More than one hundred zombies plagued the sidewalks of Appalachian State and King Street on Friday evening. The living dead featured a few famous characters such as Billy Mays and Willie Wonka but mostly the attendees of this particular mob consisted of the usual bloody corpses groaning for brains as they lurched on down the road. Nearing the Bean Stalk coffee shop, a handful of zombies drifted inside, obviously enticed by the smell of java, while the remaining horde encountered resistance from water gun toting leader Shaun of the Dead and a handful local residents who were staged on Hippie Hill. While a few zombies were slowed by squirts of water, there were too many persistant undead for the resistance to overcome, causing Shaun to shout orders of retreat. The zombies continued their shuffle west on King St, missing obvious opportunities to dine on the brains of smiling patrons of local watering holes such as the Boone Saloon, Macado's and Murphy's Pub.
Relieved she had escaped the swarm unscathed and with her brains mostly in tact, this reporter joined friends inside the warm confines of Boone Saloon and shared a pint or two.
Happy Halloween, y'all.
And, Go APP! Beat the Furples.