Dispatches From The World's Most Misunderstood City
Zombies by the thousands took to the streets of Tijuana last Saturday as part of the city’s first ever Zombie Walk Tijuana. The event’s organizers were hoping to attract 300 participants. To their surprise, 4,000 zombies of every age came out to participate, braving a citywide weekend water outage to apply makeup they weren’t going to be able to easily get off. The zombies, and a small contingent of zombie killers, wound their way through Tijuana’s Zona Rio district on an hour long march to the Palacio Municipal Antiguo downtown, where they mingled with hundreds of onlookers at an impromptu street party for the walking dead.
Tijuana’s gay pride celebrations turned 16 Saturday. The event has grown since its historic inception in 1995, when less 100 than brave souls partook in the festivities. This year’s parade feature a thousand participants, and wound its way through downtown, culminating at Plaza Santa Ceclia, Tijuana’s ‘gayborhood’ and the epicenter of the city’s gay nightlife.