The first annual Corpus Christi Zombie Walk was an event held to raise money for local charities CASA of the Coastal Bend & the Gulf Coast Humane Society and by the looks of things, it was quite the success.
Hundreds of wannabe walkers showed up way ahead of the announced 4 p.m. call time to get made up by volunteers at the House of Rock, where the zombie walk would eventual start.
The makeup was great and professional and the line went from the back of the venue, where about 10 makeup artists had set up at tables, and stretched all the way to the front.
Eventually tables were placed at the opening of the venue and more makeup artists volunteered.
For any onlookers unaware of what was happening, it must have been quite the sight as hundreds of the undead filled the closed street in front of the House of Rock and proceeded to stumble, growl, spew blood and drag themselves around, preparing for the march of the dead.
And no zombie event would be complete without an impromptu dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
When the time came, the zombies took to the police-chauffeured roads and walked a couple of miles and met at the Fright Night Haunted House, followed by an after party at Brewster Street Icehouse.
Curious bystanders lined the sidewalks all the way to the end and cheered them on as they stumbled along.
Though this was the first event of its kind in Corpus, the sheer amount of excited, rotting participants made sure that it’s unlikely the last.
Paul Gonzales is the entertainment writer at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 116, or at thescene@mySouTex.com.