NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—While most attendees at the Conservative Political Action conference dined in the main ballroom here at the Gaylord Resort Friday night, the undead of the conservative movement gathered in droves down the hall.
The 60 Plus Association, a conservative advocacy group for senior citizens, hosted a zombie-themed party that brought in professional makeup artists who created a horde of CPAC's very own "Obama zombies" (aka college students in search of free booze).
"First they come for your brains..." read the sign that directed those who decided they would rather paint their faces and wander around a conference center than listen to another conservative speech. "Then they come for your ballots!"
Zombies holding glasses full of scotch and bourbon traipsed the darkened ballroom. A woman with a fake human brain in her hand posed for pictures with newcomers, which were immediately posted on Facebook.
While a deejay blasted tunes near a dance floor, makeup artists perfected new zombies in the corner. Near the bar, zombie CPAC'ers grooved in front of a television screen to a Dance Dance Revolution-style game in exchange for free drink tickets.
Don't judge: After two straight days of speeches and panels on the future of the Republican Party, you'd do it too.