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Record broken at Fremont's Zombie Walk
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Record broken at Fremont's Zombie Walk

by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid SGN A&E Writer

It's interesting that in a crowd of folks dressed like every zombie character, from every zombie movie I've ever seen (and some I hadn't), my "Zombie Tools" T-shirt that I purchased at Crypticon, the horror convention I attended back in May, got as much attention as it did. Also in that same venue, it wasn't the many zombies that got one little pooch upset, but my friend and my director's chairs that we'd brought to sit on while viewing Shaun of the Dead (the film shown after the record-breaking "zombie walk," which was that famous zombie scene from the Michael Jackson video of his hit, "Thriller"). Go figure.

But yes, the record was broken, and even recorded by an official from the Guinness Book of World Records (who might have been in a stretch limo that passed the hordes of zombies and movie attendees on the long walk to the parking lot at 34th where the "zombie dance" took place later), as being 5,000 and counting by the time Shaun of the Dead finished its showing around 11 p.m.

People who attended, and might have decided spur of the moment to join the fun, could have themselves made up for a small donation to the Fremont Outdoor Movies, by staff on hand with a collection of appropriate body paint which was either sprayed on to look like spattered blood, or painted on cheeks or clothing. Many did exactly that, and registered at the last moment to join the record-breaking "zombie Thriller dance."

And if you hadn't gotten the moves down perfectly, there was an official who served much as a square dance caller does, to yell out moves and when to do them, so everyone was in sync with the Jackson song, played over loudspeakers in the background. Thus, 5,000+ made-up fans danced, slid, bounced and hopped their way into history last Friday in Fremont, making Seattle known, as one official announced, "not only known for the birthplace of Kenny G and coffee, but also for the largest group of zombies assembled in one place on the planet." Also on the bill last Friday were two local bands, one of which did a song about the "zombie apocalypse" advertised on my T-shirt (thus the need for correct tools), a zombie contest for the best of several categories of zombie, and a showing of a SIFF (Seattle Film Festival) movie, Zombies of Mass Destruction, which will have a full airing sometime later this year or next year. And so we sat and laughed with thousands of others after this exciting event was over, the stars above us, and maybe a ghostly Jackson himself, knowing that "the gloved one" will now be remembered for, among other things, inspiring the largest zombie walk in recorded history.

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