Once logged, we were allowed to enter the event
proper, large parking lots with
huge screens painted on the sides of their adjoining buildings.
first lot, featured a small stage, a makeup booth for those who came
unadorned with gore, and a photobooth provided by the creators of the
graphic novels, whose efforts on our behalf can be seen
below. We then joined the moaning, shuffling throng for a loop around
the following request ringing in our ears:
"Please refrain from wiping blood on the windows of local businesses".
Not something you hear
Zom and Dad
As we walked, we were
by folks waving and taking pictures, and film crews from local media.
Passers by would stop to cringe in faux
terror or ask
my son about his superhero affiliation. As we lurched
along, rogue Zombies among us would encircle cars on the street,
mugging for the
leering at diners through restaurant
windows. However, long lines of undead in bars and ice cream shops
cheerfully lessened the horrific illusion.
The night drew to a close, and as we shambled off to
our car before Shaun
of The Dead
could scar the kids' tender psyches, it was unclear
whether or not our efforts had been enough to claim the Gunness record.
later that evening, OutdoorMovies reported via Twitter that the event
had collected the signatures of 3,848 officially
registered Zombies, enough to shatter all previous records. The
achievement is slated to be recognized by
Guinness at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.
In all we had a great time at the Zombie walk, an
wonderful family bonding experience. And I have no doubt that,
Seattle be called upon to defend our world record from, say, those
thieving bastards from Pittsburgh, we undead shall once