beard

Well my Austin initiation period has definitely begun. On Saturday night me and some friends went to the 6th Annual Misprint Beard and Mustache Competition at Mohawk. Going into the night I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I’ve seen some pretty crazy facial hair in the 3 days that I’ve been here, but after arriving at the bar and waiting about 40 minutes to get in, I realized I couldn’t even imagine how dedicated some of these facial hair enthusiasts would be…

The adventure started when we saw Billy Gibbons (the guitarist for ZZ Top) while waiting in line to get in.

Once we got into the bar we headed to the bathroom where we saw a ton of pictures like this hanging on the wall…

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After our little bathroom break, we headed out towards the stage where everything, including “Best Chops”, “Best Groomed”, “Best Six Month” and “Best Freestyle” were being judged. It’s hard to see, but here are a few pictures I got…

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My friend Andrew was pretty inspired to compete next year. He has a pretty big beard already, and even had his mustache curled up for the event. I didn’t get a picture of him that night, but as an example, this is what their band’s coozie looks like…

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His beard and hair isn’t quite that wild anymore, but you get the idea…

Well that’s my story about the 6th Annual Beard and Mustache competition. It’s definitely been an interesting first couple of days. I guess if I want to fit in down here I’m going to have to start growing a beard…