It's a small world after all. Strange customs once unique to one small corner of the globe now travel via the world wide spider web and no-one is immune to the venom.
Here, of course, I am talking about Gangnam Style by Psy. As soon as that catchy piece of Korean Pop blared out of the speakers at the annual Hocus Pocus Halloween Party in Memorial Park at Bulimba and the kids were busting out their horse riding dance moves.
OK, I'm joking (not about the kids all knowing Gangnam Style, that's true). I am referring how mainstream Halloween has become in Australia.
Kids (and here I am talking about children of ALL ages) love an excuse to dress up and if strangers are going to reward you with bags full of lollies for your efforts all the better.
Something that Australian kids once knew of only from US television is now a much anticipated event on the annual calendar.
The biggest gathering in Brisbane today saw kids dancing, apple bobbing, jelly fishing, playing games and sports and of course eating far too much sugar.
The park party was all over before dark giving the chance for kids to head off and trick or treat closer to home. Well, if you've gone to all that trouble dressing up it would be a (fashion) crime to waste it, right?