We have finally arrived. Ten years ago I grew a beard because for a week and a half I was a little bit lazy and my good friend Gregor queried, "beard?" I've been with facial hair ever since.
It's the tenth annual Beardiversary.
What started out as an excuse to get drunk one weekend in 2007 on the 1st anniversary of my having grown a beard has turned into an annual social gathering of everyone I know and love. It is not unheard of that someone will attend whom I haven't seen since high school (middle school, even!), or that I'll see a friend but once a year at this hirsute gala. It's my favorite day of the year.
If you're a veteran, you know the drill. If this is your first Beardiversary, do not be intimidated! All are welcome! The simple version is that you should dress up (because it's fun to do so), bring some beer (because it's fun to drink), and wear a beard (because it's just fun)! There's music and snacks and prizes and good times!
So come celebrate with me, won't you? Tenth annuals only come but once a decade!
DATE, TIME, & LOCATIONSaturday, 21 May 20168:00pm to 2:00am and beyondKay & Woody's Apartment312 1/2 N Colorado Pl (NOT Coronado Ave or Colorado St)Long Beach, CA 90814http://goo.gl/maps/zy2hPARKING• Good luck!• In all seriousness, street parking is around, but be prepared for a short walk. At most the furthest away you should be able to find parking will be a 5 minute walk.
GUESTS• You may bring guests as long as they are awesome people.FACIAL HAIR• Facial Hair, natural or synthetic, is generally required for all guests! (But you won't be turned away without it)• See the gallery for more info and examplesDRESS CODE• Classy! Seriously, dress up! How often do you get to dress all nice and stuff? It's the tenth one!BRING YOUR OWN BEVERAGE• The official beverage of Beardiversary is beer, so please bring some along!FACIAL HAIR CONTESTPrizes will be awarded in the following categories:• Outstanding Natural Beard• Outstanding Synthetic Beard• Men & Women are eligible in both categories (see: Winners of Beardiversary IV: Thunderbeard & Beardiversary VII: Beardheart)• Winners are chosen by popular vote.• Honor prizes will also be given out, chosen by Woody himself.• All prizes are original paintings/drawings by Woody.