Every onesie imaginable.
I was recently lucky enough to experience the first ever Dicksmith Auckland Nines, a two day NRL tournament involving 31 games, 16 clubs and 256 players. The atmosphere was amazing, helped in large part by fact that the event is like a huge costume party. You get as much entertainment from the crowd as you do from what’s happening on the field! The stadium’s pedestrian thoroughfare becomes a buzzing cacophony of ninjas, cartoon characters, animals and home-made inventions. Witness the awesome.
We found Wally.
There is something not right with those babies…
Do you remember those bizarre Libra Invisible Tampon ads…? This one? That’s what these guys are. And yes, they made the noises. Schwing!
Roving bands of muscle boys may be found. The body becomes the costume.
Muscle boys run into the tampon guys. Hilarity ensues.
Wigs and dresses. Where the hell am I?
Then this happened.
I uh… hm.
Pants of awesome.
Some people just go beyond the call.
If you’re not sure what to wear, I suggest a bow tie.
There was a lot of cross dressing.
This guy just scared me. He did not react to being photographed.
The stadium – Eden Park – is surrounded by suburban homes literally next door. The walk home is surreal…
…A LOT of cross dressing.
Criminals and schoolgirls dance to a busker. How can you not smile?!
Is that beer making a call?
Did I mention the cross dressing…?
The train ride home.
Well, that was the Auckland Nines. I miss it already. There may have been some football that happened as well at some point.
Catch you up cuz!