Fog drifted through the air inside a dark tent on the Thrillway of the Kentucky State Fair Saturday night as fairgoers milled around it, exploring carnival rides and rows of funnel cake vendors. The tent was mostly deserted, but suddenly, around 9:00 P.M., loud music began blaring. As bystanders looked on in surprise, a horde of dancers dressed as zombies suddenly leaped into a clearing, shuffling and stomping their feet as the sound of My Morning Jacket’s “Highly Suspicious” filled the air.
About a hundred dancers had been expected to fill positions, but only about twenty signed on. “I think if there were more people added to the group we would not all have fit into the tent, so I think we had a perfect number,” Fromme said.
Prior to the flash mob, several other zombie-related games and activities took place in the YAP tent to accompany the book release.
“Before the show, I was just hoping that we would all remember the steps to the dance because it had been two weeks since the last group rehersal,” said Tabitha Boes (12). “I think the performance went well and I’m glad to have done it. I give props to the fellow dancers I met along the way,” she said.
“The Pretty Dead” is available here for around $12.