West Hollywood’s 32nd annual Halloween Carnaval attracted an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 people last night, packing Santa Monica Boulevard from La Cienega to Doheny.
The event attracted a diverse crowd with crazy costumes, some of which, given the upcoming election, featured a political theme. There were numerous DJs and, at the stage on San Vicente Boulevard at Santa Monica, Mayor John Duran crowned drag performer Alyssa Edwards, aka Justin Dwayne Lee Johnson, as the queen of Carnaval
Alyssa Edwards was crowned Miss Gay America 2010 and was a participant on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Edwards is the focus of “Dancing Queen,” a documentary series produced by RuPaul and World of Wonder on Netflix.
No arrests were reported in connection with Carnaval, according to the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station.
“Our jail is empty,” said Lt. William Nash.
Crews worked throughout the early morning hours to clean the streets and reopen them to traffic, accomplishing that goal about 5 a.m.
If somehow you missed it, photos from Carnaval by Matthew Alexander are posted on the pages below.