Will it be the end of the world? I don’t think so. And truth be told, Bill Bleakley has created something very, very special for downtown Oklahoma City. The Ghouls Gone Wild parade started with a conversation between Burns Hargis when he was chairman of the Greater OKC Chamber and Bleakley, publisher of The Oklahoma Gazette. Hargis is up in Stillwater now, doing the presidential thing at Oklahoma State University. Bleakley has taken the parade to a status reserved for top events like Opening Night and the Spring Festival of the Arts.
In just three short years it has become a huge event, drawing crowds reported at more than 50,000, and producing memorable images like these taken by Oklahoman photographer Bryan Terry:
Others have helped make this event great as well – notably the incredibly loyal Flaming Lips (yeah, Wayne might be a bit foul mouthed and odd at times, but he’s OUR foul-mouthed oddball. And let’s face it, he’s hard not to love).
To see more shots of the parade by our award-winning photographer, visit Bryan’s blog here.