So…guys…where do even begin with the saturday I just experienced?
An incomprehensible keyboard smash seems most accurate to describe all my feels.
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Right…*cough* well, now that’s out of the way, let’s start at the beginning.
As I mentioned in my previous text post, this weekend was Scrumpstock, a festival for cider and music, and most importantly where The Beards would be playing. So I thought it was a prime opportunity to get rid of all my leftover beards from this Beard A Day project. I had 114 left over that weren’t earmarked for selling, and they were just taking up space, so I boxed them up all ready to go.
My friend and I made good time, and got to the venue about midday, got our tent all sorted and then made our way in.
My expectation of how my beards would go down were mixed, and most of me expected to get turned away from venue because…well, why WOULD I be allowed in with a fairly large box? I could not have been more wrong.
Everyone embraced the beards with an enthusuasm I could NEVER have wished for in my wildest dreams. It was quite overwhelming if I do say so! My box was half depleted before I really noticed, and it was amazing to look around and see so many people wearing the beards the had made.
There were tons of absolute darlings who really spread the word and got people really involved with the beards. It was fantastic. The cider was awesome, the bands and performers were ace, and the day went far far too fast.
This man is called Ash Mandrake and you should all youtube/see him live because he is amazing and hilarious!
But then the moment we were all waiting for happened; The Beards themselves arrived! Early and innocuous and spent a long time before their late-night set milling around and joining in with the festivites of Scrumpstock.
I met them, guys. My main influence for this Beard A Day project, and I met them and talked to them.
I acted cool..I hope.
They are seriously the coolest guys ever.
Their set was absolutely incredible, as you’d expect, and they were just fantastic with the crowd. I was lucky enough to be stood right at the front and got to do a lot of beard touching. A lot of Beard beard touching. They were spectacular.
And then…in a moment I will remember for the rest of my life, I got asked up on stage for acknowledgement of the 114 beards I had given out. I’m fairly certain I didn’t act cool at that point.
After their performance we bought their CD and they were lovely enough to sign it for us.
And that was my Scrumpstock. Absolutely unbelievable weekend, I think I’m still processing it to be honest.
I also got massively sunburnt and had hardly any sleep, but saying it was worth it would be an understatement.
I’ll try and post more pictures when they get to me, and hopefully a few of the people who recieved a beard would be kind enough to send me pictures :D