Let me preface this post by assuring you that that this is not turning into a zombie-focused blog, but my recent zombie apocalypse post led to the idea by Eric of Thayeravenue.com of a zombie walk in downtown Silver Spring. What a fantastic idea!
Right about now you are probably asking yourself, "What, pray tell, is a zombie walk?" Here's a description from Wikipedia:
A zombie walk (also known as a zombie mob, zombie march, zombie horde, zombie lurch, zombie shuffle or zombie pub crawl) is an organized public gathering of people who dress up in zombie costumes. Usually taking place in an urban center, the participants make their way around the city streets and through shopping malls in a somewhat orderly fashion and often limping their way towards a local cemetery or other public space (a series of taverns in the case of a zombie pub crawl).Here's a zombie walk in action:
So how would the Silver Spring zombie walk work? Conveniently, Halloween is on a Friday this year, so that would most definitely be the date. On that evening, at a time and place to be determined, zombie-costumed participants would assemble at the starting point for the beginning of the walk. Once it's time to begin, the group would begin walking through downtown Silver Spring along a planned route, taking some time to wander through some of Silver Spring's larger indoor spaces, such as DSW, Borders and (most definitely) City Place. The walk may end up turning out to be a bar crawl, with pit stops at Silver Spring's various watering holes. (Um, if any bars out there want to be sponsors or offer drink specials, let me know.)
Mind you nothing is set yet, but at least make a note (in blood) on your calendars for the 31st of October. If the plan goes ahead, expect a lot more details between now and then. In the meantime, here's some Zombie Mob resources for you:
- Zombie Mob photo pool on Flickr.
- Zombie Walk on Wikipedia.
UPDATE: Eric has already set up a Facebook Group for the walk.
So, who's in???