Photos: Cork beats the Guinness World Record for Where’s Wallys at the SPWC
Well done people in Cork! You broke a Guinness World Record.
Delighted to report that the 2,563 people who came to Fitzgerald Park in Cork today for the Street Performance World Championship officially succeeded in beating the Guinness World Record.
Here are some of the official photos:
Last year’s Street Performance World Championship winner, Jack Wise, comedian and sword swallower, Jack Wise led the crowd in singing, swaying and, well, making Wallys of themselves.
A high resolution photograph was taken from a crane capturing all of the Wallys and creating the first ever real-life Where’s Wally picture. This picture will then be posted online for Wally World Record holders to find and tag themselves in.
Has anyone seen Wally?
That’s a lot of Wallys. As you may have read here, the previous Guinness World Record was held by Rutgers University (USA) at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, on 2 April 2009 with 1,052 people.
Cork beat that today by 1,511!
Lots of people – and animals – showed up in the
Cork Wally colours to help break the record. Lots of young people did too!
In addition to being involved in a brilliant world record and bringing welcome laughter to Ireland, these Wallys will also be bringing much needed assistance to orphans whose parents have died of AIDS and to abandoned children in Africa, as a portion of the proceeds from the Where’s Wally costume sales will be donated to the charity Africa Aware.
Well done – let’s see how Dublin does next weekend!
The official record attempt(s) will be taking place at 6.30pm on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19.
In the meantime, a video from Cork via Neal Shirran:
(FYI: We’re volunteering with the Street Performance World Championship and their PR teams, as we have done for four years. I help them online. Just to be clear why I’m featuring this story)