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The Twin Cities is gearing up for its eighth annual Zombie Pub Crawl Saturday. What used to be a small crowd of about 100 bar hopping on the West Bank has exploded into a massive event spread between Minneapolis and St. Paul. Organizers estimated about 30,000 participants last year.
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The Twin Cities is gearing up for its eighth annual Zombie Pub Crawl Saturday.

What used to be a small crowd of about 100 bar hopping on the West Bank has exploded into a massive event spread between Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Pioneer Press reports. Organizers estimated about 30,000 participants last year.

The bloody event takes about a year to put together by a group of five organizers. New this year, is a limited-edition canned beer created by Schell's Brewing called "Brain Belt Cranium," the newspaper says.

Participating bars are preparing to make a killing. Russom Solomon, owner of The Red Sea Bar and Restaurant on Cedar Ave tells Twin Cities Business the night of the Zombie Pub Crawl is their best night of the year, making 10 times more than a normal Saturday night.

The event will set out to break a Guinness World Record for the "Largest Gathering of Zombies" at Midway Stadium. The record is currently held by the New Jersey Zombie Walk that had 15,000 attendees in 2012. With 30,000 to 40,000 people expected this weekend, a new record should be no problem.

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