The Sandcastle Games
I went to Sandcastle today. The people-watching there is great (almost as great as counting mullets at the Rib Fest). In fact, my friends and I have come up with a variety of things to look for each time we visit. If you, like us, enjoy your swimming with a side of silent judgment, then I have quite the list of games for you. Without further adieu and in no particular order, I hereby present a sampling of “The Sandcastle Games.”
Biggest Pittsburgh Sports Fan: There’s one in every crowd – that guy or gal who wants everybody to know that they bleed black’n’gold. Your job is to find them. Previous winners include that guy with tattoos of the team logos of the Pirates, Steelers, and the Pitt Panthers and that other guy who was wearing gold football pants and a white mesh Steelers jersey in the wave pool.
Worst Tattoo: A little known fact about Sandcastle is that you must have a tattoo to be allowed in the park. Unfortunately, there are no checks in place in regards to the artistry of the tattoo. Therefore you see all kinds – like the Tapout logo, angel wings (isn’t that a bit presumptuous?), the Statue of Liberty bearing guns, and octopus guts. I found all of those in one day – what can you find?
Best Breasts: This one is self-explanatory and great for the guys in your group. I will recuse myself from listing previous winners.
Find the Appendectomy/C-Section/Gallbladder/Open Heart: I never played this one, but according to my friends, you can definitely make a day of finding surgical scars.
Worst Tanline: Ah, isn’t it about time the farmer’s tan got an award? This tanline is in full force at Sandcastle, but try to look for tanlines that go out of the box – like somebody whose white in the mid-section but burnt on their sides or has a tanned upper body but pasty white legs.
Now that you know “The Sandcastle Games” there is no reason not to play them. Or better yet, try to win them.