You didn't think I could leave the Olympics entirely without a comment on the fashions of the fans, did you? While there were more hockey fans with interesting clothing than in the other sports, I believe that is because they have more experience. How's this for a visual?
I have always wanted to be a redhead, but think that the Afro has been done before - and better - so perhaps these fellows would have benefited from a bit of styling.
One would think that anyone who planned a trip to Vancouver in February would plan on weather-appropriate attire. Clearly the folks at the Olympics had thought about it, but who wants to wear a poncho that was purchased at 1,000 for $2.00?
I very much like this hat. Can't really tell if it suits his face shape or not, since it appears to be a bit large and sits a bit too low, but it was a good choice for a sunny day in the Pacific Northwest.
Better hair than the 'fros above. The long straight look is also a bit yesterday, but I like the shade a lot. The white version makes him look old and would be improved with some "dark lights". Do you find that term as odd as I do? But it's what my hairdresser says...
I particularly like the glasses, altho am not sure that they actually saw anything.
More glasses, and I like these better. The horizontal "lines" certainly allow her to see, and I like the red in the center - over the nose.
This guy has done it all - great glasses (beware! Sallie Jessie Raphael may come after those) and good hair - not as big as the first fro, so more now, instead of "then". He is also wearing THE fashion accessory of the games - the maple leaf mittens. Apparently these sold out almost immediately and are in much demand. If you come by a pair, let me know...
Canadian fans were not alone in their fervor. When I see this face I keep wondering, "doesn't it itch?" And if one scratches it... how does one not mix the colors. I have visions of a pink face on one side and purple on the other. You gotta give him points for this.
And without a doubt, the best "outfit" of all. I think a little waxing would have improved the overall effect, but have you ever seen plumber pants in the front? And, I wonder why it's blue and green and not red and white? I keep hoping his mother doesn't see this photo, but he does win the "Most Impressive Fan Fashion" award.
And, that's the final word on the 2010 Olympics.
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