Nuit Blanche Porta-Rave

As you know, we were a part of the Nuit Blanche renegade parade, a sort of traveling rave. It was us, a big sound/DJ truck, fire dancers, a ton of amazing live drummers, aerial artists doing trapeze and silks from trees, stilt walkers, and at least a thousand people (probably more) dancing and marching in the streets… It was pretty crazy. I’m impressed with myself that I managed to not bump into anyone given how free-form it was and how many people were stumbling into the truck as it drove. Nefarious and Cassie and Caitlin provided armed support in the anti-zombie-mobile. It was fun how many people came up with comments a la “hey, I just saw this truck on the Internet!”


The guns are airsoft type guns, but they look very real, especially the shotgun, and quite a few people thought we were not just playing undead cleanup militia. Sorry I don’t have better pictures. On the off chance that anyone sees any elsewhere, drop me a line.

Tomorrow morning I have to get up very early to drive a friend to the train station, and then we’re having a big early Thanksgiving dinner — today we did a big house cleaning session, oh the misery — and then just a few days until we’re exploring Costa Rica and hanging out with sloths.


  1. Chris B. wrote:

    This reminds me, have you seen Zombieland yet? I highly recommend it! It made me long for a zombie apocalypse; and to borrow your truck!

    Monday, October 5, 2009 at 2:21 pm | Permalink
  2. peteD3 wrote:

    you are the super-dad!

    PS: zombies dont run!!

    PSS: do you ever get/ answer your PSN mail?

    Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 9:59 am | Permalink
  3. starbadger wrote:

    Salon on Zombies

    Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 10:30 am | Permalink
  4. Dafetwal wrote:

    Hi Shannon, I’m one of your reader and while reading this, I immediately thought you could find it interresting ;)
    So here it is a journal article related to a zombie attack report, which identifies three phases of zombie outbreak and which has been on the University of Florida website for a while…
    Eventhough the report has been removed, you can find it following the links in the article.
    Cheers, Daf*

    Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 12:05 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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