We at Beijing Cream do not actively condone buffoonery, excessive alcohol intake, or buffoonery as the result of excessive alcohol intake, but understand we are surrounded by all of the above anyway — and that it can be fun. And so it’s with no small amount of ambivalence that we announce: this Friday, November 1, revelers in Halloween costumes will be gathering around 9 pm (+30 minutes or so) at Dongzhimen Subway Station and riding south on Line 2 for this year’s official Halloween Subway Party. BYOB.
We can vouch for the integrity, overall decency, and general spirit of this year’s principal participants, but of course, hopefully you understand that by joining this event you waive your unalienable right to not be mocked and pilloried on public forums, including this one. Then again, if you’re willing to dress as a dinosaur or a Jedi or Bo Xilai and act a fool on public transport, you probably already don’t give a shit.
UPDATE, 11/1, 11:36 am: We’ve just learned of another subway party, this one on Saturday (tomorrow) starting at two locations, Wudaokou and Dongzhimen. They’re keeping specific plans under wraps for now, so just get in touch if you’d like more info.