Ever been to a giant water fight? I’m most certainly happy to say that I have. It’s incredibly fun. During a hot summer day, getting completely soaked within 3 seconds is very refreshing. It’s even more fun when it’s with a whole group of random strangers who are there to have fun just like you. We have an annual water fight here, and it’s the third annual this time. I went on the first annual and had a blast. Pictured above is my wife. Not showing her face is 100% intentional. Sorry! 🙂
Here’s me getting more ammo. Obscured face is also intentional. Hey at least you know I wear glasses! Oh wait. You probably already knew that anyway. 🙂
The water fight takes place every year at around July 11th or whatever Saturday it is, at Stanley Park’s Lumberman’s Arch. Over 300 people are usually expected to show up. That’s a lot of water, very fast.
One thing I like is that teams are starting to form, and the teams usually show up in uniform! Very cool. People have fun for sure with interesting little props like scuba gear, or an umbrella, this year there was even someone wearing a gas mask!
And here’s a gallery of how epic the whole thing was!
Everything was totally awesome, except for the fact that I messed up my phone. I had my cellphone in my bag as I was running around. The bag soaked through, which normally wouldn’t have been a problem, except my phone was at the very bottom of the bag. It sent 4 random text messages to my friends before ceasing to function properly (buttons stopped working). Dried it out in the sun, and it works fine, but the moisture caused some of the silver to peel. A replacement housing is in order.
I was pretty sure that it would be okay, otherwise I wouldn’t have done that. I guess I under-estimated how much of a water-magnet I was. 😛
The biggest problem wasn’t the phone malfunctioning but the ugly peeling of the silver parts of my phone. I guess if it was an old plastic phone, I’d be okay with it, but mine is a pristine u708 Samsung Anycall as some of you may know.
A youtube clip of this sexy phone: