WE’RE a cheeky place. From the start, excuse the pun, the Games was never going to be a bummer.
At the opening ceremony, a young woman’s bare backside appeared due to a wardrobe malfunction during a beach scene.
Brisbane dancer Georgia Lear, 19, later outed herself on social media, showing she may have lost her swimmers but retained a sense of humour.
On Instagram, she wrote: “Last night I really BUMMED … BUTT that’s all behind me now.”
The television cameras caught Camilla head down in the program during GOLDOC chairman Peter Beattie’s speech. Many viewers on twitter suggested the Duchess of Cornwall was bored.
The palace quickly responded that both she and Charles, 69, had “thoroughly enjoyed” the event. The reports were dismissed as garbage.
At Broadbeach later, to meet Gold Coast students, Prince Charles revealed he never took out the trash. He asked them “and what is this”, as he opened up the lid of a wheelie bin.
“On no. That’s our bin. Don’t open that,” a Year 12 student said before awkward laughter.
Some athletes were talking up their game after finishing events. Traffic on the romantic dating app Tinder became as busy as the M1 pre-Games.
A Northern Irish triathlete up for partying in Surfers Paradise boasted he was an endurance athlete who “can go all night long”.
Borobi, the Games mascot, became an endangered species.
He was a sellout with one of the last mementos of the mascot for the event spotted on top of a cake unveiled in a Broadbeach park for the birthday of Games Minister Kate Jones.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was a hit with swimmers at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, taking selfies with team members including Mitchell Kilduff (above), but a heavy shower found him struggling to get a poncho on in time.
The smoking ceremony incorporated into the opening ceremony
Aussie Enid Sung and her coach Daniellie Le Ray wait for gymnastics scores to drop.
Winners are grinners but what was said between England gold medallist Aimee Willmott and Aussie bronze medalist Blair Evans after the 400m individual medley final?
Channel 7’s Sunrise team (from left) Mark Beretta, David Koch and Samantha Armytage share a laugh off air.
Borobi the cake ornament ... that’s a new one.