In every form of paintball there is that one guy who will dress in the most outrageous stuff and still manages to pull it off. There have been multiple tournaments and scenarios that I have participated in where a player or group of players remind all of those playing that paintball is fun and should be treated as such. There was a tournament that I participated in a few years ago where we played a team called the Fuzzy Pandas. They all wore Panda bear ears and even glued little noses onto their masks to complete the whole “Panda” look. We were the first team to play them and we totally underestimated them; we thought that we would roll right over them. To our surprise, not only were we beaten (and quite badly if I do admit) but we had also lost to the Fuzzy Pandas! We were humiliated, but they had a lot of balls to dress up like Pandas. They brought style to the field.
There was a scenario that I attended where a group of players all dressed in sun dresses. They were lovingly dubbed the GI Jane battalion. Not only did they constantly destroy our opposition, they also poked fun at all of the fully camo’d out scenario players in hopes that they would take themselves a little less serious. It made the scenario fun for everyone, even the other team who would taunt the dress toting players with cries like: “Make me a sandwich, or I’ll shoot you!”
It is players like these that make events fun to attend because not only because they themselves are funny guys in their playing style but they also provide stiff competition and can hold their own on the field. What are some funny things that you have seen on the field? Have you ever done something like this? Do you dislike people who do this? We want to hear your stories!