Friday, October 31, 2008

Zombies Attack

Thousands of Zombies took over downtown Grand Rapids Thursday evening. A local person organized an attempt at the Guiness Book of Records for the most people in a zombie walk. I've seen some estimates of the crowd at between 2 to 4 thousand people. I have to believe it was higher than that. A good time and generally well behaved.

I'm not sure if it was planned or not, but once the walk started, the crowd left the plaza and took to the streets. No police blocking them, just vast crowds walking down the middle of the roads, blocking traffic. I saw one very upset motorist, but for the most part people looked pretty amused by it. Of course you did have idiots in the crowd. I saw one guy jump up on a trapped city bus and do handstands. A little later a part of the crowd started rocking the bus.

The police finally appeared and blocked traffic. They also tried to get the roads cleared of walkers with limited success.

All in all an interesting time.

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