There was no pillaging at the Foggy Goggle Saturday night but the “Vikings” who invaded Sunday River’s legendary après spot, blowing bukkehorns and forming a furry conga line around the bar, brought some Nordic merrymaking to the resort’s 50th birthday bash.
The party at the Goggle capped a night of fireworks and fire dancing in honor of Sunday River’s golden anniversary, marked by a large “50″ ice sculpture that greeted guests at the door.
During a break by the Dave Matthews tribute band One Sweet World,” two dozen revelers clad in horned headdresses – some with swords and shields, others in skimpy leather skirts — stormed the stage in hopes of being selected the best Viking God or Goddess.
The award went to John Perrone of Haverhill, Mass., whose skill tooting his ram’s horn helped him edge out Olga the Ski Goddess, whose costume included the tool of many a Norse raider: an 8-foot wooden ski with bear-trap bindings.
Perrone took home some serious spoils: a 2010-2011 Gold New England Season Pass for Sunday River, Sugarloaf and Loon mountains. The Viking costume contest paid homage to Sunday River’s early logo of a Norseman sporting a horned helmet and blond mane.