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Zombie March 2013

I never thought I would want to follow a bunch of zombies around. I get the impression they’ll just turn around and actually eat me at some point. Or puncture my soul with some dagger.

But when the opportunity arose to see them up close and in the flesh (so to speak), I jumped on it and headed to the holy refuge of Mr and Mrs Tourist: Millennium Park of all places for the 2013 Chicago Zombie March.

This is an involved process. The march technically started at 3p, but already at 1p people were gathered at the Great Lawn for makeup, which I learned isn’t limited to the face region.

Putting on the final touches

Then you move on to working your way through different themes:

Girls

The curly haired zombie Hockey masked

Blood thirstyGigglersChewed up bowler

Gas masked zombieShirtless

And don’t forget to get the kiddies involved. They might want to vamp, too!

Little girl zombieLittle girl zombie chasing

Then you’re ready to march!

 

Marching forward

 

And, if you have time, you terrorize the locals. How would they cope with the invasion?

Another quince attack

Attacking the quince princess

 

And that gets us through to the actual march. I didn’t stay for that bit, instead moving away to look at more precious things I understood:

Fascinating bubble

UPDATE: Some of these photos made it to the Chicagoist website. Very cool!

Memorial weekend

This weekend I found myself in the thick of humanity. With so many people in town visiting, I was only so happy to wander around with my partner and her parents taking it all in. We spend a lot of time on south end of Michigan Avenue and Millennium Park. And in the few hundred snaps, there emerged the theme of family.

Father and son walking Father and son checking out snaps Baby attention Peekaboo rock Happy baby with mom

Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend as much as I did.