Saturday, November 01, 2008
This Thursday night downtown Grand Rapids was overrun with the undead. A 20 year-old community college student named Rob Bliss organized the largest zombie walk the world has ever known! The turnout of well over two thousand people mutilated the previous record held by Portland. I am very proud to say that I was amoung the hoard shuffling our way around the city. Check it out.
I heard about this event on Facebook. At first it seemed impractical. I didn’t expect many people to show up and I thought that it would just be a small group of goofy ghouls walking around downtown. But my friend Joel told me that he was going and so I eagerly decided to tag along. Playing dead seemed like a great way to spend my Thursday night. We busted out the make-up and went about making ourselves look grotesque. We bloodied and ripped old clothes and painted our faces white and our eyes dark.
“You look horrible!” Joel said sweetly.
“Thanks. You too.”