If I've learned anything from my years in Madison, it's that Halloween definitely brings out the best in the town.
This year was no exception.
44,000 people roaming State Street, a hockey sweep over New Hampshire, and a Third Eye Blind concert near the Capitol highlighted the weekend.
Am I missing anything?
Oh yeah, the Wisconsin Badgers football team only recorded the biggest blowout, shutout win in the Big Ten since 1991 with their 37-0 spanking of the Purdue Boilermakers.
Although there was a noticeable portion of the student section that never filled up (the 11:00 start time definitely played a part in that), the students that attended the game were as loud and rowdy as ever.
The great part about a football game on Halloween, though, is that the "Sea of Red" that is normally the student section during any other game becomes more like a rainbow.
Costumes were everywhere.
If you attended the game, you may have seen a gorilla stalking the bleachers, the Cookie Monster shoving cookies in his mouth, or even a few Bret Bielemas.
Even Wisconsin's mascot, Bucky Badger, had a few costumes. A ninja, a ghost, Batman, and the Joker were all a part of Bucky's costume repertoire.
There was definitely a sense of "let's get out of here" after the Badgers pulled ahead by a large amount, but the atmosphere was still electric through the first three quarters.
For Halloween weekend, that's not bad.
A Badgers win and great costumes?
That's good for one awesome weekend.