You’re looking at 2500+ people — assumably of legally sound mind — who chose to dress up like Smurfs and gather in the British town of Swansea to achieve the Guinness Book of World Records for “Largest Smurf Gathering.” From Wales Online:
The city of Swansea was turned blue as a group of 2,510 people, the
majority of whom were students from the local university, crammed into
the Oceana nightclub to almost double the previous record.
event was organised by UK fancy dress costume seller Jokers’ Masquerade
and was not verified until 1am as every “Smurf” had to be checked to
make sure no natural skin was showing.
The record was
previously held by the town of Castleblayney in County Monaghan,
Ireland, which recorded 1,253 Smurfs gathered in the high street last
Rebecca Oatley, of Jokers’ Masquerade, said: “Smurf Guinness World Record holder has become an illustrious title.
“There have been five attempts over the last 18 months, with Swansea trumping Castleblayney’s 1,253 Smurfs recorded last year.”
You know what these towns obviously need? Heroin dealers. Yes, those Trainspotting kids may have hallucinated dead babies crawling up the walls and shit their pants on occasion, but they still had enough dignity to not dress like a smurf and go out in public.
Roger, a 20-year-old English Literature student, said preparations to
break the world record had been going on for some time. …
“It was a really surreal experience because everywhere you looked there was a sea of white hats and blue faces.
“It was quite scary actually.”
I believe you, Jess. Can you imagine popping out for a quick drink, walking into a nightclub, and seeing 2500 people dressed as smurfs staring at you? That’s an easy way to smurf your pants. Oatley says she plans to hold more mass costume events including Daleks and superheroes, so I guess the smurf’s on me, since I’ll obviously be covering this insanity. Just fucking smurf-tastic. (Via Geekologie)