It’s fair to say that Leeds is a pretty weird place. But that’s exactly why we love it so much. We wouldn’t change its brilliant mix of wonderfully strange folks for anything or anyone in the world.
Let’s take a look at some of the things that would never happen anywhere else. You know you’re in Leeds when…
A wheelbarrow gets a parking fine
— Amii (@amii0484) May 30, 2015
We’re not quite sure what the fate of this poor wheelbarrow was after this encounter with a traffic warden, but we feel its pain.
Someone takes a horse and cart through a McDonald’s drive-thru
Let’s just go over that again: someone took a horse and cart through a McDonald’s drive-thru. That deserves a round of applause.
Tony the Tiger gets on your bus
— matthew b (@IMatthewOfficia) February 20, 2014
OK, it was a onesie, but we think someone either slept in or just forgot to get changed before catching the bus that day.
A bloke wears Oreo pants
— Matt ✂️✂️ (@MattMenshionz) March 21, 2016
How and why do these even exist? Good taste doesn’t always mean good style, but it does mean good effort for even trying this.
Men walk half-naked down the main shopping street
It’s warm pal but you don’t need to walk down briggate with your top off #LeedsProbs
— Nayfun (@ThatNathanGuy) June 23, 2014
Given the slightest bit of sunshine, anyone in Britain rightly digs out the t-shirt and shorts or summer dress to catch a few rays, but in Leeds, it means stripping down to bask half-naked in the sun on the high street.
A horse plays a piano in the street
— Leeds Freshers 2015 (@Leeds_Freshers0) July 20, 2015
Yeah, we don’t know either. There was once a day (more more) when a horse was spotted playing a piano on the high street. Maybe it was the same day as the half-naked high street sunbathers.
A man uses a pair of jeans as a dog lead
— Jennifer Gilder (@nicegirljen76) September 18, 2014
This one has been doing the rounds for a while now, but it’s too wonderfully weird to leave out of our list. This is, after all, what jeans were made for…
A man takes a ferret for a walk
— John Monks (@johnmonks13) June 17, 2013
…but at least he was just walking a dog with the jeans. This chap took his pet ferret out for a stroll and thought nowt of it. Good on yer, lad.
This post was written by John I