Philly Zombie Prom Kickstarts Halloween Season

The near-decade-old Philly Zombie Prom kicked off the 2014 Halloween season with a rambunctious, ghoulish bang on Saturday at the Trocadero Theatre.  All manner of rotting denizens came out to play, in various states of decay in hopes of snagging the coveted Zombie Prom Queen and King titles, and to look awesomely horrific while shuffling and dancing to tunes.

Amid all the festivities as Brain Juice and hard cider floated amongst zombie citizens, Philly bands Live On Not Evil and The Young Werewolves, as well as local DJs Mighty Mike Saga, Kiltboy and Dave Ghoul played to the dancing undead excitedly and triumphantly, featuring energetic and crowd-pleasing songs.

Live On Not Evil perform at the 2014 Philly Zombie Prom at the Trocadero Theatre

Live On Not Evil opened the Prom with a brilliant performance that was simply mesmerizing.  As lead singer/guitarist Rob Windfelder came forward wearing a beautiful black wedding dress and voluminous veil (that this writer would very much like to borrow!), he took on the character of a mourning bride while throwing bouquets of roses to the excited crowd and launching into tracks from their latest album When Everything Goes Down.  This performance was certainly surprising, as it showcased the band’s true talent and energetic stage presence, a much better representation of their talent than a recording alone.

The Young Werewolves perform at 2014 Philly Zombie Prom

The Young Werewolves perform at 2014 Philly Zombie Prom

The Young Werewolves followed up with an equally brilliant and energetic performance.  Lead singer Shewolf Dana Kain commanded the crowds’ attention with the practiced stance of a true professional.  Her no-nonsense, rocker gaze was unflinching as she rocked and rolled her trusty bass and barked greetings to the bloodthirsty crowd, knocking her bandmates out of the water with her mere presence.  Moreover, the set was filled with the great energy, blood, guts, and Psychobilly chord progression you come to expect from this great band.

Some more treats included the announcement by the Prom’s host extraordinaire, Robert Drake of wxpn, of the upcoming Philadelphia Monster Ball on Valentine’s Day February 14, 2015, which was met with even more enthusiasm as a call for “BRAINS!” from the undead crowd.

Announcements and loose brains aside, the 2014 Philly Zombie Prom was the best night for which anyone could have asked and the quintessential kickstart to this years’ Halloween season!  Be sure to check out The Young Werewolves and Live Not On Evil as your soundtrack to the trick-or-treating season!

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