Rugby Sevens, Rugby Fashions
My lil lamb – we call her Kimbo…
Tickets to the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens sold out within 5 minutes. I naively found this out when I went to look up ticket prices, a couple of days after they went on sale. Not to worry- the Sevens isn’t all about the sport, it is however, very much about the beer and fashion.
Hong Kongers take pride in their costumes. When I talk about fashion and outfits in a rugby context, I don’t mean the conventional preppy rugby jersey and jeans look. Hong Kongers, and visitors to HK, spend weeks, if not months, planning their costumes and matching them with their friends. They tend to wear the same outfit for the whole 3 day series – from early morning through to.. well, I guess early morning 😛 You can see sheep, gladiators, super women and men, cowboys and sailors, hippies in colorful wigs roaming the streets, on the MTR, in the supermarket… These fabulous costumed people take over the city.
At the end of each game day, the crowds head to LKF and Wan Chai. LKF is barricaded and beer stalls are set up on the street. The ‘normal people’ [this includes me and the rest of HK that failed to get tickets] and the sheep, gladiators, sailors, smurfs etc all integrate! It becomes one wild costume party!
I will not be so naive to miss out on tickets next year. I love costumes, the Sevens provides an excellent excuse to dress up. Oh, and might I add – the rugby itself is somewhat interesting too – C’mon Aussies!
[The Sevens was held a couple weeks back… some of my friends are still getting over the aftershock of the 3 day binge… Hence, the late write up – needed to seek approval from the sober kids for the uploading of the following pictures]
Life savers? You can save me anytime 😉
WW – you are fabulous!
My lil gladiator