The Burgh, as you know, is being sold to the world by our young Mayor, who regularly goes on that we have WiFi, a beautiful city, David Conrad, world class medical facilities and minds, colleges and universities, and more awesome people than you can shake an ugly stick at (some of whom have been severely beaten with the ugly stick).
But perhaps Luke is forgetting the bestest thing of all:
That’s right, an actual organized walk of alive dead Burghers who take to the streets of the South Side to walk in full zombie gear.
You too can experience or heaven help you, you weirdo, take part in the next Zombie Walk this very Friday, Sept. 22.
Zombies are to follow the haunted house rule, which is you can’t touch anyone. I find this comforting, because as a South Side lover I know that I would freak if one of these people walked up to me and touched me. This goes back to my inability to walk through a Halloween haunted house and maintain the realization that it is all fake. I once flipped out at a fake ape jumping out of the dark at me. I once flipped out when I was waiting in line in Texas to see a haunted house and I turned around and Death, with no face mind you, was breathing down my neck. Can you imagine the freak that would result from being touched by a zombie? I’d be arrested. For sure. And then Santonio Holmes would be all over the place calling me a hypocrite.
From the site:
During the event participants are encouraged to remain in character as zombies and to communicate only in a manner consistent with zombies (such as grunts, groans and slurred moans calling for “brains”.)
That’s really very lovely.
My final thought, what would visitors who have no idea that this is an organized walk, think as they strolled the AWESOME! South Side only to encounter a group of 40 zombies screaming “BRAINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNS!”?