(FOX 11) - The disco sounds of The Bee Gees, Michael Jackson and others blasted so loud our news van was vibrating.
Disco was the theme of this year's West Hollywood Carnaval, and the music was terrific. But for hundreds of law enforcement and other public agencies, it was another night on the job.
The security has been in the planning for several months due to recent world events and the need to keep this a fun and safe time.
The LA County Sheriff's Department said 100 additional sworn personnel were hired just for this event compared to recent years. Some of those included arson investigators, K-9 units and members of the SWAT team. There is an additional security perimeter surrounding the event for extra protection.
Lots of LA County Firefighters too.
We talked with people, like a woman dressed up as a jellyfish, who told us, "I just don’t want to live in fear. That’s not living life.”
A Dame Edna wannabe felt deputies had done a good job creating a safe environment.
“It was just knowing they were prepared. Nobody could bring bags. Nobody could bring a lot of stuff so, I feel pretty safe,” she said.
A man dressed as a tooth said he's not at all worried despite being in a crowd of hundreds of thousands.
"I feel the effort out here is to have a good time," the "tooth" said. "This is Halloween just want a peaceful celebration."
It seemingly was that. We even spied a paramedic or two dancing to the DJ's disco music!
According to authorities, one person was arrested for domestic violence.
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