Although I usually search the more recent submissions of the New London area when I scrounge YouTube for a video to share in this column, I decided to focus on Halloween this time around. And there was quite a bit to choose from.
Among the offerings:
- The trailer for Cost of the Living, screening for at 8 p.m. tonight the , although doors open in an hour with a band featured in the film performing at 7 p.m. As you can see, it's quite the local piece. In the trailer alone, the Garde, Starr Street, and are some of the more recognizable locations.
- Trick or treating safety tips from Safe Kids, a program of .
- Scenes from the 2009 Haunted Eagle. The tall ship normally serves as a training ship for the , but is given a macabre makeover each Halloween season and opened for scary tours. Unfortunately, the Eagle is at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Md. for some restoration work and the tours won't be available this year. If you're in the mood for a haunted house, though, is holding one tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; kids and seniors are $3, adults $5, and proceeds benefit the center.
But for the featured video, I thought I'd bring up this blast from the past. The video looks at scenes from New London's downtown festivities in 2006, though you'll have to provide your own music since it's mute throughout. It took me a little while to make sure this was us and not one of the other New Londons around the country. But the ship seemed to be a ghostly version of the , and the bit at 2:45 has a familiar looking map in the background, and by the end it's pretty clear those pumpkins are being carved on Parade Plaza.
There are a lot of faces in this video; are you one of them?