More from Pat Race at the World Beard & Moustache Championships:
Friday, May 22
This morning Aaron trimmed and plucked while Sarah sewed buttons on his costume for the Saturday judging. We packed up and rolled into town just in time to catch the big meeting of the World Beard and Moustache Association, a group of member organizations which oversees the selection of locations for the championships.
After some brisk harrumphing and moustache twirling, the decision was made to host world championships at Trondheim, Norway in 2011 and Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany in 2013. The meeting was about to end quietly when a grand debate erupted about the organizational structure of the association. No amount of thoughtful beard stroking or whisker twiddling could produce an amicable resolution so everyone decided it would be a good time to have a parade.
The evening wrapped up with a local facial hair competition, consumption of beverages and a performance by The Beards.
Ladies & gentlemen, I am pleased to present multi-event beard champion, intercontinental competitor and Alan Moore lookalike Burke Kenny: