If you want to party in your Halloween costume this weekend, there are a lot of events and nightclub blow-outs happening all over Vancouver. But there is one that stands out for its truly unusual venue: the annual SkyTrain Halloween Party, which, just like the name implies, happens on an actual SkyTrain.
Organized by the folks at the Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN), a grassroots collective that “engages in advocacy, outreach and education on public space issues in and around Vancouver,” the SkyTrain Halloween Party is a chance for people to experience a common public space in an uncommon way. In 2008, VPSN’s Andrew Pask told The Buzzer, “People think of public spaces as a static entity, that what they’re used for is the only thing they can be used for….We encourage people to celebrate them and animate them, and these transit parties enable that.”
So how does it work?