Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Walking Dead Premiere at Madison Square Garden



I was lucky enough to get a press pass to attend Friday night's "Walking Dead" extravaganza at Madison Square Garden. You can read my piece on it for the Journal here. But, I took a bunch of photos, most of which we couldn't use for the post, so I thought I'd share those here.

I will say, personally, it was a blast. It was very unusual to watch a TV show in a theater setting, with a huge high-def screen and pounding sound system. With more than 10,000 other fans cheering and screaming, it was unlike almost anything else I've ever experienced.

They really did a great job of creating the right atmosphere. They had people shambling around dressed up like zombies:



And they even trucked in the Governor's aquarium:






The concession stand was given an undead makeover:



Here's Iron E Singleton, who played T-Dogg, in the stands with some cosplaying fans before the show:



The stage was made up to look like Alexandria:




But my favorites are the pictures I took with the Bublcam that I've been testing out. Here's a picture I can't quite believe I managed to get, of myself with Walking Dead director Greg Nicotero and Elizabeth Rodriguez, Liza on Fear the Walking Dead:




We did use one of the photos in the piece, this one of The Cosplaying Dead:



And here's one more, people standing and snapping photos as the case was introduced for the panel discussion after the show:



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