I see dead people!


By Stephen Stockwell

The 25th of October saw usually dull city and valley streets overrun by the walking dead, or at the very least people dressed as such. The Zombie walk has been running for a few years in Brisbane now and organisers of this years event were expecting 2,000 to 3,000 participants and were surely not disappointed.

This year’s walk found zombies ambling their way down from Wickham Park in the onto Albert Street toward the CBD. From there the swarms of undead dragged themselves along Turbot and Edward Streets before hitting Queen Street and staggering toward Davies Park in the Valley. The walk kicked off at 3pm and wound up around 4:30pm.

Little of note occurred during the walk, apart from the hoards of living dead colouring our usually bland CBD, so I though instead of describing the scene to you I thought I’d show you.

As what can only be described as a swarm of very well behaved and photogenic zombies ambled into Davies Park in the Valley there was a pleasant surprise in store. The organisers of the day had gone above and beyond the call of duty and arranged for the bloodied crowd to take over a stage at Valley Fiesta, the
The undead continued toward Valley Fiesta in a manner similar to the one seen all afternoon and upon reaching the stage were greeted by a zombie DJ spinning some very phat undead beats, the highlight being Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
There was some pretty impressive zombie dancing happening and speaking of Michael there were even a couple of him there. Too soon?
All in all it was a very fun and entertaining afternoon (from the eyes of a photographer at least) and it must be said that there is little more odd than a crowd of people in torn, bloodied clothing dancing to The Time Warp. I almost feel sorry for the crowd at Valley Fiesta that had to make room for them… almost.


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