It was another successful FreakFest in downtown Madison over the weekend. The annual Halloween party on State Street saw another well-behaved crowd. “By all accounts everything went quite well,” reports Mike Verveer, the alderman who represents the downtown district. “The number of citations were at an all time low, approximately 30 issued I think entirely for open intoxicants and underage drinking. Attendance at the event was down, at between 30,000 to 35,000 people. All in all Verveer says it was another pleasant contrast to riots and vandalism which took place prior to the event being changed to FreakFest in 2006.
John Colbert, WIBA