I have few words for what this week’s edition of aUKward Fan Photos has delivered. I’m not sure there are words to describe a UK fan who, on a dare while at the 2010 SEC Tournament in Nashville, got his belly button pierced and wore a Hooters waitress outfit around downtown Nashville.
If you aren’t ready for the most ridiculous pictures we’ve had yet, DO NOT continue.
I’ll let Kyle attempt to explain the SEC journey of his friend, Chris Wilson.
Kyle: “Let me introduce you to one of my good friends, Chris Wilson. In college he was compared to Bluto from Animal House and lived up to the part well. We have a group of friends that have watched all UK games together since 1998. In the fraternity house during this time, we had a room named “CoRuppt Arena.” Enough said. Through the years, no matter where we moved around our college town, we all watched every UK game together. Although some of us graduated, and most have gone seperate ways, we still get together multiple times to watch games together every season. Like most fans, we got tired at the end of the Tubby years, and survived the Gillispie years. So needless to say we were very excited for Coach Cal and the 2009-2010 season. After the great regular season, we all decided to spend what little money our young careers could afford, and made the trip from the western part of the state to Nashville for the SEC tournament. After meeting up in Nashville, we had a GREAT time, and celebrated every night. On Friday night, Wilson took it to a new level. First, for $50 and someone paying $25 for it to be done, Wilson got his belly button pierced and agreed to a gentleman’s bet to keep it in for one week.
After a long day downtown and a late snack at Hooter’s, Wilson (one to never back down from a bet) took the dare to wear a Hooter’s outfit for the rest of the night in downtown Nashville for $50 as long as one of our friends payed for the outfit.
Many people probably remember this terrible scene from that night. In the picture below, if you look close, you will see Rupp Dancing Guy in the background alongside two of Nashville’s finest bicycle police officers.
And here he is with Dancing Guy.
The funniest part was walking to the game the next day, seeing a guy and girl that Wilson did not know. They proceeded to tell him they remembered him from the previous night, and they had posted a video on Youtube of him doing the John Wall dance. As a side note, Wilson has become a productive member of society and is now a great husband and father.
I’ve got a few things to say:
1.) Are we sure his belly button isn’t infected? I know this happened two and half years ago, but that irritation looks to be considerable.
2.) Chris Wilson can be bought. His friends paid him one hundred dollars of American currency for this. Surely they could have gotten him to shave the word “Boogie” into his chest hair for less than $5. That is painless. And awesome.
3.) When John Wall introduced his dance at Big Blue Madness, I bet he never thought it would catch on like it did. Another thing he never thought? That an extremely hairy man in a Hooters outfit and belly button ring would ever perform it on the sidewalks of Nashville. Life is full of surprises, eh John?
4.) I’ve spent a lot of time in Nashville. I went to college in Nashville. I’m still there a lot. Mrs. Tyler currently lives there. THERE ARE BETTER THINGS TO DO THAN GET YOUR BELLY BUTTON PIERCED AND WEAR A HOOTERS OUTFIT. When SEC Tourney 2013 rolls around, and you and your friends are considering piercing your belly buttons and wearing Hooters outfits, don’t. Contact myself or Mrs. Tyler and we’ll lead you in a better direction.
In closing I’d like to say that the Big Blue Nation never ceases to amaze me. You guys keep having a big time, keep documenting it, and keep passing it along. To send in photos, email me at [email protected] or contact me on Twitter @AFlenerKSR with the subject or hash tag “aUKward Fan Photo”.
(Note from Aaron: There is video of Chris getting his belly button pierced. Due to language that you might assume a grown man would use while getting his belly button pierced, I will not post it here. If you want to see it, tweet at me (@AFlenerKSR) and I’ll send you the link. It’s not that bad, but this video is four minutes of your life that you will never get back.)
If you’ve missed any of the previous chapters of aUKward Fan Photos, here they are: