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Photography Sun Jun 06 2010

Zombie March Chicago 2010

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Philippe Halsman once said that the act of jumping allowed a person's personality to be freed up in a way that revealed the true self. No doubt he'd find the act and art of becoming a zombie an even greater revelation. Choosing the most high profile spot in the city, zombies met in downtown's Millennium Park and marched from 4-6pm this past Saturday even with gusts of heavy rain coming down unpredictably. They had an energy recalling any of the best marches. (Chants included: "What do we want? BRAINS! When do we want them? NOW). Zombies journeyed from Millennium Park to the Marina Towers made famous by Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot album to Daley Plaza to Buckingham Fountain. One thing was clear throughout their trek: no matter what age, gender, or race a little fake blood has the possibility to bring people together for a truly shared experience like none in the alive world. Perhaps it take a little death to make us all appreciate the goodness in life.

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Emily / June 8, 2010 10:51 AM

I wondered what on earth was going on when I saw some guys covered in fake blood on the CTA last Saturday!

Erin / June 8, 2010 5:51 PM

Actually, the chant was "What do we want? BRAINS! When do we wants them? BRAINS!"

We are zombies, you see.

Erin / June 8, 2010 5:52 PM

Oops, I meant "When do we want them". =]

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Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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