Monday, September 8, 2008

1st Annual Coney Island Beard and Moustache Competition

The 1st Annual Coney Island Beard and Moustache Competition took place this past weekend at the Freak Bar, home of the Coney Island Sideshow. Despite driving rains courtesy of Big Frikkin Storm Hannah (that is official weather nomenclature), at least 20 or so contestants braved the elements to battle one another for glory and bragging rights.

Donny Vomit, MC of the Sideshow, was the organizer and put together the 6 Main and 3 additional categories: Best Beard (Styled), Best Beard (Natural), Best Moustache (Styled), Best Moustache (Natural), Best Sideburns (the guy in the picture at the top won that category. Go figure.) Best All-Around, Best Pornstache, Most Leprechaun-like and Most Creative Grooming.

The evening was complimented by a number of variety acts including Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey, Heather Holliday swallowing swords, Adam the First Real Man doing magic and feeding people whiskey through a twizzler shoved through his nose and out his mouth, Donny Vomit doing the ol' nail through the nose bit, and a few others (including Old West bull-whipmeister extraordinaire Chris McDaniel. Yours truly was one of the competitors and took home the laudits for "Most Creative Grooming", although between you and me, I think I was robbed for "Best Overall". There's always next year.

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