Photos

 

FREAKFEST 2008

Madison's annual Halloween tradition.

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    One of the many stages at Freakfest. This happens to be the mainstage where O.A.R. took the stage.
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    Thousands of people jammed State Street.
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    This is looking down State Street toward the mainstage.
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    Police officers on horseback were stationed all along State Street.
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    The horse patrol heads down State Street.
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    All sorts of costumes could be seen along the street.
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    This is looking down State Street toward Library Mall.
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    This was a swim team.
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    This is the area of State Street where problems have occured in years past.
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    Downtown Alderman Mike Verveer with some of his friends.
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    This is a stage on Frances Street where a costume contest was taking place.
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    There were lots of strange and original costumes in the contest.
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    More from the costume contest.
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    A woman is handcuffed by officers.
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    She is then lead down the street to the processing area.
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    These are moose for Barack Obama.
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    Fred Flintstone was heading up State Street to find Barney Rubble.
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    The costumes on State Street ranged from presidential candidates to naughty nurses.
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    This is the United States Olympic team.
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    A line of people waits to enter State Street.
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    A gorilla climbed a tree for a better view of the music group O.A.R.
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    The night is nearing an end.
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    Police officers escort a party goer to the processing area.
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    All good things must come to an end. State Street was cleared at 1 a.m. without much trouble.
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    A police cycle cruises up State Street as the street is cleared.