On May 25, 2007, the Dead will indeed walk the streets of Downtown Memphis. Keep checking this space for updates.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
LOGISTICS OF THE MARCH
We have approximately one month left before the undead turn downtown Memphis into a terrifying sea of brains, guts, and blood on FRIDAY, MAY 25TH. Thus it is time for another update. Please forgive us if this update feels belated; limping around Memphis, moaning, and eating brains is very much a full-time occupation. We're busy zombies.
This posting contains detailed instructions for the actual logistics of the march. Please note that you have two options for joining us:
#1 - PRE-ZOMBIFIED - if you want to show up AS A ZOMBIE, you can meet us at the designated beginning spot (indicated below).
#2 - GET ZOMBIFIED ALONG THE WAY - if you want us to zombify you, show up in clothes that you don't mind getting ripped and ruined, anywhere along the route, WITH A PIECE OF DUCT TAPE PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED ON YOUR CLOTHING. This will let us know that you would like to be zombified.
For the pre-zombified and those who would like to be zombified at the very beginning of the march:
We will be meeting at 6:15 p.m. on Beale St. in front of the Old Daisy Theater(this is directly across the street from the New Daisy. The Old Daisy is at 329 Beale St, between 3rd and 4th street). The march itself will begin STRICTLY at 6:45 p.m. - if you arrive at the Old Daisy after 6:45, we'll be gone. So make sure to show up between 6:15 and 6:45.
We will begin marching/limping/dragging ourselves down Beale St toward Main, scaring the tourists along the way. We will cross Main St and make a left, heading south on the west side of Main st. toward the art galleries: in case you haven't figured it out yet, the zombie march will coincide with the ART TROLLEY TOUR, so there will be tons of foot traffic and plenty of witnesses gawking at us. We will make our way down Main St. to G.E. Patterson, cross Main St., and then head backwards on Main in the opposite direction up to Huling. We'll cross Huling and double back the way we came - walking down Main St. one final time to Earnestine and Hazels. Along the way we may or may not stop in on various galleries and shops - we will only do so with express permission from gallery and shop owners.
If this route sounds confusing, just make sure to show up by 6:45 in front of the Old Daisy and you can follow us. Zombies are good at following. They're creatures of conformity. We will also be posting maps of the route on our blog and web site in the near future.
When the march concludes in front of Earnestine and Hazels, you should feel free to disperse as you wish or, if you're over 21, join us for more undead revelry at Earnestine and Hazels.
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!! ENCOURAGE MASS-PARTICIPATION! GET ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO ADD US ON MYSPACE! ZOMBIES LOVE COMPANY!!
A few obvious rules:
NO ALCOHOL & NO DRUGS WHILE MARCHING (drinking afterwards is encourage for the over 21 set!)
NO TOUCHING, HARRASSING, OR VISIBLY FRIGHTENING BYSTANDERS
NO BLOCKING OF TRAFFIC OR DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY
NO SCARING CHILDREN
NO LAWBREAKING OF ANY SORT
NO EATING OF BBQ BRAINS WITHOUT SHARING!!!!
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