Street Performance World Championship (SPWC) flash mobbed the Green Line Luas, Grafton Street and Leinster House last week to launch the festival’s Where’s Wally World Records. Yes, you read correctly Where’s Wally, that guy wearing a red and white striped top and dark rimmed glasses from the book, and there were 150 of him running around the city last Friday!
Following last year’s successful Space Hopper World Record, this June the Street Performance World Championship (SPWC) are taking on an even bigger and more ambitious world record attempt in the Where’s Wally World Records. Tens of thousands of festival goers are needed to dress as Wally in an attempt to break the record and become the largest gathering of Wallys ever!
The Where’s Wally World Record will run at the three festival locations in Cork, Portlaoise and Dublin over two weekends - on Sunday June 12 in Fitzgerald Park, Cork and The People’s Park, Portlaoise and in Merrion Square, Dublin 2 on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19.
At each world record venue, a super high resolution photograph will be taken from a crane capturing all the Wallys and creating the first ever real-life Where’s Wally picture which will be posted online for the World Record holders to find themselves in!
Beat the queues and guarantee your place in the world record attempts by pre-ordering your full Where’s Wally costume at www.spwc.ie. There will be a limited amount of Where’s Wally costumes so make sure you book early.
In addition to being involved in a brilliant world record and bringing welcome laughter to Ireland, our Wallys will also be bringing much needed assistance to orphans whose parents have died of AIDS and to abandoned children in Africa, as proceeds from the Where’s Wally costume sales will be donated to the charity Africa Aware.
Street Performance World Championship Where’s Wally World Record The People’s Park, Portlaoise, June 12.