Zombie Walk 2011; the record breaker! Well, the attempted record breaker at least.
This is the time of year where every adult gets to be a kid, and with Halloween so close that we can taste the candy-corn, it is Long Beach tradition to walk down the street looking like the living dead.
This year was no different, the masses assembled on Pine St. and this year we went for the world record. The quiet streets slowly began filling with low groans and bloody corpses.
This had to be the biggest gathering of zombies to hit California. The great thing about events like this is that every age group, race and economic back ground was being represented here. Everyone came together, like
in many of Long Beach's great events, for the sake of fun.
The Long Beach Zombie Walk kicked off at 2pm at the Promenade on Saturday, October 29th. This all-ages event offered fun for the whole family; art exhibits, live music and even professional make-up artists on site for those who didn't show up drenched in gallons of fake blood and tattered rags.
A huge number of people attempted to break the world record for the largest choreographed Thriller mass dance.
The other world record that was at stake was that of the most zombies assembled in any one place. The record that Long Beach was trying to break was set at 4,800 zombies by Seattle, WA.
The night was not over though, after the walk, the dead-man's after party was being held in the parking lot of the abandoned Press Telegram building. Johnny Vatos, the former Oingo Boingo drummer put together a tribute band that rocked the set and had hundreds of people singing along to many of their popular songs.
Did you attend the zombie walk? If not, what did you do for Halloween? If so, what was your experience?
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Great pics! We heard that Hampton got stupidfacedd at the Zombie Walk. True?
No comment. But you know how I do!
JK, I didn't make it to the Zombie Walk... I was killing zombies.
We're still awaiting comment from his office on that. :)
It was awesome. I did a free kids facepainting booth but ran out of sponges towards the evening... so i laid all the make up out and told the Zombies free make up and blood and I was almost trampled... went to Wokcano got a drink came back and it looked like a massacre, lol!! Great fun!
oh man, i bet! see this is exactly why i think Long Beach is the perfect place to hold events like this where the whole community comes together. i bet you made the zombie walk that much more special for tons of kids
It was awesome! I just did a 562 blog post and here are some pics on our FB page: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.282205898478057.73503.1313...
I went for the first time and loved it. It was great to see so many people participating and Johnny Vatos and the Boingo band were so much fun.
There was a huge crowd just rocking out to that Boingo band. i was surprised to see so many people singing along.Im glad you enjoyed it!
Where were standing during the show? I didn't see you.
I went to one of these a few years back and its definitely a fun event.
I missed this years event, but I have attended in the past, and it always lives up to the hype. I'm shocked that Long Beach couldn't take down that record. Surely, we can get 5 to 6,000 zombies out there next year. I'll be back to do my part.