Boston set the new world record tonight for simultaneously lit jack o' lanterns, with more than 30,000 fired up on the Common (so take that, Keene, NH). We, of course, simply could not risk missing the record - gosh, it feels good to live in a world-class city again!
Many of the pumpkins sat on this tower that highlighted our pumpkin-carving might:
But there were pumpkins everywhere - along Common paths, in soggy fields and on long platforms:
Most of the pumpkins had your basic triangular eyes and crooked mouths, but there was plenty of innovation:
Does Keene, NH have its own pumpkin major league? No, we didn't think so:
Hey, who let the BU students near the sharp implements?
Although a lot of people (including us) brought pumpkins, there was also a pumpkin-carving tent: