Halloween in New York City is always a bit nutty, when every moron comes out of the woodwork to run around the west side of Manhattan. However, things tend to be slightly mellower in Brooklyn.
There is a great kids’ parade in a local park around the corner from me; there were tons of little bugs, chickens, Star Wars characters and even one walking Leaning Tower of Pisa. It was a great opportunity to get out and record some great crowd sound and enjoy the spectacle. If you listen closely, you can hear that one parent thought I was dressed up as a sound guy. I got a real kick out of that. Who knew that I had the perfect costume?!
Recording Geek Note: Rig consists of Schoeps CMC5 setup for MS, with the MK4 as the mid. It was all tracked to a Sound Devices 744T at 24/96 by a guy in a sound guy costume.