Saturday, October 20, 2007

When There's No More Room in Hell, The Dead Shall Walk the Earth

Coming to get me.
On this day I escorted my nieces and nephews to the first annual San Antonio Zombie Walk (at least I think it was the first one, and I think I've heard that they want to do it again.) We spent a few hours working on the make-up and the costumes then headed to the meeting point which was HemisFair Park at the base of the Tower of Americas. We were worried that no one was going to be there but we started seeing zombies walking to the meeting point almost as soon as we got into downtown. I was also afraid that the kids couldn't get in, but my niece said she had okayed it and there was kids there from infants through high school.

The zombies and their victims shambled their way from the Tower of Americas to the Alamo and back. The victims were great, allowing themselves to be pulled down to the ground. The zombies would all converge on them and have a feeding frenzy. There seemed to be at least a hundred people if not more there. My nieces loved the zombie cop, I like the zombie bride and groom.

I took this pic as I was standing on the steps of the Convention Center. This particular guy was climbing the wall to get to me. I could have reached out and touched someone.

You can find some information on their MySpace page.


  1. This is an unusual "celebration"; does it have anything to do with All Saints and All Souls days?

  2. As far as I know it doesn't have anything to do with it. I do know that it's done all over the world. :D In San Antonio we do have Dia de los Muertos celebrations, but I haven't really ever had a chance to go to them.

  3. Awesome shot. I'm the dude climbing up the wall. Do you have any other photos from this? I've been looking everywhere for some, but am coming up short. If you could, please email me at

    Thanks bunches


  4. And to answer you Kate... This was just something fun we did to celebrate the Halloween season, as far as I have been informed. The zombie love in the country has gone up tremendously in the past few years, so to celebrate, we created some. Other cities around the world, including London and Paris did it last year on different dates. :) Look for us again around the same time this year!