Maine City Throws Itself a T. Rex Party

T. Rex apparently likes to dance the Chicken
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 21, 2018 8:39 AM CST
Maine City Throws Itself a T. Rex Party
People dressed in inflatable Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur costumes participate in a rally in Portland, Maine, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.   (AP Photo/Patrick Whittle)

His name means "king of the tyrant lizards," but sometimes Tyrannosaurus rex just wants to party. Make that many T. rexes. Hundreds of curious people on Saturday descended on Monument Square in Portland, Maine, to observe a gathering of dinosaur lovers dressed as the science museum staple. There were dozens of T. rexes, and they danced, growled, and milled around. They also danced, notes the Bangor Daily News, including dinosaur versions of the Chicken and YMCA. One who struggled to navigate his costume walked around with his head protruding awkwardly from the dinosaur's gaping mouth, notes the AP.

Valerie Sanborn and Alison Cyr set up the Cretaceous Period party through Facebook, and lest you fear the politicization of T. Rex, the Daily News notes that "the event was strictly for fun" and that "at least 200 people enjoyed the pointless spectacle." A non-participant was summoned to snap a group photo because of T. rex's "little arm probz." (Meanwhile, don't you dare laugh at T. Rex's tiny arms.)

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