Video: Annual West Philly “Dumpster Derby”

Dumpster Derby, 2013. Photo: ramsey/everydaypants.com

Dumpster Derby, 2013. Photo: ramsey/everydaypants.com

By Dustin Slaughter

Dozens of West Philly residents gathered Thursday evening at 43rd and Spruce for the Dumpster Derby, a wholly-unorganized – meaning this raucous awesomeness just happens – family-friendly, and refreshingly non-corporate event with Halloween costumes and mobile street furniture. The derby’s only predictable aspects: it happens every Halloween-eve at the same spot, and the police inevitably roll up to disperse the festivities.

The crowd assembles:

 

The fun ensues:

 

And like clockwork, University of Pennsylvania Police arrive:

 

Some participants show up late to the party:

Here’s to next year, West Philly.

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