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In Photos: Where's Waldo

Posted by Tim / November 8, 2008

Where's WaldoThe Eaton Centre was the backdrop today for a massive game of Where's Waldo. Organized by Improv in Toronto, the hunt for the guy in the red and white striped shirt started at 2pm this afternoon and drew more than 900 participants - short of the 2,000+ that signed up on Facebook but still an impressive number.

Judging by the comments on the Facebook event page, most people had a good time, although the game was short, with Waldo being tracked down a bit quicker than expected. Other than that, the only beef seemed to be the whole corporate angle. As one commenter posted:

My biggest problem with this event was that it turned out to be just a huge corporate plug. While it was fun, it seemed like the end goal was just to get people in to Chapters and Starbucks to buy overpriced coffee and hopefully pick up a Waldo book or other novel.

Oh, well. Gotta pay for the event somehow. More photos:

All photos by jentakespictures on Flickr

Discussion

6 Comments

Corina / November 9, 2008 at 10:00 am
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Weird, some people I know went and had trouble finding any game what so ever. .. maybe they're just no good at 'where's waldo?' :)
Haley / November 9, 2008 at 12:52 pm
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I was one of the Waldo look-a-likes and just wanted to point out that Starbucks and Indigo were not part of this at all. It was organized and pulled off by volunteers from Improv Toronto. Also that comment is pretty silly since the game was in a mall. How were we supposed to avoid using any of the stores?

Everyone who came by to me and had to fake swim and bunny hop around the food court had a great time and I hope they organize another hunt in the future.
Jen / November 9, 2008 at 01:40 pm
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Hey, thanks for posting my photos :)
Zuzu / November 9, 2008 at 06:10 pm
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So where was Waldo?
Joe Howell / November 9, 2008 at 10:27 pm
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Awesome shots. I stupidly forgot about this, but at least I can experience it vicariously. Reminds me of this classic video by The Imponderables:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt3NfymWlss
Francis / November 10, 2008 at 08:44 am
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This looks like it was a lot of fun!

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