Zombie Walks are quite popular around many cities in the Central Valley such as Sacramento, Lodi and Merced. Resident Dalila Sevilla decided to organize Modesto’s first zombie walk last year after realizing that there wasn’t a similar event present. The event was a success with about 200 people attending, many of whom are young children and teenagers.
This year’s Modesto Zombie Walk 2012 will be even bigger due to the rise in zombie flicks such as hit television series The Walking Dead and movie series Resident Evil.
The second annual Modesto Zombie Night will be on Saturday, October 27th at the 10th Street Plaza in downtown Modesto. The walk will be from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. Vendors will be present, but none of which are selling human blood (that we know of). After the walk, fellow zombies and zombie fanatics could end their day at The State Theatre where there will be a 7:30pm showing of Fido, a scary zombie movie.
Participants could get into the action by dressing up like zombies themselves OR get make up done by the people of Daydreams & Nightmares, the organizer’s make-up company of choice. They are located at 1408 North Carpenter Road and will be doing zombie makeup for $25. And it is on a first come, first serve basis.
There could be over 300 people attending the event. For more information about the event please go to the organizer’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Modestos-Zombie-Night/201264463268510 or contact Dalila Sevilla at email@example.com
Below are the Modesto Zombie Walk 2012 rules taken from their Facebook page.
ZOMBIE WALK RULES!
The rules below should be mostly common sense, but here they are in case anyone is running a little short on common sense.
1. BE COURTEOUS TO OTHERS
Don’t harass or touch anyone (especially children) who don’t want to be involved. If someone looks scared, just move on. Keep profanity to a minimum. We will most likely walk by many innocent children during the walk, so no need to warp their minds any farther than seeing the walking dead already. Keep in character. I’ve never heard a zombie drop the “F” bomb. Remember that dressing funny doesn’t give you the right to act rude. Even though you and I may love this kind of thing there may be others who do not, respect their space and they will respect our event.
2. PARTICIPANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFTEY
Stay on the sidewalks, cross quickly with the signals, don’t block traffic. Stay off private property. Don’t mob the cars or block businesses.
3. DON’T LEAVE ANY MESSES THAT NEED TO BE CLEANED UP
As fun as it may be, no part of your costume should squirt or project any liquid or objects. No bloody hand prints on anyone’s property or empty makeup/blood packaging or other litter scattered around. Bloody hand prints make businesses unhappy. Littering makes everyone unhappy. Destruction of property is illegal and makes the police unhappy. Refer back to rule 1.
4. ANY WEAPONRY SHOULD BE EASILY DISCERNIBLE AS FAKE
Keep bright orange caps on the end of toy guns. No replica weapons, the word replica implies “like the real thing.”
5. NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL
HAVE FUN!! Come up with a theme and stay in character as much as possible. Zombies lurch, crawl, limp, slither, etc. Think more Romero Zombie, not “run” Zombie. Be creative, and have fun with it! Invite your friends, bring the kids!