Cruise-In president Wayne Patterson (left) and director Riccardo Sestito (right) bought briefs and wore them on the day of the show for good luck. (Sarah Grochowski photo)

Cruise-In directors powered by a pair of underwear

Saxx underwear tradition, and superstition, carries on through the years

Seven board members that have a say in what goes on with Langley Good Times Cruise-In – all take part in a tradition that involves newly purchased Saxx underwear.

One of them, longtime director and now-organizer Lori Watts, led dozens of volunteers at the Cruise-In on Saturday.

Cruise-In director Riccardo Sestito recalls years when the team had to drag porta potties and pick up trash late into the night, deliriously tired from the eight-hour show but still made sure the streets “were better than they found them.”

The Cruise-In sprung from a handful of Langley City merchants who wanted to revitalize the downtown core in 1997, Watts said. She was one of them.

With humble beginnings of meeting in rat-infested offices and dimly lit back rooms – the team has “seen it all.”

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One of the non-profit’s offices in downtown Langley happened to be above Forever Yours Lingerie, which started with Watts purchasing new underwear from Saxx, a brand known for comfy undergarments.

The rest of the team followed suit.

“It’s a yearly tradition,” Sestito explained, “for all the directors to buy Saxx underwear that we wear on the day of the show.”

If something goes wrong during the day of the Cruise-In – the directors at eachother and say, “Who’s not wearing them?” Sestito chuckled.

“Even Lori has to go downtown and buy underwear,” he added.

“Yeah, it’s not going to be me who is responsible for a bad show,” Watts quipped back.

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Last year, she recalled wearing a pair with a big shark design on the back.

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