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DaneTube: Halloween on State Street 1979

Post by Jesse Russell on 10/8/2009 10:09am

Ever wonder what Halloween on State Street was like 30 years ago? Filmmaker and character animator Joel Fletcher has put together a video that includes footage collected from Halloween on State Street in 1979. In the video you'll see costumes from the era, bonfires in the middle of the street, open beer cans and bottles, a costume contest, some fantastic late 70s hair styles, and plenty of revelry. Fletcher has worked on such films as A Nightmare Before Christmas, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Michael Jackson's Moonwalker.

HALLOWEEN STATE STREET 1979 from Joel Fletcher on Vimeo.

Jesse Russell


Jesse was born and raised in Connecticut, began blogging in 1997, and moved to Madison in 2003. In 2005, he co-founded dane101 along with Kristian Knutson and Shane Wealti. In addition to helping nearly a dozen contributors run this website he's helped launch various events in the city including What's Your Damage?!, the MadPubQuiz of Awesomeness, the Fire Ball Masquerade, Dane101's Freakin' Halloweekend, and more.