Valerie Fortney at the Calgary Herald gives her opinion on the record-breaking number of streakers at the Labour Day football match:
Rather than feeling aghast when I heard the blow-by-blow account of the various streakers, I at first laughed. Then, I let out a big yawn.
That’s because while these brave young things prancing on the field may believe they’re doing something daring, perhaps revolutionary and definitely 21st century, it couldn’t be further from the truth. Streaking, the bastion of mostly young males fired up on liquid courage, is so last century — early 1970s, to be precise.
She then gives a brief history of streaking.
Is it all so very out-of-date? Maybe. But then again, it’s still funny. People still laugh. A naked person in that situation doesn’t cease to look ridiculous just because it first happened in the 1970s. And people will still get drunk at sporting events and think it’s a good idea at the time.
That’s why there’ll be streakers popping up here and there for a long time to come, I suspect.