Saturday, April 26, 2008

Rolling and Staggering Towards a New Memphis

Skaters leaving Fairgrounds after Skatepark Demo
We had the Skatepark Demo at the Fairgrounds on Thursday.

No one in my family is a skater -- yet -- but I still wanted to see it. When I saw all the cars outside the Youth Building, I assumed something else was going on. When I saw the people riding bikes and carrying skateboards, I knew something really exciting was going on. The turnout was incredible!

Here's a very short video of my experience before the batteries in my digital camera ran out.

Luckily amiev was also there, capturing the energy, enthusiasm and capacity of the turnout.

And Aaron, the mastermind of the event and of Skatelife Memphis, has done a post-vitam of the event. Note to activists: use Myspace.

The next day, the Memphis Zombies walked again. And there was no sophomore slump. The Zombie horde was at least equal to last year's, and their audience was significantly larger, imho.

Here's some recaps.

Here's Paul Ryburn's video chronicle of the passing Zombie throng.

Here's a couple of apprentice zombies.

Memphis Zombie Walk
And I heard a great piece of heckling from a Beale Street bouncer:

Look! It's a zombie Gerry Cooney!

Labels: , , , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home