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Opinion – Take San Francisco’s predilection for nudity, add Christmas, and you have an attempt on behalf of the Bay Area to set the world record for the largest gathering of naked Santas ever recorded.
The world record attempt, which will be fully documented for posterity by the good people at Guinness, comes as part of San Francisco’s tenth annual Santacon party on Dec. 10th.
Starting in San Francisco in the mid-1990s, “Santacon is an annual celebration of Santa Clause wherein hundreds of revelers dress up like Kris Kringle and commit wanton acts of intoxicated debauchery in bars and on street corners across the city.”
That means if you have ever wandered by a bar in December and pondered why two grown men dressed as Santa Claus were engaged in a fistfight, Santacon was almost undoubtedly to blame.
Santacon has become a global phenomenon, with events taking place from Beijing to Belfast.
According to the group’s Facebook page, an official location will be announced on Dec. 9th, and all holiday-themed nudity enthusiasts are encourage to participate if they can obey the following rules:
You have to be naked, but CAN and SHOULD be at least wearing a Santa hat. Boots/boot covers and gloves are also OK. Otherwise, it’s the Full Monty or nuthin’
No Elves, No Reindeer, etc. San Francisco LOVES all Santacon revelers, but Guinness will be strict about the “Santa” requirement.
You’ll have to sign some paperwork with your name, address and email and an OK to take your photo, that’s part of the Guinness rules too. For those worrying about breaking the law, public nudity is legal in San Francisco as long as it’s not of an explicitly sexual nature.
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