Tomorrow the streets of the Mile High City will be flooded with the undead for the seventh annual Denver Zombie Crawl. Hordes of zombies will take over the 16th Street Mall in the largest gathering of the walking dead the known world has ever seen.
While the 2012 Denver Zombie Crawl is a family-friendly event open to everyone, it’s best to go prepared. Here are some simple guidelines to keep you and your horde safe and happy at the Denver Zombie Crawl tomorrow.
Read our coverage of the 2012 Denver Zombie Crawl right here.
Come in costume. Zombies don’t attack their own kind, so it’s safe to say that if you blend in, you won’t be getting attacked. Maybe.
Come with an open mind. The Denver Zombie Crawl is for everyone, families and young kids included. That said, every year people find creative ways to express themselves through their zombie costumes. Whether it is partial nudity, a political message, a bloody babydoll poking out of a pregnant belly, or extreme gore, some things may offend the closed-minded. So just remember that everyone is there to have a good time and try not to judge.
Bring a non-perishable food item to donate. The Denver Zombie Crawl partners with the Food Bank of the Rockies every year to help feed low-income households. Bring something to donate and help fight hunger in the Rocky Mountain region.
Bring a water bottle. All that shuffling around and moaning for BRAAAAINS will get you parched. It’s also supposed to be 75 degrees and sunny tomorrow in Denver, so stay hydrated and live to terrorize the city another day.
Bring a camera. Or not. In our modern technological age, everyone goes everywhere with a camera. And believe you me: the Denver Zombie Crawl is just filled with once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. But every photojournalist and blogger in town (including your humble Denver Zombie Examiner) will be there so you might not even have to take your own pictures.
Bring cash. There will be plenty of vendors at the Denver Zombie Crawl, so it’s the perfect time to stock up on zombie collectibles. Whether you simply must have a Mischief Maker zombie doll or an In Case of Attack wall-mounted zombie emergency kit or even just a T-shirt, you’ll need cash. The barter system will only be instituted in the event of a real zombie apocalypse.
Practice the “Thriller” dance. A mass performance of the dance from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video has become a tradition at the Denver Zombie Crawl. Don’t be caught out on the dance floor without the appropriate moves.
Practice common courtesy and cleanliness. While it’s fun to shamble around as a zombie horde and get your ghoul on, the 16th Street Mall is a public place and not everyone there will be participating in the Zombie Crawl. Leave non-participants alone and try not to smear fake blood on city property (this includes the Mall Ride buses and storefront windows).
Register online. Registration is free, and it helps the Zombie Crawl organizers get an accurate head count for the Guinness Book of World Records.
Read on for coverage and photos of the 2012 Denver Zombie Crawl:
- Zombies take over Denver during the 2012 Denver Zombie Crawl
- The 2012 Denver Zombie Crawl: Denver’s finest cultural event
- Stay Alive: The madness of the 2012 Denver Zombie Crawl after-party
Stay informed, stay alive: Denver zombiephiles can find out more information about the 2012 Denver Zombie Crawl at EyeHeartBrains.com.
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