FIRE ISLAND PINES, N.Y — Organizers of a Fire Island party last month set a new Guinness World Record for having the most people dressed as Madonna at a single event.
Newsday reported 440 people who were dressed as the Material Girl on Aug. 30 attended the annual Fool’s Paradise Drag Party at the Fire Island Pines home that Chris DeCarlo rents with several other people. A spokesperson for the Guinness World Records confirmed to the newspaper the revelers set the record for the “Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Madonna” after they danced to the pop icon’s music for five minutes.
DeCarlo told Newsday a Guinness World Records representative made the record official during the party.
“He said, ‘Welcome to the Guinness family. You are all officially amazing,’” said DeCarlo as the Long Island newspaper reported. “Then, the confetti cannons shot off.”
The party has taken place each Labor Day weekend since 1994.
One of DeCarlo’s housemates told the Washington Blade that a picture of Madonna wearing a ball gown appeared on the Material Girl’s Twitter account an hour before the party began. It contained a tweet that read “bitches, I’m Madonna” in an apparent reference to a song on her upcoming album.
“We believe that was directed at us,” said the housemate. “How great is that?”