Week 20 – 136/365

Remember yesterday when I said I was going to two fairs?  Yes, I still went, and when passing by Union Square Madison Square Park, I happened upon a Zombie Walk (website, twitter) full of people from New Jersey invading New York.  It was very interesting, and very well put together.  Unlike the zombie walk I attended in October, this walk had people of all ages, plus a zombie puppy.  Everyone came already made up this time as well, and no one had makeup to spare.  This was also a flash mob, as opposed to a pub crawl, which attributes to the differences in ages.

A flash mob (or flashmob) is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse. The term flash mob is generally applied only to gatherings organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails. The term is generally not applied to events organized by public relations firms, protests, and publicity stunts.

A pub crawl (sometimes called a bar tour, bar crawl or bar-hopping) is the act of one or more people drinking in multiple pubs or bars in a single night, normally walking to each one between drinking.


The flash mob didn’t really stay longer in any one place except to maybe take a picture with a tourist before shuffling off and lasted probably two hours.  The pub crawl lasted 8, with several stops that disrupted what people were doing (for example: accidentally crashing a wedding to perform Thriller in Grand Central Station because the event coordinator for the station didn’t warn either parties)

136/365 Outtake

This walk I guess is held yearly, so many people had a lot of practice with their makeup and some people (first and third image) invested in contact that are around $55.

136/365 Outtake

Many zombies did not break character and lumbered from one place to another, not really looking at cameras.

136/365 Outtake

Some people did not need contacts to have stunning eyes.

136/365 Outtake

Some people are not people, but had great costumes nonetheless.


3 thoughts on “Week 20 – 136/365

    • Thank you Javier! I added in two more pictures to the post.

      It was a matter of luck finding these people. if I had put my headphones on five minutes earlier than I had, I would have walked right past the whole thing. I was alerted to the presence of zombies by loud moaning coming from the park 😉

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