My take on the 7s

Was it just me, or did anyone else feel absolutely *nothing* about the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens? I know to many it’s the perfect excuse to (cross)dress in crazy outfits and get absolutely sh*t-faced in public, but there’s something about it that feels a bit…iunno…removed?

See, I’ve been to other sporting events like the European Cup ’08 and the 2010 Olympics where people dress up just as crazily but for something that they are actually passionate about (GO CANADA GO!!! 🙂).

In HK however, the people who go to the 7s seem to have a) no concept/love of rugby and/or b) no particular fanship to any team. Costumes are thus totally random instead of representing any one country and the point of going seems to be more about getting wasted than cheering on your team.

Don’t get me wrong, I too LOVE dressing up but paying big bucks to drink with a bunch of other peeps in costume to (not) watch rugby live just doesn’t make any sense to me… ~_^

9 thoughts on “My take on the 7s

  1. Same here, I think 7s has become more of a social event for many people over the last couple of years that many go not for the love of rugby or the sport but for the fun of gathering around.

    Someone who went on the first day and asked me on second night why do players pass the ball laterally or backward?? sigh …

    Then again, if you look at it from another perspective, it has been quite a successful event (marketing wise of course).

  2. I like the fact that there are no people on the streets (no white people anyway – i am NOT racist, maybe just ever so slightly)

  3. that's really too bad because I LOVE rugby! And would have loved to watch the games!

    Guess it's still entertaining to watch people dress up funny? Gives us something to talk about.

  4. Agree. I'm never gonna go to 7s cuz its just an empty shell of a sporting event with no Passion at all. I don't see how its any special, since those people can dress up in WanChai any other weekend anyway.

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