About 195 Philadelphia Flyers fans on Monday gathered at the Wells Fargo Center, ostensibly to set a Guinness record for the most people to watch paint dry at one time.
Officials of the professional hockey team painted the ice at the Wells Fargo Center and crafted an image of the team’s logo at center ice, Philly.com reports. In an event posted on the team’s official Facebook page, Flyers' fans were encouraged to attend the painting ceremony as part of an attempt to set a Guinness record.
“Help us set a new Guinness Book of World Records for the most people to simultaneously watch paint dry when we paint the lines and logos into the ice at Wells Fargo Center this Monday at 11 a.m.!” the Facebook event description said.
Public relations manager Jamie Panas told the Los Angeles Times in an email that Guinness “currently does not monitor” such a category.
That didn't dampen the spirits of Wells Fargo Center officials. In a tweet on Monday morning, PR Director Rebecca Goodman thanked the 195 Flyers fans who attended the paint-drying event.
“Thank you to all 195 [Philadelphia Flyers fans] who came out to take part in the first of many events this season [at Wells Fargo Center],” Goodman wrote. The publicist said the Flyers plan to apply to Guinness to create a category.
Comcast SportsNet reporter Sarah Baicker posted photos of the event. The L.A. Times reported that the turnout amounted to just one percent of the arena’s total capacity of 19,500.