Australian’s are Strange People, or is it just a Bizarre World?

Last Sunday we popped over to Fortitude Valley. We are having a Halloween party tomorrow night and Mrs BobinOz deemed that we were short of one tall drinking table out in the garden.

So on Saturday we went-a table shopping and found the table we wanted in a store over at Jindalee. It was called the “Gin Table”; hope it’s OK if I rest a beer on it now and then. Neither of us were surprised when we were told by the assistant that they were out of stock. That sort of thing seems to happen to us a lot.

But there was one such table in stock, the only one in the whole of Queensland, and it was in Fortitude Valley. Fortitude Valley is walking distance from Brisbane city centre and just a half an hours drive from our house, so we went on Sunday.

Lots of other people knew Fortitude Valley was walking distance from Brisbane city centre too, because they had all chosen this same Sunday to walk from the city to the Valley.

It was after we had bought our table and secured it in the boot of the Jeep, that we decided to go for a walk and get something to eat. That’s when we noticed something strange was going on. The people looked weird.

Now I did have some photos and I know I uploaded them to my PC last Monday. I think. But I can’t find them. Thank the Lord for YouTube..

Turns out that this particular Sunday was the annual zombie walk from the city to the Valley which takes place every year just before Halloween. How strange these Australians are, I thought. Until I went to YouTube.

They also do zombie walks in…..

Dublin
LA
London
Michigan
Prague
Warsaw
Stockholm
Detroit
Montreal
Berlin
Frankfurt
Brighton
Halifax
Galway
Amsterdam
Chile

Oh, I could go on, and on, and on, and on, and on…….

Toronto like a good zombie walk though….

All of this reminded me of one of the strangest YouTube video hits of all time. Just 18 seconds long, at the time of writing it has had nearly 24,000,000 views. What a bizarre world we live in….

The zombie walk looked great fun, but on a serious note, over $10,000 was raised for the Brain Foundation.

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  • djmcbell June 24, 2014, 6:25 pm | Link

    There was a zombie event where I live a while back, but it wasn’t a zombie walk – it was a zombie “escape” or something along those lines. Nearly went but decided not to.

    Basically, the event is late at night (after people have gone home) and is normally held in a shopping centre or something like that, and you play survivors who have to survive against hordes (well, probably a few dozen) of zombies, provided by the event organisers. Sounded pretty fun.

    • BobinOz June 24, 2014, 7:56 pm | Link

      Are you allowed to kill the zombies like in the movies? Don’t answer that 🙂

  • lee chan June 23, 2013, 5:46 pm | Link

    Once i read it was a fundraiser, it made sense

    • BobinOz June 24, 2013, 12:21 am | Link

      Yes, it looks like a nuts idea, but at the heart of it people are raising money for important charities.

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