Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 1:51 p.m.
2 Live Crew are one of the headliners at this year's ZPC
Anyone who tried to set foot on the West Bank last year during Zombie Pub Crawl can tell you that the once modestly sized bar crawl has gotten a bit too big for its britches. What started as a 150-person tour of Northeast bars later moved to Washington Avenue the West Bank to accommodate its exponentially larger crowds, but even that sizable stretch of larger bars and venues couldn't contain the swelling throngs of undead revelers.
To compensate for their event's popularity, the Zombie Pub Crawl organizers are trying something a little different this year: Dueling ZPC events in both St. Paul and Minneapolis. And with stellar musical acts already booked for both cities, there's no doubt that this October 8 is going to be the biggest zombie gathering yet.
The Mears Park location in St. Paul will also be the site of a Guinness World Record attempt at 8 p.m. on October 8, and is the only all-ages location in the crawl.
ZPC maestro Taylor Carik says he expects more musical acts to be announced next week, but here's what they have confirmed so far, including Andrew WK and 2 Live Crew (!):
Zombie Pub Crawl: Minneapolis (West Bank)
THE CABOOZE BLOCK PARTY
2 LIVE CREW
THE HUCKLEBERRIES (members of Chooglin' and Ol Yeller)
THE HOOD INTERNET
THE MOON GOONS
THE RED SEA BLOCK PARTY
WHITE IRON BAND
BROWN BOTTLE FEVER
ACADIA CAFE BLOCK PARTY
RETRIBUTION GOSPEL CHOIR
FIRE IN THE NORTHERN FIRS
MUADLINDJD BY KRAMERICA INDUSTRIES
OTHER PARTICIPATING MPLS VENUES:
TRIPLE ROCK SOCIAL CLUB
CEDAR CULTURAL CENTER
THE NOMAD BLOCK PARTY
OTHER ZPC-FRIENDLY MPLS BARS:
THE CORNER BAR
TOWN HALL BREWERY
Zombie Pub Crawl: St. Paul (Lowertown)
MEARS PARK BLOCK PARTY (ALL AGES)
The HOOD INTERNET
The 4 ON THE FLOOR
KOO KOO KANGAROO
DICK AND JANE'S BIG BRASS BAND
Devin Townsend Project (with Zebulon Pike and Dethrone The Pacifist)
OTHER PARTICIPATING BARS:
TRATORRIA DA VINCI
THE GOPHER BAR
BLACK DOG CAFE
HAT TRICK LOUNGE
Advance tickets for ZPC 2011 are already on sale
, and organizers are advising partiers to buy their passes early because there's a good chance it will sell out.
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