Psst. The riff-raff are winning.
On Wednesday night, there were four people in the hoity-toity seats behind home plate at Yankee Stadium, thanks to the generosity of HBO’s John Oliver.
This time, there were two people dressed as Katy Perry’s Super Bowl left shark and two more as unicorns. Hooray for the proletariat.
“We found out this morning and it’s been awesome,” Hannah Lee, one of the unicorns along with her co-worker Michelle Munera, told the New York Daily News. “[The] crowd is loving us.”
— Hannah Lee (@hannahsungmi) April 7, 2016
They had not met the sharks, Ashley Lewis and Jennifer Sedgley, before the game, so there was quite a scene behind home plate.
This is all the work of Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight”show, on which Oliver took great umbrage when Yankees chief operating officer Lonn Trost pointed out that fans who paid $1,000 for one of the premium seats wouldn’t be comfortable sitting next to a fan who had bought one of the seats on the secondary market and maybe had “never sat in a premium location.”
Oliver offered the tickets to fans provided that they “dress like you have never sat in a premium location before.”
Also, I believe the 2 females in the shark costumes are dressed as Katy Perry's left and right sharks. pic.twitter.com/azidY10Nop
— Peter Botte (@PeterBotte) April 6, 2016
On Tuesday, two fans showed up dressed as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Kinda makes a person eager to see who shows up Thursday night, the final night of Oliver’s promotion.