On Saturday July 4, 2015 Your Event Photobooths attempted a Guinness World Record of most people crammed in a photo booth at Westfield Tea Tree Plaza. It was also Giveability Day so it was a great way to draw attention to the Cora Barclay Centre and help them raise much needed funds.
The current record of 7 was set by Photo-Me at Kings Cross Train Station, London in 2012. So we were going for 8.
All participants had to hold their position in the Photobooth for at least 5 seconds with the curtains closed. They had to be over 18 years of age and taller than 1.25 metres (5ft). It was a tight squeeze but they did it and we have now submitted the evidence to Guinness World Records for verification.
The volunteers that crammed into the photobooth were all commandeered on the day and most only meet just before the attempt. They were a mix of passing by shoppers, Cora Barclay Centre volunteers, Westfield West Lakes staff and staff from nearby shop Betts Shoes. Considering the short amount of practise time they did a fantastic job and some were quite hot and flustered when they got out of the photobooth.
A crowd of shoppers was on hand to witness the strange scene and gave a big round of applause once they all streamed out of the booth like clowns from a Mini at the Circus. Once free they were interviewed by Steward and MC Scott Perry.
Emily was pleased to be a part of the fun. “It was a last minute decision for me as I saw how much people were laughing and smiling so I wanted to be in on the fun too. It was a bit squishy in there, I was curled up in a ball under the seat next to a complete stranger, but it was such a funny situation that all we could do was giggle, I didn’t even think about how I was going to get out of there after which was probably a good thing as I may have panicked eek!
“I am sure we would have got the record, it was a real tight squeeze one we were all in. Everyone was just laughing and helping each other out holding on to each other and sucking everything in so everyone else could fit. It was loads of fun and I’ll be proud to have helped get the record,” said Emily.
It was a fantastic effort and congratulations to all involved.