Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Sevens are here

It's that time again. Time to dress up in costume and drink as much as you possibly can. That's right -- the Sevens are here. I went to check out the street parade today, and the rugby kicks off tomorrow.

So a few of us from work, including Lisa (above), snuck out to watch the parade at lunchtime. We had a chance to see all the teams go by in their various vehicles.

It was quite an international event, with teams from Argentina, South Africa, Fiji, Samoa, Niue (I have to admit I know absolutely nothing about Niue), Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Canada, Tonga and more.

The groups from some of the island nations were more enthusiastic and musical than others. What I love about the group from Fiji (above) is the little boy wearing an All Blacks t-shirt. Maybe not the right place to wear another team's apparel, but what are you gonna do? He's too cute.

And of course England was well-represented.

And finally I was excited to see the US team roll by. I even came prepared with a little American flag to wave at my fellow countrymen.

Not sure they even noticed me, but I was happy to cheer for them. Good luck tomorrow guys!

And then came our very own New Zealand players. We're excited to take part in the Sevens again this year -- we definitely had way too much fun last time.

Thanks to Lisa for taking most of these photos.


Yer Mum said...

Wow, looked like a great time was had by all. What fun! And good for you for waving the American flag. BTW, what was that English dude singing or saying, the one who looked like Austin Powers?

HereBeDragons said...

I love the 7s! They're fabulous. I got some great pics!

Corey said...

Awesome. It's 29 degrees here and rainy/snowy. That's right, rain/snow is coming down.