One of the best memories we make when we are with friends. That first sip of the alcohol, the first puff of the cigarette, the first night out and much more; memories never fade, nor do they die. The memories made with friends are the ones which would make you smile in the worst of your time. Some would live with the memories, and the others would re-create it.
There were many instances on the internet where friends would meet after long years to re-create and re-live the moment. But to give things a different form, this group of friends would meet after every five years and re-create the same picture.
Not only do they commit it out on holiday every year, they make sure of taking the photos as accurate as the original one right down to the clothes they were wearing. They made the news for the first time in 2007, went viral in 2012, and are now celebrating their third round of media attention now.
From left to right, as always, check out John Wardlaw, Mark Rumer, Dallas Burney, John Molony, and John Dickson below, and tell us in the comments which year looked best on them!
“In 1982 we took this rather odd photo. At the time we had not an idea that 30 years later we would be reproducing it every five years.”
Contents of jar: One cockroach (live), One photo of Robert Young (to keep the roach company) and one butterscotch candy (roach food).
“When we realised the same five guys were going to be at Copco together again we decided to take the same photo for the second time”
“In 1992 the weather was cloudy and cold, so shirts were worn on the three John’s for the first time.”
“At this point, we had strayed a bit from the original photo, something we would start to correct in future photos.”
“This was the year we got back to truly duplicating the original though John M. forgot his sunglasses and we made a joke with the huge jar.”
“On this occasion, we returned to a duplicate of the original jar (No Roach) and standardised a hat for all future photos.”
“On this occasion, we even tracked down the original duplicate of the Robert Young photo to place in the jar. Sadly you can’t make out his face.”
“2017 Five Year Photo. Shirtless for the first time in 30 years.”