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July 16, 2010 at 5:10 am #595571
OK, so it’s not in WS and the traffic is expected to be hectic this weekend – but… you still have time to register.
I’m going, and I have extra room in my car if you would like to go too. They have 600+ as of Thursday but are still looking for more!
Just imagine that many red heads in one spot – kind of a scary thought in itself.
Redheads and More Redheads Day
the largest gathering of NATURAL redheads
A Guinness World Records ™ EVENT
all natural redheads MUST PRE-REGISTER prior to the event at
Saturday, July 17th at 2:00 p.m. (gate opens)
Official Redhead Moment (10 minutes) and Group Photo 3:00 p.m.
Skyline High School Stadium, 1122 228th Ave. S.E., in Sammamish, WA (rain or shine)July 16, 2010 at 5:49 am #699228
Wow, this is awesome. Too bad my ginger husband will be busy at that time. Do you think the large congregation of soulessness will cause spontaneous implosion with a resulting worm hole? Man, I’m going to be in so much trouble if the husband sees this.July 16, 2010 at 3:43 pm #699229
I kind of want to go and see all the gingers, it’ll be like being around my family back home.July 17, 2010 at 4:03 am #699230
Kevin (aka King Carrot),
You are a credit to your hair color, man. I know you will do West Seattle proud.
Please post photos.
–DavidJuly 17, 2010 at 2:37 pm #699231
Yes Please post pix!!! I am going to be at work today but I would have loved to have gone! Hope you have a great time!July 17, 2010 at 3:21 pm #699232
do you still count as a redhed when the red fades into nothingness?
doesn’t matter.. too much on the agenda today :(July 18, 2010 at 6:13 am #699233
The following is my account of “Redheads and More Redheads Day” in Sammamish Washington on Saturday July 17th, 2010.
The event was scheduled to start at 2:00 PM, and a lot of folks including myself decided to arrive early as there so were MANY events happening this weekend and traffic was expected to be difficult. The event was held at the Skyway High School sports stadium.
The event photographers were busy taking last minute head shots of those folks who did not get registered in time on the online web site. By 2:00 there was a long line that extended well past the entrance to the stadium and almost all the way out to the main entrance to the school grounds. The event organizer, Anne Lindsay, of Anne Lindsay Photography was attempting to set a Guinness record for the largest number of natural redheads gathered together in one place.
Earlier in the week prior to the event she had 610 redheads signed up, and the actual count including the last minute registrants came to just over 900! Guinness only required 250 for a record.
There were so many redheads that it took almost a full hour for all the attendees to show their tickets and file into the stadium. The redheads all sat on the field, while the “other” ordinary folks were allowed to sit in the bleachers.
A mobile DJ played music as the stadium filled, and we were told later that all of the songs played were performed by – yep, you guessed it – REDHEADS!
The mayor of Sammamish proclaimed the date to be the new annual “Redhead Day” in Sammamish. There was a guest appearance by former KING 5 Evening Magazine host John Curley.
The real surprise visit was from Santa Claus, with a genuine long flowing white beard who claimed that he too, used to be a redhead years and years ago. Santa went on to explain that he normally vacations this time of the year and also checks out what are the hot items on this years children’s Christmas lists. Asked why he does not need to be there at the North Pole to supervise the elves, he replied that “they have been doing this for SO long that they all know the drill” – and besides said Santa, “I do not believe in micro management.”
The official pictures were planned for 3:00 PM but the actual time turned out to be around 3:30 PM It was quite a scene as everyone waited for the official picture. Redheads taking pictures of each other, comparing redhead notes, and meeting new friends. Redheads sharing their sunscreen with redheads who forgot theirs. One woman came all the way from California on the train.
I met some folks from Portland, and even eastern Washington. One couple I met came from Centralia – both are redheads, and have been going together for about a year. I asked them how that is working out? Do they ever have any really bad fights? They replied NO, but the young man did mention that he is into GUNS, but was quick to add that she is a better shot :) There was even one person who was originally from Ireland.
This author used about a 1/4 bottle of Bull Frog SPF 50 sunscreen, which is great stuff and provided complete protection for the almost 4 hours spent in the SUN. A RARE activity for this individual :) Same individual did manage to forget his sunglasses and ball cap. An extra white t-shirt came in quite handy to use as a makeshift hood.
Another interesting observation was the number of umbrellas in use. In Seattle, you are immediately identified as a “tourist” if you use an umbrella in the rain. Here it was in the middle of summer, on a clear day and the number of umbrellas in use was amazing.
All told, it was great REDHEAD day! And it was so much fun to be among SO many other redheads all gathered in one place. My pictures do not do the event the justice it deserves – but you get the basic idea.
Kevin’s pictures can be viewed at:
Official web site: http:www.redheadsandmoreredheads.com
If you missed the event, they hope to do it again next year.
KevinJuly 18, 2010 at 11:53 pm #699234
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