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Old 10-24-2010, 05:13 PM
 
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hahaha......see, there is life after Wynternight! Could be a "Cher" song!!


I'm coming back to visit in the Spring, make sure the city arranges a parade and event.
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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I was going to go... until it reached 7k people. A few of my friends went, but not enough to make me want to brave the masses. I stayed home and worked on my husband's costume for Nekocon.
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:43 AM
 
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Honestly, only about 2500 people showed up and there was still plenty of parking.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Still, 2500 people is a lot of people. Plus, I'm ridiculously clumsy. And now in the aftermath, turns out an acquaintance of mine was put in the hospital because his kneecap got split in half. D:
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:13 AM
 
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They had a game of zombie tag yesterday. It started out as a low key facebook game, but once the city got word of course it became news worthy. I saw some clips on the news this am, and it looked like a lot of fun. They said only about 2500 of the expected 7-10K showed up. You have your own zombie apocalypse to survive soon during your 30 days of night LOL
No, they LIMITED it to the first 1500 people. Basically this chick decided to try setting one up, to see if there was interest. Naturally it went viral. But 7500 people (mostly college age), running around Ghent, is a recipe for disaster. I told my son no way could he go - and then I found out that it was restricted to 18 and up, thank goodness. As soon it became clear that this was bigger than the girl had bargained for, she had to get the city involved, and then proceed with permits and the rest.

My BF and I drove through the area around 10, and I was happy to see that it appeared to have gone well. Definitely a good sign that there may be an annual event. Would rather see it somewhere other than Ghent though - too many ne'er-do-wells hanging around down there.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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Honestly, only about 2500 people showed up and there was still plenty of parking.
There was NO parking around 10. Anywhere.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:53 AM
 
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Strange, I simply had parked in one of the shopping center lots right across from The Boot and noticed that quite a few spaces were still vacant there and in other spots throughout the night. I guess saying "plenty" was a bit of a stretch but there still were vacant spots about.
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Old 10-25-2010, 03:11 PM
 
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No, they LIMITED it to the first 1500 people. Basically this chick decided to try setting one up, to see if there was interest. Naturally it went viral. But 7500 people (mostly college age), running around Ghent, is a recipe for disaster. I told my son no way could he go - and then I found out that it was restricted to 18 and up, thank goodness. As soon it became clear that this was bigger than the girl had bargained for, she had to get the city involved, and then proceed with permits and the rest.

My BF and I drove through the area around 10, and I was happy to see that it appeared to have gone well. Definitely a good sign that there may be an annual event. Would rather see it somewhere other than Ghent though - too many ne'er-do-wells hanging around down there.

I know they limited it to the first 1500 people. Actually I was aware of it before the media and city even knew what was going on. I was invited by a friend.I was telling people about it before the media caught hold. That being said the official count was that 2500 people showed up. There were a lot of people down there not officially in the game just enjoying the evening. Plus several people used plastic from construction sites to make their own armbands.
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