Come One, Come Kyle | Kyles Seek World Record

Kyle, Texas, water tower | Image by Ray Shrewsberry/Shutterstock

Kyle, clear your calendar for May 21. You have somewhere very important to be.

Kyle, Texas, which is roughly 20 miles south of Austin, is gearing up to break the Guinness World Record for the biggest gathering of people with the same exact first name.

Referred to as the Gathering of Kyles in a tweet from the city, the event is part of the Kyle Fair scheduled that May weekend.

While you will get a free t-shirt if you are a participating Kyle, non-Kyles can have fun too. There will be margarita and ribs competitions, fireworks, live music, and lots of rides to enjoy that weekend.

Everything is free except for the rides, which cost $2 per ride or $25 for a daily wristband.

The Guinness World Record is currently held by Kupreski Kosci in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where 2,325 participants named Ivan gathered in one place in 2017.

Before that, the title was held by 1,096 Mohammeds who gathered in Dubai during a shopping festival in 2005.

It may surprise you to know that this isn’t the first time the city of Kyle has attempted to break this record.

In fact, this will be Kyle’s fourth attempt, so come show your support, Kyle!

You can be a male Kyle or a female Kyle, an old Kyle or a young Kyle — it doesn’t matter so long as your first name is spelled K-Y-L-E.

“We’re very excited about the upcoming, inaugural Kyle Fair and have high hopes that this event will bring out the Kyles needed to grab a spot in the record books,” read a statement from Claudia Rocha, Kyle’s special events manager, per The Dallas Morning News.

On May 21 at 4 p.m., the conclusion of the Kyle Fair, all Kyles are asked to make their way to the VIP tent to sign in and then join the other Kyles for a group photo.

It is expected to be an unforgettable experience for every Kyle in attendance, with Kyles from as far as Massachusetts participating in the earlier attempts.

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