Of course we weren’t done with the Trampled beards! It was a pleasure meeting “Woody” (left) and “D” (right) last week at the show. We know (perhaps from research) that you can find Woody and his beard slinging brew at the one and only Denver Beer Co. He told us his favorite part about having a beard is the lack of attention it needs and the amount of attention it gets. He must have good taste in women because his girlfriend loves his facial fur. Believe it or not, more milk than beer ends up getting caught in his beard. D’s from Duluth, MN and is a bluegrass man through and through. We quickly learned that “D” is a man of few words. When asked about what he’d like to say for his beard he told us, “pretty sure the beard speaks for itself”. Sure does, my friend.
We happened upon Austin (left) and Martin (right) in the balcony of the Ogden theatre as they awaited the Tramped by Turtles to come onstage. Austin left Chicago last April and got to Denver as fast as he could. He’s had his beard since October 14th, when he had to shave for his sister’s wedding— now that’s love. He loves taking his beard with him to skate parks and concerts. His buddy Martin, who’s originally from upstate New York and Germany, now calls Denver home. He used to work in the music industry in mainly ska and hip hop, but now breeds snakes, bull pythons, and other reptiles and sells them from home–up to 40 breeds! With a badass job like that, of course he has an equally bad ass beard. He’s kept his beard for the last 10 years or so, and we hope he keeps it for decades more!
Roland from Golden! We also met this beauty of a beard at the Trampled show. Is the a pattern here? Roland’s been growing his beard for most of 2012. He also is a lucky man and has the support of his beard lovin’ beauty—who he happened to meet in the 7th grade. She did mention that if he ever shaves his face she’s out the door. Beard loyalty! He recommends using a dry conditioner oil to help keep his locks in check. With beard spottings like this, the Ogden is sure to get more of our paychecks.
Some beards kum and some beards go, this one’s sure to last forever! Holy Chattanooga! Meet Kevin. He’s been a Denver resident for the past 6 years and has almost had his beard that entire time. For the past 5 years, he’s only trimmed it. We need to thank his smokin’ wife for her love and support—when asked if he should ever shave she replied, “hell no”. His kid’s are also huge fans; they got him a book about beards last Father’s Day. His one piece of advice for the beard fans: “Always trim without a guard”.
The only thing that could possibly compliment this beard more would be a white Russian milk stache. This fine specimen is Ray from Lakewood. This particular beard is only 3 months young. You can typically find Ray and his beard at a Denver concert venue or up in the Rockies for some alpine love. He’s been a Mary Jane-er (obviously) his whole life but is giving some love to Loveland this ski season. When asked what the biggest joy is that his beard brings him, he told us he loves that it gets him on a lot of cool websites. Best answer yet. We asked him about his grooming schedule and he told us that he let’s the beard be as it will, “the beard must abide”.
We met Brett in Jupiter–literally. Well, Jupiter, Florida that is. As if it wasn’t amazing enough to be at a late night beach party along the Atlantic Ocean celebrating friends who had gotten married earlier that day, we also had the pleasure of stumbling upon Brett and his amazing ginger beard. Brett has been living in Jupiter for seven years and items he keeps on his bucket list include keeping his awesome beard growing and finding a good woman who appreciates his beard, which we can’t imagine will be too tough a task. Move to Denver Brett, and it may be even easier! Until then, keep up the good beard-growing work.
It’s true what they say, everything grows better on the Vine. It was beard Mecca at Vine Street last night, that’s where we met this beard of Biblical proportions, Laban. This beard was born and raised in Ohio and has been calling Denver home for the past 8 years. He keeps his 8 month old beard in check by doing nothing. He’s a no-maintenance, true mountain man. When asked if people like to talk about his beard, his response: “No, just you, actually.” We don’t believe him. He has a lot of support for his beard, his wife is a huge fan and he told us he loves Colorado because no one judges the bearded man. No we don’t, Ladan, we only admire.
One-half of the Beards of Denver main cohort traveled to the amazing and ever-exciting state of South Dakota a few weeks ago to celebrate Christmas time, eat entirely too much food, and document a few beards while on location. Mark not only sports an especially impressive beard, he’s also the younger brother of one of the ladies behind BOD. Mark’s been growing his beard the past few months, and is pictured here with the infamous Wheaten Terrier Daisy, who sports her own impressive beard, which she, like Mark, grows out during Beard Season. While Mark resides in Sioux Falls, South D, he does make appearance in Denver, with his next to be sometime in the early half of 2013. When he’s not busy grooming his beard, he’s a connoisseur of Chicken Pot Pies. Keep up the great Beard work, Mark and Daisy!
Happy hump day! Boy did we have a rip roaring good time ogling the bearded beauties on Broadway last weekend. Here’s Taylor, we found him enjoying some delicious brews at the Hornet. Taylor got to Denver as fast as possible from his home state of Florida. We feel ya, buddy. Less white linen, more manly beards is our motto. His current beard is about 3 months old and he loves that it opens the door for conversation. He strives to make the volume of his beard equal throughout and he does this by only shampooing it on occasion to keep the beard fro in check. He’d like to suggest that all men have the potential to grow a beard and that they should just go for it and see what happens. We agree!
Here are some guest beards for your Tuesday! Meet John, Kyle and Chris (left to right) from Missouri. John and his beard come from Joplin where he’s the president of Trumascape. He loves that his beard is a loyal companion and is always there for him. “I usually pet my beard when I’m in deep thought; it’s there to support me”. He also takes the verbal abuse from his loved ones in stride, like when his mom and sister say “we hope you’re not doing this because you think it looks good”. Be patient with them, John. Not all understand the magic of the beard. Next we have Kyle, who started growing his beard after Movember to show up some of his friends in good ‘ol bearded competition. Ladies of Missouri, you can find this beard studying hard in PT school at Rockhurst University. Last is the life saving beard. Chris is an ICU RN in Joplin. You know you’re in good hands with facial hair like this. What lucky patients you have! Nice meeting you beards–now, do our community a favor and move to Denver!