Monday, August 15, 2005

Breaking the Toga Record Part 2

Port party sets toga world record

By Don Fraser Local News - Monday, August 15, 2005 @ 01:00

A historic port town — divided in recent months by a proposed tower development — had reason to celebrate as one on Sunday. The night before, Port Dalhousie had transformed into a giant fraternity party. At least 3,000 people and assorted pets donned togas, wreaths and eye-popping accessories to create what organizers say was the world’s largest toga party. Togas and the cries of “toga, toga, toga” dominated the dozen bars and restaurants that participated in the much-hyped attempt at a Guinness world record. Togas were so much the rule, that to be dressed in boring civilian clothes risked ridicule. “Tonight, it’s sort of like ‘Go toga or go home,’ ” said Chris Course, 20, of Fonthill. Course was standing with a group of friends at the foot of Hogan’s Alley; none were wearing the ancient Greek garb. “Boy, do I feel really out of place,” said Course, tapping his foot. “We’ve been just criticized for not wearing them,” Milica Petkovic added in a grumbling tone.



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