Undead Walking

If you missed it—and you probably did—put it on your calendar for next year and just know that SOME people are paying attention to dead love. At least that is the case in Eugene, Oregon, which hosts a yearly Valentine’s Day Zombie Walk. On Valentine’s day the undead marched for the fifth consecutive year. This year the plan was to set out from Pioneer Cemetery on the University campus at 7pm. Taylor’s Bar & Grille and Max’s Tavern was to be the first stops of the night, followed by Diablo’s Downtown Lounge and John Henry’s. The night was supposed to culminate in drinks—zombies, anyone?—and no doubt some friendly pawing and feasting at the Horsehead Bar downtown. Did things go as planned? We (the undead cast of characters) have no way of knowing, but we’d sure like to find out. In any event we are recommending that you add this event to your list of ways to say, “I love you.” Who says the undead are unwelcome? Thank you, Eugene. See you in 2011.

—Erin Orison, DEAD LOVE/the Daily Slice