October is a month of late nights. The summer mindset is still wearing off, and in some places the Santa Ana winds are blowing and it’s in the high 70s late into the evening. Holiday vacations are close. You can catch up on sleep then.
Of course, there’s Halloween. If you don’t watch the sunrise on Halloween, I’m sorry. Cackling like a witch or howling like a feral werewolf as the giant pumpkin rises from the east is a worthy annual tradition.
Or you can not dress up and be a crank and go to sleep early because you’re too cool for school. “I have to be up early for work tomorrow, I have responsibilities” and all that. Let that feeling slip aside for one night, and embrace All Hallows Eve with medieval spirit and hysteria.
Oh, you’re down? To clown? Frankly I’m not a clown guy myself, and have always found those “scary clown” masks distasteful. But I get you’re meaning. You want to go out and ride that candy corn high to the early light.
Osborne, via Tuff City Kids, has the prescription. From club to car to subway to dewy lawn, stretched out at dawn, heed the thump n’ bump call: “A-a-a-a-all night.”