What is this fascination with zombies & the UNDEAD? I hear that the Tucson Zombie Walk of gruesome souls hanging around downtown is in its 6th year. For more info about these folks stumbling, shuffling, moaning & groaning, & waking up from the dead, go to www.tucsonzombies.com. Lots of photos of past Zombie Walks on their website.
2011 Theme: Zombies in Spaaaace!
The 6th Annual Tucson Zombie Walk!! With Costume Contest with these categories:
Best Kid (Three prizes given)
Best Zombie Hunter
When: October 22, 2011, Time: 4 p.m. (but wait till it gets dark!)
Where: 101 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ
Joel D Valdez Main Branch Library
Activities Schedule: (Subject to Change!)
2:00 – Vendor Set-up
4:00 – Thriller Dance
4:10 – Repo, the Genetic Opera
4:30 – Magician (TBD)
5:00 – Zombie Variety Show
6:00 – Zombie Hokey-Pokey and Roadkill Chicken Dances
6:10 – Dr. Horribles Sing-a-Long blog
7:00 – Call for Costume Contest
7:15 – “The Cordial Dead” film showing
7:05 – Time Warp Dance
7:10 – Thank Yous, Sponsor recognition, & Safety Talk
7:20 – Top 10 of each category paraded on stage. Winners announced
7:40 – Walk Begins (Audience Favorite as the Grand Marshall)
Don’t Miss This Year’s Event!! And Remember– In Spaaaaace, Nobody can hear you Scream!!
Cost: This is a FREE event, though we ask everyone to please bring
2 items of Non-Perishable Food and/or a Few Dollars of Cash
to fill our donation boxes.
Ironically they are asking for food donations, but my question is: why do the undead need or care about food? Or a “few dollars of cash”? Nice of them to care about those of us still alive I guess.
Hundreds of the undead walked in October, 2010 as shown on this Tucson Zombie Walk YouTube video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2K0AR5gd-U (taken at the 4th Avenue Underpass).
But it sounds like a fantastic, ghoulish event for those who want to dress up as zombies, just before Halloween, El Dia de Los Muertos, and the upcoming All Soul’s Procession.
UPDATE: Read my Happy Halloween blog with a photo gallery from Zombie Walk (click here).