Halloween Hinjinks: The Walking Dead and Music Playlist
Halloween weekend was chock full of hijinks – and the topper of the weekend was The Walking Dead television premier at the Baghdad Theatre in Portland, Oregon. 600+ Zombie fans crammed into the ornate location for a costume contest, raffle and unveiling of the episode. This is the first time I’ve watched television with hundreds of people, so it was actually quite thrilling to listen to the roar of chatter during the commercials. We were warned about talking during the episode, so when the show started – the theater became quiet enough that you could hear the rustling of people in the first few bottom rows from the upper levels of the balcony.
The costumes were pretty fantastic. We missed getting pictures of Chairface (The Tick) but there were dozens of other people who really dressed for the occasion.
Check out the pictures we snapped here, as well as some from our Halloween party:
Another highlight of the weekend was getting to air out the massive playlist of Halloween-y songs I’d been preparing all throughout October. It ended up being about six hours long (three hours of ambient, three hours of dance).
The Top 20 Tracks from each are listed here.
AMBIENT HALLOWEEN TUNES
– The opening vocals are actually ripped from Romero’s Day of the Dead
– This song is featured in the best Zombie film intro sequence EVER
– The lead singer “baas” like a sheep towards the end of the song.
4. Zombie – The Cranberries
5. Gold Dust Woman – Fleetwood Mac
6. Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
7. Psycho Killer – The Talking Heads
8. Little Ghost – The White Stripes
9. Bad Things – Jace Everett
10. Full Moon – The Black Ghosts
11. Sympathy for the Devil – The Rolling Stones
12. Evil (Is Going On) – Howlin’ Wolf
– Another fantastic Zombie film intro sequence.
14. Panic – The Puppini Sisters
15. Bad Blood – Beck
16. Chop and Change – The Black Keys
17. The Beginning is the End is the Beginning – The Smashing Pumpkins
18. Ghost Town – The Specials
19. The Killing Moon – Echo and The Bunnymen
20. Eyes on Fire – Blue Foundation
HALLOWEEN DANCE TRACKS
1. Skeletons – Lifesavas
2. Creator – Santogold
3. Here I Come – The Roots
4. Black Math – The White Stripes
5. Heads Will Roll – The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
6. Closet Freak – Cee-Lo
7. 5 Million Ways to Kill a CEO – The Coup
8. Outta Your Mind – Lil Jon & LMFAO
9. ATLiens – Outkast
10. Get Ur Freak On – Missy Elliot
11. Thriller – Michael Jackson
12. Magic Man – Heart
13. Chop Me Up – Justin Timberlake
14. Sex on Fire – Kings of Leion
15. Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
16. Maneater – Nelly Furtado
– Owes it’s place in this listing to an amazing dance scene from Shaun of the Dead.
18. Hangin’ Tree – Queens of the Stone Age
19. Bird Flu – M.I.A.
20. Machete – Moby
These songs also make great purely instrumental ambient tracks.
I’m officially done with Halloween 2010. Hope you all had a great weekend. Now to start planning next year! 🙂