Eight contestants are competing through local radio station FLY 92.3 each one wearing the skintight suits. The contestant, who takes the wackiest pictures on a scavenger list provided by the station, wins tickets to see Justin Timberlake live in Las Vegas. Albany Local Duane Adams is taking part for his daughter. Geoff Redick filed the report.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- "We're talking about a radio contest that my family got me into in the beginning. It's for Justin Timberlake tickets, in Las Vegas," said Duane Adams, Fly 92.3 contestant.
Duane Adams has seen some cool things with his family in the past two weeks. Oh sure, they're things that most anyone could see on any given day.
"But nobody's going to come in looking like I am so, you get a lot of interesting looks from people," Duane Adams, Father.
He is weaing 100 percent spandex, skintight tuxedo.
"You have to wear your mask," Adams said. "And that's the funny part, because you get to explain to the people you're with, in the picture, and they get a kick out of it."
And he's had to take pictures all over the Capital Region.
"From Malta, to Schenectady being at certain monuments: Lawrence the Indian, Proctor's," Adams recalled. "The biggest thing I heard this week was, 'Did you lose a bet?' That's the biggest thing."
Call it what you will, Duane calls it love.
"The main thing was bonding with my daughter. We did it together, that's what I did the competition for so you know, we had fun with it," he said.
On a two week binge of borderline public humiliation, Duane has only one thought: his daughter, Sarah.
"We've gotten a lot closer. Even though we were close before it's just been really fun going around to different places, taking the photos, seeing people's expressions," said Sarah McFee, Daughter.
And wife, Wendy loves the ride. "He's still putting the suit on trying to pump gas, and going to Dunkin' Donuts and people are like, 'What is he doing?" said Wendy Adams, Wife.
"Eight contestants are competing through local radio station FLY 92.3 each one wearing the skintight suits. The contestant, who takes the wackiest pictures on a scavenger list provided by the station, wins tickets to see Justin Timberlake live in Las Vegas."
Sunday marked the final day of pictures: playing games in the suit at Dave & Buster's. Monday morning, Duane finds out if he's a winner. But in his mind, he already is. "I'm up for any challenge now. After I broke out of my shell with this one, I'm comfortable."
And he's winner no matter what for his daughter, too. "I'm really appreciative of what he's doing. I've been telling him every day that I love him very much, and I just, it's been amazing, going and doing all the things with him, because we've been bonding a lot more, doing all this," said Sarah McFee, Daughter.