World’s largest zombie shuffle
Sub-Q Body Piercing and Tattoos1715 I St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
The Trash Film Orgy kicks off its 10th season this week the same way it began—no, not with a class-action lawsuit.
Back in 2001, TFO hosted the world’s very first public zombie march: a shuffling mass of the living imitating the undead. (It’s sort of like a pub crawl, but you actually score points for drooling on your clothes and mumbling incoherently.) Since then, the craze has caught on across the Western world, with zombie marches held as far away as Australia.
This year, though, TFO organizers want Sacramento to reclaim its zombie fame by breaking the zombie walk world record. The current record, according to the Guinness World Records website, was set by more than 4,000 people in the United Kingdom last year.
Here’s the plan: On Saturday, July 10, at 7 p.m., the zombified horde will meet up at Sub Q Piercing and Tattoos (1715 I Street). Make sure you’ve already transformed into a zombie, as there won’t be a lot of time to do it there. Next, the crowd will shuffle its way through the streets through Second Saturday. Some suggestions for your own shuffle: spitting up (fake) blood and groaning for “braaaaaains.” At 9 p.m., the crowd gathers again at Sub Q to rock out to the world’s only Black Sabbath zombie-tribute band, Children of the Grave. Then at 10 p.m., Pyramid Alehouse opens its doors for a zombie happy hour. Finally, at midnight, TFO kicks off a screening of cult gore classic Evil Dead II at Crest Theatre (1013 K Street). The show includes audience participation, a live stage show and the crowning of 2010’s King and Queen of the Zombies.
The walk is open to kids and pets—which means Grandma Lois, who’s practically a vegetable, anyway, and should fit right in.