Wayne's World stars caught on Google Street View are unmasked
TWO men dressed as Wayne and Garth from the hit film Wayne's World who became stars of the internet and the national press can today be unmasked by The Herald.
The fancy-dress characters were caught by Google Street View not in their hometown of Aurora, Illinois, but in Headland Park in North Hill.
Jonah Davies, aged 27, and his 24-year-old friend Rich Pearce were off out on the town for Rich's birthday when they were photographed by Google's mapping vehicle in May last year.
Jonah, a graphic designer from North Hill, said they were huge fans of the 1992 film and always went out in fancy dress for his birthday.
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"We've been going around shops trying to get a celebrity discount, but so far without any luck," he said.
Jonah and Rich, a barman from Greenbank, admit to being "fanboys" or obsessive fans of the film.
They got the wigs from a fancy dress shop but the Chicago Blackhawks shirt — the same as Wayne wore in the film — is Rich's. Jonah said they were both fans of the ice hockey team, which probably stemmed from their love of the film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey.
The picture was actually taken in May last year when Jonah and Rich noticed the Google Street View mapping vehicle and suspected their photo had been taken. Jonah then checked the Street View pictures when they were uploaded by Google about six months later.
He sent the picture to another website which features funny stills from Street View.
Jonah and Rich dressed up this year as Bill and Ted, from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, but say they are not expecting to appear on the World Wide Web any time soon.