I love zombies. I love zombie walks. I love being tongue-in-cheek when it comes to Jesus (I expect he has a wonderful sense of humour). With that in mind, you might think I would automatically support the Boston Zombie Outbreak scheduled to take place on Easter. But let's talk about this.
A little birdie by the name of zombiehorde tweeted today about the Boston event and I thought I'd check out what the hubbub was all about.
According to a couple of sources online, 2 years ago the zombie lovers had their march on a Saturday. Crowds of people dressed in zombie gear took to the streets in all their reanimated glory, converging at a main square in the evening hours. On that occasion, organizer Alli Auldridge pointed out there was no meaning behind the zombie walk except to have fun.
So what's changed?
It seems they decided 'with the mythology of the holiday in mind' to have this year's march on Easter Sunday between 12 pm and 4 pm. I would think a time slot like that increases their chance to cross paths with church goers and little Easter egg hunters. Was this intentional as well?
Glenn Liddell who is an organizer behind this year's event had this to say in a statement to a local news source: