This is the RIGHT way to do Prom. NOT spending over $500 for a “one time wear” dress, limos, pristine tuxedos…The Empty Bottle played host April 14 to a lively group of undead revelers. Attendees of the Zombie Prom, a benefit event for Arts of Life, wore torn tuxedos, shredded skirts and freaky face paint all in the name of charity.
“We are a community of artists, with and without disabilities, who work together to promote self-respect, independence and to create amazing art,” said Bronwyn Kelly, board president for the Arts of Life. “It’s one of the smaller ways this community of people can feel empowered.” The living dead prom goers, whose admission fees will go towards art supplies for the non-profit, got to shuffle their feet to the sounds of the Chicago-based James Brown tribute band Get Up With The Get Downs and classic rock cover band Wild Blue Angel. Both bands and the Empty Bottle donated their time and space for the charity event.
By Brian Campbell for redeyechicago.com