Have you ever marvelled at the sheer partying power of a group of drunken bridesmaids? Now you can join those elite ranks without all the expense and bother of a wedding.
Funkless.com presents the fourth incarnation of Bridesmaidmania this Saturday, May 5. Billed as “the city’s weirdest and most entertaining pub crawl,” Bridesmaidmania IV participants (both male and female) will deck out in frilly, tacky, thrift-store bridesmaid dresses and descend upon a myriad of secret locations around the city. This year’s Bridesmaidmania is extra special due to the fact that Funkless.com’s venerable party host Cynthia Gould is going to be a bride herself next month.
The Bridesmaidsmania phenomenon started as an off-handed comment Cynthia made to a friend and ballooned into an annual event. “The first Bridesmaidmania was a total gamble,” Cynthia confides. “What if nobody showed up? What if nobody had a good time? Half an hour into it, we looked around at the giggling ladies and ‘ladies’ and knew we were on to something fantastic.”
Dinner, dancing, sipping drinks with little umbrellas in them, and travelling with one of the freakiest packs of party-goers you’ll ever see are just a few of the events planned for this monumental evening.
And how do people react to having their favourite watering holes invaded by a band of drunken bridesmaids?
“Strangers are afraid of strange things, but who can be threatened by a gaggle of people in pastel dresses?” Cynthia says. “People honk, wave, take pictures with their cell phones, and accept our offers of candy. If you haven’t given candy to strangers while dressed like a doofus, you really need to get out more and live it up!”
In order to participate in this event, you have to sign up in advance on the super-secret email list (it’s [email protected]. Shh!). On Thursday, directions to the staging area will be revealed.
As with all Funkless.com events, Bridesmaidmania IV is fragrance-free.
Photo by Brian Tao of luxography.ca