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Street Art Mon Jun 13 2011

Zombie March Chicago 2011

gapers black swan zombie.jpg

There are a few things that make Chicago remarkable and one of those is the Zombie March every year. This year was a little cooler than last but still a pleasant day for The Walking Dead to gather at the Bean in Millennium Park. The greatness of this city was heightened when once again people of all ages and races were able to join together and march as undead beings united in their quest for brains. Of course, one really did have to feel sorry for all the actual live wedding parties trying to get photographs taken by the Bean, only to have their wedding invaded by two undead wedding parties and hordes of other reanimated corpses, making for a rather surreal scene.

Zombies this year re-enacted Michael Jackson's "Thriller" for the stunned and somewhat fearful tourists and marched throughout the loop, descending on the downtown area with vigor. Highlights of this year included Abe Lincoln zombies, Emergency Room zombies, a plethora of zombie children with their families, zombie couples in love, and punk zombies. If there was any doubt at all about how seriously some Chicagoans take the event, I'll remove all doubt with three words: Black. Swan. Zombie.


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Katie Hovland / June 13, 2011 3:08 PM

Awesome photos as always Kirstie!

stan / June 13, 2011 7:38 PM

the black swan zombie is definitely my favorite

Josh Habdas / June 13, 2011 9:09 PM

Choice of weekends proof that the living dead enjoy blues music.

Tiny Toys / June 15, 2011 1:52 AM

Stunning images, very captivating and vivid.

mena / April 7, 2012 11:20 PM

Hello there,
I was just wondering who did the amazing special effects makeup? I am very interested in working with whomever did this in the near future. I'm a film and video major at columbia and am always looking for people to collaborate with. I would truly appreciate it if someone could get back to me at their earliest convenience .
Thank you for your time.

Mena :)

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