Where's Wally? World Champions!

It's amazing the lengths that people will go to for a bit of fun.  As part of the Street Performance World Championship (SPWC) in Dublin, two attempts were made at the Where's Wally (Waldo for those in the US...) world record.  Never before had so many red-and-white striped, ski-capped people gathered in one place.  The record established at the SPWC in Cork fell on Saturday only to be trounced again a day later.  We were there to take part in the historic moment today, Sunday June 19th.  It was a ton of fun!  Costumes were available on site for 15 euro with the proceeds going to charity, Africa Aware.

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Performers like Bob At Large finished up their death defying stunts and then cleared the way for thousands of Wallys to assemble near Merrion Square.
Here are some choice photos from the event.
Everyone piled into the designated area at 6 pm.  A crane rose up at 6:30 pm to take the historic picture.  Apparently, there were almost 4,000 Wallys gathered.  To honor our achievement, an ultra-high-res photo will appear in the Irish Times tomorrow.  Apparently, the photo is so high resolution that we'll be able to pick out our individual faces in the crowd and tag them on Facebook. Very cool.
The event ended with a rendition of We Are the Champions followed by a bit of crowd surfing with Goliath, the world's smallest strongman.
My favorite sign of the day was Where's Wally Malone?
A giant beach ball made its way through the crowd.
Hats off to the organizers for pulling off this stunt, all in the name of a bit of good craic.
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