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March 29, 2010 7:01 AM   Subscribe

Does anyone know whether the zombie march from Davis Square in Somerville to Harvard Square in Cambridge will be taking place this Sunday? If so, what time? I can't seem to find any information about it. Or, if you know any other zombie marches in/around Boston this weekend, I love to hear about them.

posted by Admiral Haddock to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=406261746152

Saturday, May 29th is the one I got invited to. It's possible there's more than one, I suppose.
posted by EtzHadaat at 7:06 AM on March 29, 2010

Best answer: The Davis Square Livejournal community reposted a Facebook event for a Zombie March on Sunday, from 12 to 3. The Livejournal entry seems to have been deleted, though... it showed up in my feed reader but the link doesn't work anymore.
posted by backseatpilot at 7:19 AM on March 29, 2010

Best answer: In the now deleted Davis Square LiveJournal thread, the organizer stated her intent not to go ahead with the march because of the offense that was caused to a number of folks in the community last year due to having the march on Easter Sunday. (This year's march was also scheduled for Easter Sunday.) That's why the LJ entry was deleted. The cancellation may not have been clearly and consistently communicated across all the fora where the event was announced, however.
posted by phoenixy at 7:43 AM on March 29, 2010

Response by poster: Thanks to all. Etz--I'll add that to my calendar. I went to last year's iteration of that event--it was pretty good. Well attended.

BSP/Phoenixy--thanks for the info. I went to last's Somerville march, and it was a lot of fun. It's strange that the founder pulled it because it was offensive to some, as it seems intentionally offensive (I mean, of all weekends, why Easter?). But I go because the events are fun to photograph; I'm not interested in the lulz. Non-participants should be left alone, physically and spiritually. No one's brain should actually be eaten.

I think I'll still swing by Davis to see if anyone didn't get the cancellation message, though. Worst case scenario: Chipotle, which leaves me feeling like a zombie afterwards.

If anyone else has more information, though, I'd still love to hear it.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 10:46 AM on March 29, 2010

Don't know if this is related, but local poet Jade Sylvan was looking for people to act in a Zombie movie.
posted by Schmucko at 11:11 AM on March 29, 2010

Best answer: The person who tried to organize it this year isn't the same person who ran it last year. It's true that it is intentionally timed for Easter but I think that this year's organizer expected possible mild community discomfort but underestimated how upset people were/would be.
posted by phoenixy at 9:04 PM on March 29, 2010

Response by poster: Well, there you go! I'll still probably swing by, but I'm not counting on the Grand Guignol from last year. Thanks again!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 6:46 AM on March 30, 2010

Also, it may not be as zombierific, but Saturday is international pillow fight day with events around the world including Boston at 2:55 pm (location as yet undetermined) if your looking for something fun to do this weekend.
posted by dyslexictraveler at 7:21 AM on March 30, 2010

Best answer: For future reference:

Zombiewalk.com - Your source for all Zombie Walk and Zombie Flash Mob planning!
posted by CathyG at 8:18 AM on April 19, 2010

Response by poster: Zombiewalk is a good resource--but sadly not up to date with respect to the shambling of the undead in Boston. YMMV!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 1:19 PM on April 20, 2010

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