Well maybe not dying, but declining in popularity.
The thing that got me thinking about this is the amount of kids I saw out there going door to door mooching candy from strangers, or rather lack thereof. Time was, when I was a kid, the streets would be filled with kids in costumes going door to door and I was in the thick of it. Especially in the more affluent areas because the "treats were better with jumbo candy bars and cans of pop". For the second year though it's been rather dead. And not just for me but for other people I know. I called my mom and asked her how busy she was. She said MAYBE 50, and that was pushing it in an extremely well to do area. I remember living in the same house and we'd run through 200 bars without breaking a sweat. I remember a guy that used to come with a fucking drum and have 20 kids to himself alone and they'd march up and down the street. But the magic is gone, and I'm wondering where in the fuck it went. The reason I'm wondering about this is because I will be a father in a few months and it just weirds me out that something like this is, in my eyes, on a downward spiral.
Or maybe I'm overthinking it. Discuss.