Lahaina trims Halloween activities

Lahaina trims Halloween activities

There are 45 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jul 6, 2008, titled Lahaina trims Halloween activities. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

WAILUKU Maui's big Halloween blast in Lahaina might shrink this year now that authorities have voted to ban many of its activities.

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HayninAk

Miami, FL

#42 Oct 19, 2008
Richard Richardson wrote:
Haven't been to Lahaina for many years but truly enjoyed the Halloween events. I used to paint people's faces and women's bodies for the event. The Wailuku folks referred to Lahaina as "Haole town". There were remnants of the jail where the drunken sailors were kept but not much else left that wasn't from the whaling era. Front Street was truly a party on Halloween when I lived there. Tourists and locals had a lot of fun. Maybe too much fun. That's always illegal in Puritan cultures. Lahaina is the name given to the day when the Sun is directly overhead in Hawaiian tradition and is often interpreted to mean "meciless Sun". The reason that Hawaiian vessels would lower their sails around Lahaina and paddle was probably because there just wasn't much wind unless the Konas were blowing. That is why it made such a good anchorage for whaling vessels.
Attended more than a couple of Lahaina Halloweens. I have always found it to be highly overrated. However, i don't begrudge others a night of revelry if it suits them. The criminal element will always exist. It is sad that once again the good crowd (Majority)has their ways subordinated because of the deeds of the few.

It is also just one more nail in the coffin of tourism, which is Maui's economic base.

Since: Jan 08

Kahului, HI

#43 Oct 22, 2008
HayninAk wrote:
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Attended more than a couple of Lahaina Halloweens. I have always found it to be highly overrated. However, i don't begrudge others a night of revelry if it suits them. The criminal element will always exist. It is sad that once again the good crowd (Majority)has their ways subordinated because of the deeds of the few.
It is also just one more nail in the coffin of tourism, which is Maui's economic base.
Hard to fill hotel rooms when airfare is so high. Just because there won't be a costume contest under the tree or stages for music, that doesn't mean people can't come down and see what the latest costume craze is. Town businesses are stepping up and sponsoring their own contests. If you've been to Lahaina for the past few years, it's more locals than visitors.

The low hotel occupancy predictions means folks from the other side of the island should rent a room for the night instead of heading back on the highway.
Popeye

Goodyear, AZ

#44 Oct 22, 2008
Tara wrote:
Lahaina was known as where sailors would go to get drunk and buy prostitutes. This is it's cultural heritage.
Yes, let's forget David Malo and the history of Lahainaluna, Baldwin Packers and Pioneer Mill with ag development, Emma Sharpe, and all the contributions from different cultures. Drunken sailors and prostitutes...your recall of history is a sad reflection of you.
Ryan

Hilo, HI

#45 Oct 29, 2008
Voted out 6-0 because it doesn't enrich the culture of the town? Why cant we work on the image of the town everyday of the year and have one night off to have fun... im pretty sure Christmas is not a ancient Hawaiian holiday, maybe we should block any Christmas activities too...

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Since: Oct 08

Kihei

#46 Nov 9, 2008
hmmm..nuttin else! lol! Well i heard that people showed up anyway and they never close the street up! The turn out was not that bad, I guess! Yay for the kids parade!!! they look so adorable, my kids(nephews and nieces) were all Disney Characters!

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