Every November, in the name of charity, grown men up and down the country put down their razors, throw away the foam and shun the aftershave as they turn their upper lip into the sporter of a well-known ‘do’ – the moustache. Each year, whenever I observe this phenomenon, my little black heart goes out to those of you on the bear scene unable to join in, as the rest of the country flaunts their smoothed-chin privilege. How can you be expected to grow what’s already there? Don’t worry, bears, I’ve come up with a solution.
I shan’t mince my words. This World Aids Day I, Myra DuBois (that’s right, off the telly) will be teaming up with the BEEFMINCE crew to persuade, coerse and outright bully you into shaving your beards off for charity. I’ll let that sink in for a moment…
Look, it’s for a good cause. Through sponsorship you’ll be raising much needed funds for the GMFA and THT, doing what we can to help them in the battle against HIV and AIDS. You can’t argue with that really, can you?
Expect an on-stage beard-o-meter, a Bare-faced Bear Beauty Pagent and LIVE beard-shearing throughout the night. And who knows, twist my arm and threaten my life, you might get me on stage to belt out a few bars of something (I will be doing a full show).
The BEEFMINCE residents, Silverhook and Cactushead, will be swapping their house beats for a pop party. Special guest DJ: Panos Z.
Listen, it grows back. It’s not like we’re asking you to go sober for a month.
Don’t have a beard? You’ve got till the 1st of December to grow one.
Set up your own fundraising page now! Details at www.beefmince.co.uk/beardai
Doors – 6pm
Show – 8pm
Close – Midnight
Admission – £5 (all goes to charity)