Approximately 2,500 people gathered in the town of Swansea to break the Guinness World Record for “Largest Smurf Gathering.”
The city of Swansea was turned blue as a group of 2,510 people, the majority of whom were students from the local university, crammed into the Oceana nightclub to almost double the previous record.
The event was organised by UK fancy dress costume seller Jokers’ Masquerade and was not verified until 1am as every “Smurf” had to be checked to make sure no natural skin was showing.
The record was previously held by the town of Castleblayney in County Monaghan, Ireland, which recorded 1,253 Smurfs gathered in the high street last year.
Rebecca Oatley, of Jokers’ Masquerade, said: “Smurf Guinness World Record holder has become an illustrious title.
“There have been five attempts over the last 18 months, with Swansea trumping Castleblayney’s 1,253 Smurfs recorded last year.”
Could you imagine not being apart of this record breaking attempt. You get dressed up with your mates, have a few drinks at your flat and go out on the town. “Hey Bob, why don’t we go over to the Oceana? Probably lots of single ladies there.” And then you stumble upon more than 2,000 people dressed up like a Smurf. The cartoon was scary enough.
Jess Roger, a 20-year-old English Literature student, said preparations to break the world record had been going on for some time. …
“It was a really surreal experience because everywhere you looked there was a sea of white hats and blue faces.
“It was quite scary actually.”