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Zombie Walk 2008 
25th-May-2008 08:09 pm

When Hell is full, the dead will walk the earth

Zombie Walk (Brisbane) 2008 was a little later than planned, but it was awesome!
The SO insists we should dress up next year. (^_^;)

With special guest, Zombie Jesus!
Besides the Halo guy and zombie Lara Croft, Zombie Jesus must've been
one of the most popular zombies at the walk.

The walk started at Roma Street Parkland's Spring Hill side.
And I whinged that we were an hour early,
but apparently the undead rise pretty early and
the area was soon swarming with all sorts of zombies:
nurses... cripples.. babies... bikers... rollerskaters...
pirates... brides... nuns...
You name it, it was probably there.

Yummy toes...

Zombie Lara Croft and several other zombies kept the others
on the pathways as much as possible,
but it didn't stop several from 'attacking' cars and buses,
who all slowed down to gawk at the spectacle of almost 300 zombies
roaming the streets of Brisbane.
Most people were more than happy to laugh and
enjoy the effort that went into each creation.

But like everything, there's always an exception
and that exception was Starbucks, who had a security guard protecting
their pristine glass windows from the blood stained hands of the zombies.

The walk into the Valley took a good 40 minutes.
So the pit stop at the park up Brunswick Street was a good time to rest the feet a little.
If it wasn't for the drunkard, who was verbally assaulting everyone.
And the poor girl who had to taken away in an ambulance.
Apparently someone fell on top of her from the top of a shelter roof.

The after party at the Planet Nightclub was packed to the max!
And the sausages were really carbonised,
but it was still full of awesome!
Someone even brought their little pet rat.

So much awesomeness! And I wasn't even sleeping to dream about them. (^0^)/
25th-May-2008 11:05 am (UTC)
This was the best zombie walk ever. I can still smell the corn syrup!

~ Lara Croft: Zombie Herder
25th-May-2008 12:28 pm (UTC)
It was bloody (no pun intended) awesome!
Thanks for blasting some of them zombies off the road and back on the paths. (^_-)-☆
25th-May-2008 12:01 pm (UTC)
Woaaah... D: -gawks- These guys are awesome with gore makeup! Just like being in a real zombie film! D:
25th-May-2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
They are, aren't they? And a lot of them aren't professional make-up artists either. This is an annual event, so hopefully we'll be able to see this again next year.
25th-May-2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
Wow, those are some really impressive zombies... The one eating toes looks a lot like my friend Dan, except blond!
26th-May-2008 05:55 am (UTC)
There were some even more impressive zombies with pro makeup, which I didn't snap photos of, cuz I'm too chicken to go up to them... for fear they might pounce on my braaaaaaaaains.
25th-May-2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
!@E&*(&@#*() COOL!!!

25th-May-2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
Aren't they?! *grins*
I had a zombie bride grab me from behind and I yipped. Imagine you and your family are parked and 3-4 zombies come along and smoosh themselves on your bonnet and against your windows. Some kids were loving it!
25th-May-2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
OMG that's so cool! I love the blood/zombie effects!
25th-May-2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
Most of the blood was just corn syrup or chocolate sauce. Inexpensive and great fun!
25th-May-2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
Such wicked fun it looks! Might there be pictures of you as a zombie too?, she asks curiously.
25th-May-2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
*LOL* Nup, I went as a regular human for the walk. Most of the zombies didn't bother me much. Apparently I do not possess any brains. :p
26th-May-2008 02:36 am (UTC)
I think they got an event like that around here.
26th-May-2008 06:24 am (UTC)
I think lots of cities have zombie walks every year. There's a bunch according to states here.
26th-May-2008 03:45 am (UTC)
Hey everyone. I'm one of the organisers for this years zombie walk and i'm so happy to know that a lot of people had a great time. I also would like to thank the people who had enough sense in them to show some responsibility by herding the few overexcited zombies. The police who were supposed to chapperone us didn't think it would be big this year, so they only dispatch a few of them to help with traffic. We stopped headcount at 1,245 at that was just halfway through the march.

Once again thank you so much for taking the time and participating this year. See you again next year
26th-May-2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
Thank YOU very much for organising an awesome walk! (^_^)
26th-May-2008 05:17 am (UTC)
i'm disappointed that you DIDN'T dress up!1
26th-May-2008 05:54 am (UTC)
I didn't have any old clothes to ruin (already gave them away prior to moving here) and neither of us knew what to expect, since it was our first time to the zombie walk.

And don't worry, there's always next year and if the SO has his way, we'll be dressed up this time.
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26th-May-2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
The SO and I were talking about the feasibility of having a similar event in Singapore as we walked alongside the living undead.

We agreed that it would be highly unlikely. Not only would the event be swarmed with photographers (possible a ratio of 1 zombie:5 photographers), given the sheer number of participants, some asshole might call in the riot police against an illegal gathering and everyone'd be arrested.

And I was a little disappointed at some people's reactions as we walked by. Most were quite happy to whip out their camera phones and ask what was going on, but I noted old Asian ladies frowning and shaking their head at the zombies in disapproval...
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