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Boston Megaraid

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When we got to South Station, we had some time to kill.  The zombie walk was not supposed to start until 4:00, and so people got nice and bloody in the meantime.  I was just going to photograph the festivities, and so I didn’t get into the act.  No zombie makeup or blood for me.  Unfortunately, though, that also meant that I was the only clean one around, and so I ended up carrying the DC Anon flag.  However, the flag managed to get blood on it anyway, since someone had inadvertently placed it on a part of the sidewalk that had blood on it earlier.  No worries, though – we could get it out.


Purple Hair Anon pulled out her classic "Xenu Baby Mama" costume from the Ideal Org opening in DC the previous October.

Purple Hair Anon pulled out her classic “Xenu Baby Mama” costume from the Ideal Org opening in DC the previous October.


A soon-to-be zombie applies blood on her clothing.

A soon-to-be zombie applies blood on her clothing.


Outfit completed, and now properly zombified.  Outfit completed, and now properly zombified.

Outfit completed, and now properly zombified.


Zombies...  Zombies...

Zombies…


Zombie led around on a leash...

Zombie led around on a leash…

Zombie led around on a leash...


One thing this crazy group of zombies did before it was time to get going was have fun with the tour buses that passed by.  Whenever a tour bus stopped in front of South Station, the zombies “attacked” the bus, coming up to the side of it and acting like zombies.  On one occasion, the people on a tour bus all moved to the other side of the bus!  Hilarious…

The weather was starting to look a little questionable by this time, and the weather forecast of isolated thunderstorms soon began to come true.  Right as everyone was getting ready to go, the rain began.  I quickly went into my rain plan, stashing the Canon and pulling Duckie out.  It wasn’t optimal, but it would work.

And then the zombie walk began.  Due to the rain, it was easy to follow the zombies – just follow the trail of blood through the city.  I was walking with Itsonlyme, who was also carrying stuff for DC Anon.  We quickly got far behind the rest of the zombies due to the stuff we were carrying, and the fact that we were having a rough time with our shoes.  I was wearing flip flops, and Itsonlyme was wearing sandals.  I was slipping and sliding in my flip flops due to the rain, and that necessitated a slower speed.  But we managed to follow the march (from a distance) through Boston Common, the Boston Public Garden, and a few city streets.  Near Macy’s, we heard thunder, but fortunately, that would be the only thunder we would hear the whole day.


Other zombies who were a bit behind in the march, in the streets of Boston.

Other zombies who were a bit behind in the march, in the streets of Boston.


We didn’t get caught up with the rest of the group until they got to the Prudential Center, and the march held to allow everyone to catch up.  There, we also handed off our stuff, and some of the other DC Anons took care of it, since we were at that point a little annoyed about kind of being dumped with all the stuff.  Considering that the sky had cleared up by this point, I took advantage of the break to switch cameras again, putting Duckie away and pulling out the Canon.


Zombies outside the Prudential Center...  Zombies outside the Prudential Center...

Zombies outside the Prudential Center…

Zombies outside the Prudential Center...  Zombies outside the Prudential Center...  Zombies outside the Prudential Center...

Zombies outside the Prudential Center...  Zombies outside the Prudential Center...


Then the next move surprised me.  The zombie walk entered the Shops at Prudential Center and walked right through the mall!  Considering my experience with protests, I was sure that someone was going to throw this zombie group out en masse, but the zombie walk proceeded through the mall.  I found out later that it was planned, and the mall was “in” on it.  What a strange thing to see, though, with zombies in the mall…


The zombies enter the mall...

The zombies enter the mall…


Zombies in the mall...

Zombies in the mall…

Zombies in the mall...


When we got to Copley Square, Anonymous dropped out of the march.  We had logistics to discuss.  Tomorrow’s raid would take place at Boston Common, and would consist of speeches by ex-Scientologists and other festivities.


Anons in Copley Square.

Anons in Copley Square.

Anons in Copley Square.


Then DC Anon had to decide what to do with the rest of the evening.  We ended up going into the T at Copley and heading back to Quincy Adams via Park Street, and then taking the hotel shuttle back to the hotel.  After all, most of the group was still covered with fake blood, and people needed to clean up and look presentable for dinner.


Riding a Type 7 LRV, Kinki-Sharyo 3698, from Copley to Park Street.  Riding a Type 7 LRV, Kinki-Sharyo 3698, from Copley to Park Street.

Riding a Type 7 LRV, Kinki-Sharyo 3698, from Copley to Park Street.


Saying goodbye to our Green Line LRV at Park Street before transferring to the Red Line to head back to Quincy.

Saying goodbye to our Green Line LRV at Park Street before transferring to the Red Line to head back to Quincy.


Zombies, post-march, on the platform at Park Street.  Zombies, post-march, on the platform at Park Street.

Zombies, post-march, on the platform at Park Street.

Zombies, post-march, on the platform at Park Street.


After everyone showered, I got the list of nearby restaurants from the front desk, and we discussed what we wanted to do for dinner.  We ended up going for Japanese food at a place called Kagawa in Quincy.  Not a bad place.  No free refills on drinks, though.  I got pretty decent street parking about half a block from the restaurant, but HT had to search a bit more.

We had a great dinner, and that was basically the first day.  From there, we headed back to the hotel, and soon headed to bed.  Thankfully, we didn’t have to get going nearly as early on Sunday as we did on Saturday.

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