Philadelphia Flyers seek Guinness record for fans watching paint dry

A worker prepares the ice at Wells Fargo Center on Monday for the 2013-14 Philadelphia Flyers season.
(Matt Rourke / Associated Press)

The Philadelphia Flyers invited fans to help them set a Guinness record on Monday for the most people watching paint dry at one time.

As one might guess, fans weren’t beating down the doors to the Wells Fargo Center. And, interesting to note: There is no such Guinness world-record paint-drying category. Jamie Panas, public relations manager, told the Los Angeles Times by email Friday that Guinness World Records “currently does not monitor” such a category.

And yet the Flyers were jazzed. A publicist told this reporter by tweet Friday that they were going to apply to Guinness to create that category. And then the Flyers would so own it.

Wells Fargo Center PR director Rebecca Goodman thanked all 195 Flyers fans who took part in the event.

Comcast SportsNet reporter Sarah Baicker posted Instagram photos of a smattering of fans in the big, empty stadium gamely observing crews paint logos and lines. The images may seem a bit forlorn. But perhaps that’s because the capacity of the stadium is 19,500.


Look at it this way: The Flyers got 1% of the capacity of Wells Fargo Center to show up -- to watch paint dry.

That’s an accomplishment.


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