| Last updated
The four LADs on a night out who became a viral meme sensation have spoken out. Watch here:
Kevin Rooney, Alex Lacey, Jamie Phillips and Connor Humpage were on a night out in Birmingham when they had the fateful picture taken outside an All Bar One 18 months ago.
Since then, the photo has swept the web, providing us all with some meme-based respite during these grim times.
Recalling how the picture came about, Jamie told LADbible: "So we were going out in Birmingham for a night out.
"Drinking vodka on the train I think we were.
"We've come out the train station, thought we were all just gonna get a picture, we asked a stranger, we asked some random 'take a photo of us'."
The rest, is history - as you can see:
Can't wait for a night out with the lads again. Been too long pic.twitter.com/5eKhyb1SdG
- Josh Hill (@Jhill_90) January 16, 2021
A simple pre night out photo has become to most meme'd about photo ever. Those poor lads :joy::joy: pic.twitter.com/KIceSdhoDK
- __thyghr (@thyghr) January 15, 2021
But don't feel bad about having a laugh at their expense - the boys can take it.
Asked if they were OK with the memes, Connor said: "Yeah we've got to be, ain't we?
"Taking the p*ss out of us having like skinny jeans. Well yeah, I'm 6ft 4ins man, I've got skinny legs."
As for whether he was wearing the glasses for vision or fashion, he said: "I thought they were fashion but clearly they're not fashionable."
Kevin added: "Some of the comments are just ridiculous, if you were to actually take it on board and take it to heart, what is the point?"
Indeed, Jamie said some people even seem to think that they actually sang the sea shanty in perhaps the greatest of all the memes made from that one photo - which is clearly extremely ridiculous.
Generally though, people just want to know who is the hardest.
Jamie said: "I've just had loads of messages asking who's the hardest, would Alex take all three of us."
He added: "Alex is the strongest in this chat, all day."
Kevin added: "He's the Gary Barlow of the group."
Looking to the future, you can expect to see the meme mates in a post-pandemic All Bar One near you.
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read