As much as we hype up the magic of New Year’s Eve, the day often leads to a night of debauchery and mayhem. The city of Manchester in the United Kingdom was no exception, with revelers boozing it up late into the night. Along the way, British photographer Joel Goodman managed to capture what many are calling both a masterpiece and one of the first great memes of the New Year. Here’s Goodman’s original shot:
Note the man being subdued by the police while a woman decked out in a fur coat shouts at him and to his left, the man in the blue shirt, belly out, who’s reaching for a beer. “Mostly, a shot like that is just about being in the right place at the right time,” Goodman told the Manchester Evening News. “I just happened to be in the right spot.” In other words, this photo has all the makings of a perfect meme and the Internet did not disappoint.
Keep up the good work, Internet.
(Images via Twitter)