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Odd auction. What happened here?

This weird auction happened at the club earlier this week. We were sitting N/S. The complete deal was:

West
KQ87654
5
A1032
J
North
3
J9873
KQJ876
10
East
AJ10
Q
5
AQ876542
South
92
AK10642
94
K93
W
N
E
S
2
2
2
4
4
P
P
5
5
P
6
P
P
P
D
6 West
NS: 0 EW: 0

2 artificial, (game?) forcing. Other calls natural. 6 makes, yielding a 0% matchpoint score since the slam wasn't found at any other table.

I polled two of our partnership's decisions earlier. The initial overcall of South was polled here (62% agree with 2), and North's advance was polled here (13% agree with 4, many want to show the diamond suit and/or jump to the 5 level).

What is your opinion of this auction in total? Is 2 by East a psyche or just odd? (Assume they use "standard" bidding, where 2 is the only forcing opening bid). Should we have called the director after West raised to 6 while quipping "my hand grew with the 5 bid"? 

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