Red Tsunami Hits Troy in Ryan’s Wake

TROY, NY — On Oct. 11, 2016, a ginger tsunami flooded the banks of Troy, N.Y. leaving patrons in Ryan’s Wake stunned, shocked and awed by the spectacle.

Although it was in a "No Wake Zone," The League of Extraordinary Red Heads flooded the banks of the Hudson River with its ginger tsunami during "Night of the Walking Red IV." Photo by Tom Killips.  "Night of the Walking Red IV," Oct. 11, 2016. Photo by Tom Killips.

In spite of being in a “No Wake Zone,” The League of Extraordinary Red Heads flooded the banks of the Hudson River with its ginger tsunami during “Night of the Walking Red IV.” Photo by Tom Killips

More than 200 card-carrying members of The League of Extraordinary Red Heads gathered for their fourth annual autumn meeting & toast, “Night of the Walking Red.” Seriously, get a load of this crowd on the deck!

Coppertopped folks arrived from parts as far away as Buffalo, Saranac Lake and New Jersey to discuss the following agenda items: 1) Us. 2) Them.

Glasses of Saranac Pumpkin Ale and 2 Gingers Whisky were lifted over fiery heads as The Red Haired Strangers began to play an extraordinary set of bluegrass, the perfect sounds for one of the last warm nights of fall.

Photo by Tom Killips.

Photo by Tom Killips.

There were red heads of all shades.

Photo by Tom Killips.

Photo by Tom Killips.

Photo by Tom Killips

Photo by Tom Killips

Photo by Tom Killips.

Photo by Tom Killips.

And ages.

Photo by Tom Killips.

Photo by Tom Killips.

Photo by Tom Killips.

Photo by Tom Killips.

There was even an extraordinary photo booth!

Photo by Tom Killips.

Photo by Tom Killips.

Night of the Walking Red IV

Night of the Walking Red IV

Night of the Walking Red IV

It's good to the be The Founder.

It’s good to the be The Founder.

The Troy Record event sent a red haired reporter to document this extraordinary summit. Read the story here.

The Red Haired Strangers rocked it all night with a second set lighting up the darkness.

And the band played on. Photo by Tom Killips.

And the band played on. Photo by Tom Killips.

Photo by Tom Killips.

Photo by Tom Killips.

Photo by Tom Killips.

Photo by Tom Killips.

Photo by Tom Killips

Photo by Tom Killips

Inside, things were warm and cozy.

Photo by Tom Killips.

Photo by Tom Killips.

Photo by Tom Killips.

Photo by Tom Killips.

And then Anasha’s famous viking helmet came out.

Photo by Tom Killips.

Photo by Tom Killips.

Night of the Walking Red IV

Night of the Walking Red IV

Night of the Walking Red IV

One horn is better than none!

One horn is better than none!

Things got pretty hairy after that…

Night of the Walking Red IV

Gettin' beardy with Nash.

Gettin’ beardy with Nash.

There's a lot of good stuff happening here.

There’s a lot of good stuff happening here.

Families came together to celebrate their red haired members.

Photo by Tom Killips.

Photo by Tom Killips.

The League sincerely thanks Chris Ryan for hosting this gathering at Ryan’s Wake Public House and for seriously going all out on the decorations.

Chris Ryan, owner of Ryan's Wake Public House, and the lovely Susan Mootz.

Chris Ryan, owner of Ryan’s Wake Public House, and the lovely Susan Mootz.

Rumor has it, the League kept the bar staff very busy. Photo by Tom Killips.

Rumor has it, the League kept the bar staff very busy. Photo by Tom Killips.

And that’s all for this year, folks. See you in the spring, when the League gathers again, suddenly and without warning, like a flash fire of gingery goodness.

Hats off to ya.

Hats off to ya.

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