The famous Leicester pyjama pub crawl happened this Tuesday. I have to say that every year this event gets bigger and better and it was one of the craziest and most amazing nights!
All the freshers dressed up in pyjamas and everyone else was in fancy dress. Now imagine a normal fancy dress party – most people just go for a standard idea like a Disney character or a witch. Most people think of their costume a day or two before the party and use whatever’s lying around the house. I’ve done quite a few makeshift outfits in my time, including belle from beauty and the beast where I just wore a blue dress over a white shirt and bam I was ready.
Well PJPC is so different. People think of their costumes months in advance and people go ALL out! Lots of people do something topical -my favourite most topical costume this year was “overworked NHS junior doctors” (in ode to the recent contract changes for junior doctors) There was also the Leicester City council bin men who walked around collecting freshers in their bins, and a group that went as “straight outta evington” which I also thought was quite funny. Everyone went all out! I have to say the group I was involved in made quite a mark aswell -we went as Noah’s ark! We had one guy (whose quite a legend in our year) as Noah, and then around 20 pairs of animals, from zebras to giraffes to flamingos!! My best friend and I went as cheetahs -which I thought was simple but effective. We walked around in an ark chanting the Noah’s ark song and yelling THE FLOOD IS COMING! I felt a bit like a celebrity on the ark when random people outside the pub were taking pictures of us! (Also a bit weird to know lots of people have pictures of us all dressed up!)
It was such a good night out because it’s the only night that literally EVERYONE goes for, whether they like going out or not. And you’ll never see so many people wondering around Leicester and in different pubs with such incredible costumes and having the most amaxing time. It was mad but it was great. Even doctors who never go out were having the time of their lives. Seeing my clinical demonstrator (who teaches me for group work every day) completely jamming to the grease megamix was a personal highlight. It was a night like no other!! Bring on next year