Last year was my first year photographing The Hunger for the The Walleye. It was actually my first freelance assignment for the paper and since then I have gotten the chance to photograph a lot of cool and interesting events. So, as Halloween drew closer this year, I actually requested to photograph The Hunger 10. Luckily for me and my wife Anne, we were told that we would in fact able to make photographs again this year. This also meant that we would have to dress up. After all, you gotta look the part as well.
I decided to go as a pimp, and Anne was my a 'lady of the night'. Her costume was simply awesome and it was actually so good that she ran into numerous people that night who didn't even recognize her at first. She's the one with the pink hair and striped shirt.
So, we set off for downtown around 11:30 and our first stop was Hell. It's a great little venue located under the old Eaton Centre. As soon as we arrived the party was in full swing with the band playing and people all around in costumes. I immediately went to the band to snap a few photos and then I got some great shots of some of the costumes. Anne, as always, helped me gather some people for photos.
We stayed there for about 45 minutes and then it was off to the Red Lion. It wasn't nearly as busy as Hell, but there were still a lot of very cool costumes, and the band was just starting as we got there. After getting a few photos there it was then off to Black Pirates Pub. Once again, I got a few photos of the band and a couple photos of some of the costumes that stood out. The last stop on our tour of downtown was The Sovereign Room. It was absolutely packed in there. Keep in mind, this was around 1:00 in the morning. People were dancing and mingling and there were even more costumes that we didn't see yet. One of my favourite ones of the night, was the one I chose for the cover photo.
Overall it was such fun night and it was so good to see so many people dressed up and having fun. Thanks to The Walleye for inviting us to take photos of this years event. I can't wait until next year. I guess we should already start thinking about our costume. Halloween always seems to come so fast.