Oct. 27th, 2012 11:10 pm
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Next up, Thrill the World! Or rather, the unofficial version. Vancouver didn't get an official event organized this year, but another group put together an unofficial version. This year it was 'flash mob' style, aka 'everyone meets at Waterfront Station and walks to an undisclosed secret location (turned out to be Vancouver Public Library downtown) and then dances'. Unfortunately it was raining, which made the entire thing a bit less pleasant... last year it was nice and clear, albeit cold. It was warmer this year I think, but because of the rain we were all cold (and wet) by the end of it.

So yeah, 5 of us from our group ended up doing the dance - down from 14 last year, which is too bad. There were supposed to be some more, but they couldn't come. We met at Waterfront Station surrounded by zombies (300+ people RSVP'd on Facebook, but I don't think more than 100 showed up... damned rain), took photos (thank you to [personal profile] jedinic and [profile] merlin_bodhi for holding stuff and taking photos!), and applied makeup. They announced where we would do the dance, so we all shambled off (a bunch of zombies with umbrellas and rain jackets... not entirely terror inspiring). Ran into a wedding party right near the library which was hysterical - I know some zombies ended up in those wedding photos...

Got to the library (aka the outside concourse that is not undercover at all) and were told to 'die'. On the wet ground in the rain. Fun times! Had given my rainjacket to [personal profile] jedinic by this point so I could be in character... Lay there for like 5 minutes as everyone arrived and died, then finally the fog (our first cue) started. (And then the fire alarm went off in the library, LOL). Music started, thank god, so we started dancing. 30 seconds or less in, the music stopped. Grr argh. A few minutes of milling about being cold and wet, then they told us to die again. Back to the wet ground. Music started again. 10 seconds later, music cut out again. SERIOUSLY GUYS WHAT. Also the fire truck pulled up. XD XD

Cue another 5 minutes of milling around being even colder and wetter. We tried to get some spontaneous Gagnam Style dancing going, just because. Got a few people doing it. XD Everyone eventually said fuck it and started just doing Thriller without the music for about 40-60 seconds, then we gave up. Music came back on, we died AGAIN, and this time we got through the dance. Then I ran over to [personal profile] jedinic and huddled under her umbrella.

So... yeah. It was fun in some ways, really. Glad that we did it, and it was entertaining if I ignored the discomfort. Hopefully none of us will get a cold from it... poor 'Pepper' (not dressed as Pepper today, but for anonymity's sake let's stick with that name) was very cold and wet and also still pretty hungover. Two of us formed a huddle with her while we waited for the music to start for a 3rd time and I put my suit jacket over us. Helped a bit.

And then I went home and had a hot shower, put on dry clothes, heated up leftover chili, and say on my couch eating dinner and then crocheting while watching Arrested Development. It was good. :) (I watched about 1.5 seasons of it a few years ago and never actually finished it, so I started over and am marathoning through it. Am at the start of s2, coming up to episodes that I didn't watch before, yay! I forgot how brilliant and funny it is. So clever and well done. And I still love GOB and somewhat inexplicably ship him and Michael a bit. I had a brief phase when I first watched it of trying to find fic... though it's hard to mimic the style of the show in fic because it's so quirky and weird. Anyway, with season 4 finally actually happening for real in spring, I figure this is a good time to catch up and finally finish it!

Aaand that's it. One pic of me under the cut. Need to get the ones that the others took.


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