For this year’s SQLBits costume party, I went as The Stig – Top Gear’s anonymous superhero race car driver:
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I only told a few people ahead of time, and I kept the helmet on for quite a while. I walked around slowly, mimicking The Stig’s poses and movements. I had a ridiculously good time, and I kept laughing while people kept walking up to me and taking pictures. Thankfully you can’t see how hard I’m smiling or laughing:
— Rob Sewell (@sqldbawithbeard) March 6, 2015
— Oliver Engels (@oengels) March 6, 2015
I loved seeing the look of joy on Rob and Oliver’s faces, and they had no idea it was me. That’s just awesome. I loved being anonymous, and being somebody else, and still bringing joy to the party.
— Niko Corleone (@Aneek87) March 6, 2015
There were two Batmobiles at the party, and a Batman to guard ’em. Batman had a great sense of humor, and we played off each other for a few fun impromptu photo opportunities.
Eventually, after something like an hour and a half, I finally popped up the mask and revealed my real identity:
— Manohar Punna (@manuSQLGeek) March 6, 2015
That was totally addictive. I can see why people become actors or comedians.
Now hopefully I’ll figure out a way to be anonymous (and fun) next year too. For now, back to the States.