This weekend saw hundreds of people gather in Australia to say “wow” in unison, in the style of Owen Wilson. Now, a copycat event is coming to London.
To honour the actor, and the countless memes inspired by the style in which repeatedly says “wow” in the majority of his films, fans gathered at Federation Square in Melbourne to run through his “iconic” catchphrase.
“Ultimately I just really want to put some ‘positive energy,’ as Owen likes to say, out into the world,” said Zoumboulis. “If I can remind people that this world we are lucky to inhabit is beautiful, and to embrace that like Owen does in his movies by saying ‘wow,’ then I’ll be happy.”
Now, the very same event will be happening in London. A Facebook Event has been set up for people to gather and ‘Say Wow Like Owen Wilson’ in Trafalgar Square on March 11.
Hundreds gathered in Australia to say Owen Wilson's iconic "wow" in unison pic.twitter.com/GzbD1JNeAt
— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) February 27, 2018
— Josh Martin (@joshymartin) February 26, 2018
So there was a bunch of people last night gathered at Fed Square to say “wow” like Owen Wilson. Yep, that’s Melbourne! ? pic.twitter.com/LnNHWrUZ28
— Fifi, Fev and Byron (@fififevandbyron) February 26, 2018
What a well-organised, inspiring event. Big props to the hosts for bringing together a community for one of the most humbling, positive afternoons of 2018, and great to see @abcnews there to witness. The only way to describe it, really, is…wow. #SayWOW
— Pat Boxall (@PatrickBoxall) February 26, 2018
Remind yourself of Wilson’s “wow” in some of the most popular memes and videos:
“They’re for my really omitted fans,” said Owen once when explaining his dedication to repetition in his movie lines. “There’s a little word that’s just a little wink and a nod to them. It’s sort of like those New Yorker covers where the guy would write his wife’s name into the illustration.
“If you’re lucky enough to be one of those really committed fans, then I give you these little clues.”