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Fri, Sep. 26th, 2008, 06:50 pm
Fursuits in unexpected places

Following on from dagbyot's hugely successful post about fursuits in unexpected places, I am doing my own.

Please watch this video and pay particular attention to what you see at the 0:50 mark. Bear in mind, this was 1983 in Australia, when furry fandom in the sense we understand it was in its infancy, so I was quite taken aback when a colleague at work pointed it out to me. (Yes, although I haven't shown off Rattus yet, my proclivities are at least well enough known for people to know that sort of thing would interest me.) I suppose somebody went to the trouble of making quite a serviceable kangaroo fursuit (except for the tail) in preparation for Australia's much hoped-for win against the Americans of the America's Cup.

My next fursuit sighting is arguably even more unexpected, but nonetheless disappointing. Singer Robbie Williams was reportedly seen walking the streets of Hollywood in a gorilla suit. I say disappointing, because I think this is further evidence Robbie's deteriorating state of mind rather than a recent discovery of furry fandom. I'm actually a big fan of Robbie Williams--Escapology was the soundtrack that ristin and I fell in love to--so I'm sorry to see an artist I respect so highly be reduced to tabloid fodder.

Fri, Sep. 26th, 2008 09:09 am (UTC)
schnee

Who knows whether the latter story is true. The article certainly takes great care to never actually make a factual claim that he did anything - it's always "Singer said to have", "has apparently been snapped", "onlookers say", "it is thought to be" and so on. Even the headline contains a quote.

Fri, Sep. 26th, 2008 09:31 am (UTC)
zelox_quo

Hah, missed that suit the few times that clip has been playing recently as it is the 75 year mark from that momentous time. Pretty much understandable however as it is a Roo, and the Roo is a symbol of Australian sporting over the globe. Pity it didn't have boxing gloves. ;p

As far as artists being tabloid fodder. With the way tabloids are now, every artist is fodder, and if it isn't the right kind of fodder they make stuff up, and phrase it in such a way to avoid any liability.

Hello there Marko by the way.