ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL OFFICIALLY BROKE THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR LARGEST GATHERING OF ZOMBIES

Record-breaking took place at Midway Stadium on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 9:00pm

This is what a Guinness World Record looks like!
This is what a Guinness World Record looks like!
  • This is what a Guinness World Record looks like!
    This is what a Guinness World Record looks like!
    This is what a Guinness World Record looks like!
    This is what a Guinness World Record looks like!
  • View from the stage at Zombie Island during the World Record Attempt.
    View from the stage at Zombie Island during the World Record Attempt.
    View from the stage at Zombie Island during the World Record Attempt.
    View from the stage at Zombie Island during the World Record Attempt.
  • 8,027 zombies scanned into Zombie Island by 9:00PM.
    8,027 zombies scanned into Zombie Island by 9:00PM.
    8,027 zombies scanned into Zombie Island by 9:00PM.
    8,027 zombies scanned into Zombie Island by 9:00PM.
  • Shit got weird.
    Shit got weird.
    Shit got weird.
    Shit got weird.
  • Brain Belt Cranium cans from August Schell Brewing Company!
    Brain Belt Cranium cans from August Schell Brewing Company!
    Brain Belt Cranium cans from August Schell Brewing Company!
    Brain Belt Cranium cans from August Schell Brewing Company!
  • ZPC Ocho
    ZPC Ocho
    ZPC Ocho
    ZPC Ocho
  • ZPC Ocho, poster by DWITT.
    ZPC Ocho, poster by DWITT.
    ZPC Ocho, poster by DWITT.
    ZPC Ocho, poster by DWITT.
News broke on November 12 at 2:23pm that the 2012 Zombie Pub Crawl set the new Guinness World Record for Largest Gathering of Zombies. Guinness stated in an email, "We are pleased to confirm that you have successfully set the new Guinness World Records title for 'Largest gathering of zombies'. Guinness World Records congratulates you on your achievement."

The 8th Annual Zombie Pub Crawl took place on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Over 30,000 zombies rose from the dead for the event, and a total of 8,027 zombies were present at Midway Stadium AKA Zombie Island for the World Record Attempt at 9:00pm. 

The previous record was held by the New Jersey Zombie Walk, which had 4,093 attendees in 2011. The Minneapolis/St. Paul Zombie Pub Crawl had over 27,000 attendees in 2011, but did not have ample evidence to submit to Guinness to earn the official title of “Largest Gathering of Zombies." This year, armed with every kind of evidence you could imagine (including hundreds of zombie blood-stained witness statements), the Zombie Pub Crawl earned its deserved title.

Other notable features of Zombie Pub Crawl 2012, (also known as, “ZPC Ocho”) included:
• Carnival Rides
• RFID Wristbands
• Social Media Kiosks
• ZPC Smartphone App
• Brain Belt Cranium Beer
• Beer Garden + Liquor Garden
• “Phil,” The World’s Largest Inflatable Zombie
• Zombie Swag - Zombie T-shirts + Posters by DWITT
• Food Trucks on Minneapolis Side + Plenty of Food at Zombie Island and Bars
• Entertainment: Performances by Riff Raff, Big Freedia, Gin Blossoms and 30 other local bands + DJs

The Zombie Pub Crawl is an event in Minneapolis/St. Paul during which thousands of people pretend to be dead and wander the streets, drinking and dancing and carousing and having the time of their lives. The Zombie Pub Crawl began with 150 zombies in Minneapolis in 2005 and has almost doubled in size every year. The Zombie Pub Crawl is the longest running event of its kind in the USA. There are many copycat events around the world, but this is the original.

For more information about Zombie Pub Crawl, please visit www.zombiepubcrawl.com.
For photography, footage and additional information on the Zombie Pub Crawl, visit www.zombiepubcrawl.com/2012/media/.

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