Part beard competition, part sideshow, part carnival and all badass, join us March 2, 2013 for the second annual Freaks and Beards.
Freaks & Beards takes place on Arlington Ave directly behind St. Pete’s most popular new bar, The Bends, located at 919 1st Avenue N, St. Petersburg, Florida - grab a map here.
Six facial categories are up for grabs, as are custom handmade trophies. Entertainment comes in the form of 20 Penny Circus, real-live mermaids, burlesque dancers, fire dancing and carnival games you’ve never seen before. If testing your strength at the High Striker isn’t your cup of tea, join us at one of three bars within walking distance of your disappointed lady friend.
As rites of passage go, growing facial hair is something every man spends his idle youth dreaming of. So it is no surprise that as soon as a young man’s facial follicles start sprouting, he gets the urge to outdo his fellow face farmers. Naturally, this competitive nature spawned the creation of organized beard competitions that have recently been taking over the Internet and now our living rooms with shows like IFC’s Whisker Wars. St. Petersburg is home to a host of great beards and holds the record for the 2012 Official World Beard Day All-Bearded Human Pyramid Competition, making it the perfect spot for the second annual Freaks and Beards.
Shot, Cut and Graded.
Pentax Super Takumar 55mm 1.8
Music: Don Abandons Alice - John Murphy - 28 Weeks Later OST