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Old 10-08-2010, 05:28 PM
 
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Back in NJ we had mischief night, the night before Halloween where mostly teenage kids would put soap, toilet paper etc... all over ones property. does that occur much out here?
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:43 PM
 
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Back in NJ we had mischief night, the night before Halloween where mostly teenage kids would put soap, toilet paper etc... all over ones property. does that occur much out here?
thankfully I haven't noticed it
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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No. Anything organized like that on a specific night would definitely be shut down by Williamson County law enforcement and I'm sure tickets would be issued. I've seen a couple toilet papered houses and some egged cars in about 4 years, but that's it and not around Halloween. I've never heard of a "Mischief" night.
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:19 PM
 
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Don't they do something similar in Detroit?
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:32 PM
 
Location: central Austin
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Ha! Yes, as the previous posters described, there is none of that in Austin or certainly anywhere in Williamson County! Big trouble!

I grew up in the mid-west and the cheerleaders would TP the football teams house before a big game, it was done for many teenage occasions (prom court, choir competition etc) but 20 years in Austin, and I have rarely ever seen even that type of "team-building" vandalism. And woe to any teen who would try any sort of "mischief night" here that sort of thing = vandalism!
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:01 PM
 
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Back in NJ we had mischief night, the night before Halloween where mostly teenage kids would put soap, toilet paper etc... all over ones property. does that occur much out here?
Wow, I haven't heard of Mischief Night in years. Not that I ever participated, mind you .
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Ha! Yes, as the previous posters described, there is none of that in Austin or certainly anywhere in Williamson County! Big trouble!

I grew up in the mid-west and the cheerleaders would TP the football teams house before a big game, it was done for many teenage occasions (prom court, choir competition etc) but 20 years in Austin, and I have rarely ever seen even that type of "team-building" vandalism.
You got here a little too late, then. We papered the football players houses before games. I think we had their parent's permission, but it was an expected/traditional thing to do.

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Old 10-08-2010, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Pflugerville
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When I was younger we called it "hell night". Mischief night sounds like there isn't a lot of mischief going on.

And no, that doesn't really happen here. Texas is not the kind of place where kids walk up and down neighborhoods. Even when you are 14, you don't go anywhere without driving. Sort of hard to smash pumpkins when your mom is the get a way driver.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:41 PM
 
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I'm from the Philadelphia area, and when I asked this question, people looked at me like I had 2 heads. Most people here has ever even heard of mischief night.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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I've never heard of mischief night, but having grown up in a small South East Texas town, we did TP houses from time to time. It was usually someone we knew though.
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