VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Zombie Fest NW amused, educated hundreds on Saturday

The 6th annual Zombie Fest Northwest – a free event held last Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Normandy Park Towne Center – scared hundreds of people with fun, costumes, music and emergency preparedness.

The goal of this event – organized by Susan West – was:

“To increase awareness about disaster and emergency preparedness. The festival also helps boost, community spirit, showcase local businesses and organizations, and raise money for the Highline Schools Foundation, a local food bank, and the Friends of Normandy Park Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that raises money for NP projects and events projects to build community spirit, showcase our businesses and improve our economy.”

Oh…and did we mention ZOMBIES?!

Hordes of helpful volunteers helped, and there were performances from the Mt. Rainier High School “Zombie” Marching Band, Vote for Pedro, and of course everyone’s favorite – the Seattle Thrillers.

Here’s a raw 46+-minute video from The B-Town Blog’s live Facebook feed; some segments of interest:

  • 5:36 – Zombies attack an authentic 1965 British Armored Vehicle!
  • 9:33 – interview with Organizer Susan West
  • 16:52 – walking tour
  • 32:26 – costume contest hosted by KOMO’s Matt Markovich & Theron Zahn
  • 57:00 – Seattle Thrillers perform

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Here are some photos taken by Scott Schaefer (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

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