This week there seemed to be pyjamas everywhere we looked. As the weather continued to try and make outdoor events look like the Somme, Glastonbury kicked off but many were delayed due to flooding. Our top tip for the lucky VIPs, or super rich; arriving by helicopter makes everything easy. At Glasto’s luxury campsites, the short stay will set you back around £10,000. But for that you don’t just have access to luxurious beds and cosy yurts, but also Gwyneth Paltrow-approved, vitamin-infused toilet rolls (worth £100 each apparently), a well stocked bar and chauffeurs on stand-by, ready to whisk you to the front of the Stage. Some guests even bring pyjamas to change into before relaxing in crisp luxurious bed linen.
You may also have noticed that the Euros are on in France and still we see pyjamas everywhere. The French team’s kit has been criticised for looking like a pair of blue pyjamas, but the big story has been Hungary goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly, now nicknamed “The Pyjama Man”. At 40 years old, he’s the oldest player in this tournament’s history and has become a fan’s favourite with match winning, or match saving, performances to help ensure Hungary beat everyone’s expectations, including a 3-3 thriller with Portugal. He wears his lucky grey jogging pants which look like pyjama bottoms.
We also learned that you will soon be able to buy “Halo” pyjamas. You know, Halo the X-box game. Can you believe that as of February this year, non-gaming Halo products have generated $1.5 billion in sales? Microsoft have announced a group of new licencing partners for their Halo brand that will make all sorts of things like Halo-branded sunglasses, pyjamas, greeting cards, slippers, and more. In a news release, Microsoft said fans can look forward to “exciting new Halo-themed products for years to come.”
And when we say pyjamas everywhere, how about this lad from down under who is going to wear animal onesie pyjamas on his trek up Kilimanjaro. Nathan Taiaroa will be taking a fundraising group up Kilimanjaro dressed in their animal onesies to raise funds for disadvantaged students in Kenya and Tanzania. Nathan has decided on a Giraffe Onesie, “I will have proper gear underneath it as well,” he said. “I normally have two pairs of thermals, one to two layers of fleece and a ski jacket…It is a very big onesie.” See what we mean, pyjamas everywhere, even on top of Africa’s highest mountain.