The sun was peaking around the tall buildings on its mission to warm the streets in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Shelli and I walked in alternating sun and shadow as we made the four block trek from our flat to Heritage Square. It’s mid-afternoon, October 26, 2013 and time to encounter seven to ten thousand living dead for the 5th Annual Downtown Phoenix Zombie Walk.
Each year this Zombie Walk captures the imagination of more people and the level of time and effort spent on makeup, costume and props increases. It is an evening for adults to act like children and children to exhibit more maturity than many of the adults. Yet everyone seems to have a ghoulish great time.
The family-friendly festivities kick off at 2 p.m. each year with vendors, family activities, make up booths and eye catching costumes. The highlight of the night, staggers out at roughly 6 p.m. when 10,000 zombies begin their 1.2 mile lurch, wobble and stumble through the heart of Downtown Phoenix.
This blog is dedicated to the many brave souls who have given their lives over for the evening enabling those of us who cower on the sidelines as spectators to enjoy an evening of scoffing at the inevitable.
I hope the photographs will encourage you to join us next October for a great afternoon and evening at the 6th Annual Downtown Phoenix Zombie Walk. We look forward to seeing you whether you are among the living spectators or the stumbling, bumbling zombies we have come to love and appreciate.
Your comments are always welcome.