It’s a costume charity walk. It’s a carnival. It’s a concert. It’s
the largest Boston festival in October. Over 10,000 people will see and
be seen on Boston City Hall Plaza to benefit the Samaritans. Last year,
the Samaritans took 100,000 local hotline calls to prevent suicide.
Everyone is welcome to the free festival, with vendors, food, costume
competitions, and $18,000 in prizes. Although the event starts with a
daytime kids parade, when the sun sets, it switches into a adult charity
walk and roaring party, with live music by “Lifted”, “Jaggery”, “Casey
Desmond”, and “Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys”. According to
the Boston Globe, “Really, any fan of the Velvet Underground, the
Dresden Dolls, or those haunted merry-go-rounds that turn up in horror
movies shouldn’t miss Walter and the Toys, who elegantly merge the
essence of all three.”
Thrill the World will also come and lead the audience in a
record-breaking dance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller that will be
synchronized with groups around the world.
Registered walkers also get free access to a Halloween carnival, with
2 mechanical bulls, “human bowling”, facepainting for kids and adults,
temp tattoos, a giant slide,3 inflatable obstacle courses, a velcro
wall, a free professional photo and video clip, and much more. But those
who just show up can register on the spot for the carnival with a gift
to the Samaritans (FREE to walkers, or $20 child/student, $30 adult
The 2009 Boston Monster March is Sunday, October 25, 2009, from
12-10pm, on Boston City Hall Plaza. See www.MonsterMarch.org and click
“Press” for quick press facts and photos. The Samaritans are at
www.samaritanshope.org and the event is sponsored by
WeirdBostonEvents.org, the National Haunters Convention, Apr 29-May 2,
2010, and Radio 92.9.
For press enquiries, contact Johnny Monsarrat, Wheel Questions, 617-899-7794, firstname.lastname@example.org.