The Inaugural Silver Spring Zombie Walk is in the books and I think it was an unqualified success. We had a great headcount (deadcount?) at the Quarry House, which was jam-packed thanks to the large zombie contingent, and it looked like we increased our number even more at the theater, which was about as full as for any show I've been to there.
A few highlights for me, off the top of my head:
- Assaulting the Metrobus on Georgia Avenue (see above).
- A group of zombies running after an ambulance.
- The terrified look on the Taste of Morocco waitress' face when she saw me peering through the restaurant window.
- Comments yelled out during Night of the Living dead equating the protagonist to Barack Obama and the antagonist to John McCain. (He was a "maverick" for wanting to stay in the basement.)
Special thanks to the Quarry House for being accommodating to zombies and the AFI Silver for providing comp popcorn to the undead. I think we brought in a lot of revenue for both establishments tonight. Perhaps the next federal economic stimulus package should be the sponsorship of a nationwide zombie crawl. That could get us out of this recession in no time.
I've set up a Flickr photo pool in order to compile photos from the Walk. Please share any photos you may have taken - and based on the number of cameras I saw, I know there's a lot out there. Not a Flickr user? If you email your pics to me, I'll gladly add them to the pool.
More on the walk later. I've finally got all my makeup off and it's time for bed.
Silver Spring Penguin has video: