant Puerto Rican flags taking over the city throughout the day. But I accidentally ran into the actual parade this year while passing through Humboldt Park and decided to stop by. Basically a lot of flags and flag garb, engines revving, and some sweet cars.

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