On October 23, 2016, one of the most anticipated premieres aired on AMC-- the season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead. 

Fans gathered at our watch party at The Boot Grill in Loveland to see just who Negan, the villian introduced to audience members at the end of season 6, would kill with his beloved barbed-wire bat, Lucille.


Before the death was revealed in the show (and it took them two commercial breaks to do it, so we drank our zombie-themed drinks in anxiety-ridden silence), we had fans enter a raffle to try and guess who would meet the end of Negan's bat by placing their vote into a bucket with the character's face on it.

Madison Scruggs, TSM

Whoever placed their tickets in Abraham's bucket (the first one in the photo above) were entered to win, because the character was killed off first to everyone's dismay.

Just when the audience thought it was over, Negan killed fan-favorite Glenn in a surprise twist, just after he was allowed to let a single, romantic line escape his lips:

"Maggie, I'll find you!"

It was an amazing, if not violent, premiere, and we thank everyone for coming out and enjoying the mayhem with us.

Check out all the awesome photos from the event below, including the winners of our zombie costume contest.