Matt Wilkinson’s a good time kinda gal — always has been, hopefully always will be, newfound competitive success notwithstanding. The general consensus is that Wilko has had to tone down his excesses a notch or two, substituting time in the gym for time at the bar, in order to achieve his remarkable transformation into a genuine world title threat, but it’s possible to tone down excesses too far. Or, as one insightful commentator recently put it: “Mate, he doesn’t need to stay home during an event. He just needs to go out one night a week instead of four.”
Thankfully it seems there is little danger of losing Wilko to teetotalism, not if this recent Instagram post by Surfing lensman Corey Wilson (@leafmonky) is anything to go by. It consists of a photo of Wilkinson’s Bells after-party bar tab, accompanied by the question: “who in the fuck bought 142 shots of vodka?” Other highlights include 70 shots of Tequila, 30 Jim Beams and 42 schooners of CD. Part of the receipt is out of shot — indeed this may be only the beginning — but a preliminary total of $4,782 worth of beverages are visible in the photo. Bravo!