This year I saw plenty of classics-vampires, witches, pirates, nerds, and even the Swedish Chef-and also some more contemporary costumes-Chilean Miners and BP ("Bad Planning") workers covered in oilbeing a fav among party goers this weekend. The one that sticks out in my mind now that the sugar induced fog hascleared is the 20-something year old who dressed up as "that t-shirt guy"
Black beret with a star pin in it? Check! Combat Boots? Check! Shaggy hair? Check! Che apparently was alive and well on this Halloween night.
Blame the sugar, I had to ask. I couldn't help myself. Going up with a smile, I inquired about the costume. Eager to share his brilliance he replied: "Isn't it awesome? I'm that t-shirt guy!"
There were several ways this could have played out, but I opted for simplicity: "You mean Che Guevara? Good choice for Halloween.Very scary. He killed lots of people, you know. "
His smile faded, and he looked very confused for a moment. Before he could respond I added witha smile, "But very realistic. The wig was a nice touch." And with that I was gone. There was more important business to attend to on this Halloween night-I had to wrestle away the last Reese's Peanut Butter Cups away from a cowboy.
It’s time people wake up to reality: Che isn’t cool. To learn about the truth of Che "that t-shirt guy" Guevara and how to advance freedom on your campus visit www.freedomweek.com.