THE wild and crazy sock fence is loosing all inhibition.
A spokesperson for the Urban Sock Bombers (USB) said that local people had now embraced the fence to a “very high degree”.
“Sometimes we go down there late at night to fill another couple of fence panels and we are amazed at the number of new items wafting in the breeze,” she said.
“And we when we go to the beach the next morning, we also note the new items that were hung after we left.”
These include bras, towels, t-shirts, underpants, thongs and neck ties.
The fence is still predominantly festooned with socks, but an ever increasing range of styles, colours, and eras.
“What is even more interesting is that tourists from all over the globe are now taking photographs and even giving up their socks for the protest,” the USB spokesperson added.
“I was at a music concert last week and the MC mentioned the sock fence and patrons immediately began removing their socks and handing them over to USB representatives.
“It was very moving moment.”
Another USB insider said he had spoken to people from Melbourne, Idaho, the Philippines, Guatemala and The Virgin Islands.
“All claimed they would go home and send socks,” he said.
“Someone said they heard Jay Leno had mentioned it on his top rating American talk show and another said they thought it had been brought up in the United Nations General Assembly.”
Whatever the truth or otherwise of such statements, what is clear is the the Albany Esplanade Sock Fence has made a tired and easily bored world sit up and pay attention.