Confidentially, prior to tying the knot and with ample support from the nearest family, she utilized 130 metres of EVA foam, and endured numerous silicone burns. This resulted in the creation of the TF-5 queues costume, conceivably the most unique costume at the 2024 Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival. The mastermind behind this creation is Adrián Rodríguez González, a 32-year-old individual who shared all the intricate details with DIARIO DE AVISOS.
Last Friday, the Jardina native, presently residing in La Matanza de Acentejo, tied the knot with Adriana. On the day of the wedding, they celebrated at home with family, and the following day with friends. “We didn’t specifically choose the date; I thought since it was Carnival, it provided the perfect excuse,” he explained.
Moreover, he revealed that choosing the theme for the costume wasn’t too complicated since “We encounter the everyday TF-5 traffic jams, back and forth, and we discussed it extensively. With the traffic disruption in Guamasa and the commitment of 90 days to resolve it, the choice was clear.”
The wedding guests were informed that the festivities would culminate in the streets of Santa Cruz. Therefore, when the time arrived and after dropping some hints, they revealed the costume. “It was highly amusing to witness their initial surprise, followed by abundant laughter,” recounted Adrián Rodríguez.
“Struggling to Navigate Through the Crowd of 50”
The TF-5 disguise was an enormous achievement. “They sent it,” acknowledged comedian Darío López, from Palante Producciones, on social media. Adrián affirmed that upon arrival in the capital, they struggled to advance along the street. “We formed a literal traffic jam; Navigating through certain areas was extremely arduous with our group of 50,” he affirmed.
Onlookers recorded videos, took photographs with them and the emblems of their municipalities, and even applauded them. “It was a truly bizarre experience. It’s evident that this issue affects numerous individuals because from the initial meters, people eagerly expressed their opinions. A tremendous recognition for the effort put into creating the costumes,” highlighted the La Laguna native.
Adrián Rodríguez stated, “the most striking aspect was the posters, as they were gigantic, luminous, and towered above everyone’s heads, a crucial element given our large entourage.” Consequently, numerous “cars with expired MOTs, classic models such as the For’ Fiesta, and renowned brands like the Osswagen, paraded through the streets of the capital; pine air fresheners, dice for the rearview mirrors, “chicha” stickers on a chicharro or “fuerte” inside a goat”, in addition to “three buses from Titsa (Insufficient Transport of Tenerife), an ambulance and two “Grúas Guchi” that “repaired the damage with staples.”
“Promoting Sustainability through Reuse”
This isn’t the first instance of Adrián Rodríguez surprising the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival attendees with his attire. In fact, a few years back, he ‘morphed’ into the very roundabout of Padre Anchieta.
“It bore a striking resemblance to this; a few years ago, it was relocated due to construction works from one place to another, and it seemed likely to me that it would end up in Santa Cruz. This time, we had 48 individuals willing to don any costume, so we had to devise a concept to match,” he elaborated.
The La Laguna local stressed the importance of reusing the materials now. “This is crucial; we all have adaptable costumes that we should embrace to diminish plastic usage.” Nevertheless, he hinted at the possibility of startling everyone again with yet another fascinating ensemble: “It’s Carnival, you never know.”