Wisconsin Organizers Nix Plans for Alternative Block Party

Party was a protest of the school-sponsored (and supposedly watered-down) Freakfest.


In protest of the University of Wisconsin's school-sponsored, highly organized, and downright tame Halloween party, Freakfest, some Badger students attempted to organize their own antiestablishment block party on Mifflin Street—the site of the school's annual spring boozefest. But students' attempt to have a non-school-sanctioned party fell through after residents and police voiced strong criticism of their plans, the Daily Cardinal and Badger Herald report.

"I understand what [organizers] are trying to do, but I don't want crazy, drunk people in masks running around my house," one Mifflin resident said.