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Hi Stache Pag fans.
Let’s bring another moustache party to Portland. This time it is the American Moustache Institute’s annual Stache Bash. This lip sweater celebration is held every fall at the AMI’s chapter of the year. If the New England chapter wins (and word is, the voting is close!), the event will be held in our hair city.
More from the AMI site:
The American Mustache Institute is seeking a host city for its annual charity event ‘Stache Bash presented by Wahl Trimmer, AMI’s annual celebration of the sexually dynamic Mustached American lifestyle which raises thousands for various charity and brings millions in economic impact to the host city. The 2012 host city will be chosen by popular vote for the AMI Chapter of the Year, and the winning chapter will not only host the event, but choose a local charitable beneficiary. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 4, the same day nominations open for the Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year award, the winner of which will also be announced at ‘Stache Bash.
So let’s help the New England Chapter get the win. Dr Lou Jacobs, president of the New England Chapter, needs your help! Voting ends Sept 4, so cruise on over to http://www.americanmustacheinstitute.org/ami-chapter-of-the-year-to-host-stache-bash/ and vote often!
We are very proud to present the judges for the 2012 Stache Pag. Contestants, I suggest you get on their good side, as they determine whether you make the finals!
Lippy Von Stachunter
Fiona “Upper Lip Flapper” Fingerstash
Fiona Fingerstash, a five-time Stache Pag judge, began her lip flapping moustache love affair at the tender and ripe age of 6 when she met Tom Selleck and lost her first tooth all in the same night. Quite a start indeed, but question not from whence greatness comes, this chick knows how to use a sharpie and never turns down a moustache ride.
Ivana Stacheride, a five time Stache Pag judge, has been a lip duster enthusiast since early childhood when she discovered that lovable rascal Yosemite Sam. Other heroes include Weird Al Yankovic, Cleveland Brown, John Waters, Albert Einstein and Ned Flanders. Ivana is currently working on cataloging these and other worthy soup strainers into the National Moustache Archives. If you give Ivana a stache ride she just might consider including yours, too.
The Bristle Official
Descending from a long line of mustachioed middle school referees held to rigorous grooming standards, The Bristle Official isn’t new to understanding furry perfection. She judges strictly by the rules, so contestants better shape up or ship out!
“I’m looking for the Star Staches!”
This company opened a can of whoop-ass on other craft brews sometime last year when they created a company focused on creating heady brew…wait for it…exclusively in a can.
That’s right! No more settling for amateur beer at the beach, at festies, or anywhere else bottles are more dangerous than a rabid squirrel. They do kegs too, but seriously, isn’t a keg just a huge can? It is.
No Umbrella and the Stache Pag visited Baxter’s domain recently and had a blast. Their brewers are not only talented and good-looking, but they are funny too. Check out the video and make your way to Baxter’s website. Once convinced, make your way to a New England store and pick yourself up a sixer.
Cheers to Baxter Brewing, supporter (and sporter!) of the Stache since 2012!!
We’ve been using Twitter a little more lately. We love it, mostly for laughs. Just get on there and search for “mustache OR moustache” and read. Some good, some bad, some downright disturbing. But all human (well, at least the utterings).
However, Twitter also been a worthy channel of communication with our supporters. Supporters have come in all shapes and sizes, and, since the launch of the #StacheFilmFest, from all over the world. Some weeks ago, we began communicating with one of our early followers, @MrNatty.
Mr. Natty is a self-proclaimed “bloody good barber” from across the Atlantic, who also sells an incredible array of products. With both his grooming skills and a wide variety of grooming and preparation products, Mr. Natty keeps his customers happy. And he does it on the web, as well. On his blog, Mr. Natty features compelling imagery and occasional chronicles of his adventures in England and Europe.
Apparently, according to our friends at More & Co., who met Mr. Natty in an airport recently, “he’s a bit of a celebrity.” Even without knowing that, we are honored to have Mr. Natty as our first ever international sponsor of the Pag and Film Fest. We are psyched to try his products, as well.
And while Mr. Natty sends his regards (he isn’t able to make the Pag this year all the way from England), we hope he will give it a shot next year. Check him out on his blog and on Twitter, and most importantly, give his products a try! Here is a link to Mr. Natty as featured in magazines and other great press for his fine work!
Cheers, Mr. Natty, here is to you, and we are pleased to have you aboard Maine’s little moustache train!
A quote from the man himself: ”TWIZZLE THAT TOP LIP PRIVET DOINGS CHAPS”
If you know Mr. Natty, or have questions for him, please leave a comment. I’m sure he’d love to hear from you; I know we would.
See you at the Pag. Oh, and don’t forget that tickets are on sale now. VIP — the real deal — is only $20.
Yes, it’s finally March, thankfully. Took long enough. We’ve been waiting all year for this month.
Our airport is PWM
To get downtown from the airport, grab a cab, or drop us a Tweet to see if we are available to pick you up.
Our train access is through the Amtrak Downeaster
Here is a link to the schedules and fares for the train from Boston.
To get downtown from the train station, grab a cab, or drop us a Tweet to see if we are available to pick you up.
Where to Stay
Click this link to find some hotels in the Portland area.
If you operate a hotel, and want your link here, click here.
Once you make it to Portland, you’ll find our downtown area is incredibly walkable.
Plus, people are nice, so you can usually just hop in the back of an open truckbed or grab the back of delivery truck if your lazy and courageous. The Stache Pag is Friday night and is right downtown at Port City Music Hall. It’s the one with the huge lit up marquee sign. The only excuse for missing it is that your moustache is so big an bushy that it covers your eyes (and in that case you have a great shot at actually winning the Pag).
The Stache FIlm Fest is on Saturday, and that’s not walkable from Downtown.
How to get from downtown to the film fest venue.
If you don’t have a car:
Take the bus. Here is the bus schedule for Bus 6.
The 6 is the only route that goes to North Deering part of Portland, which is where the Grange Hall is. Here are a few tips about the Portland bus system:
Tip 1: different bus stops from downtown service different routes.
Pay attention and make sure you are at the right stop for the 6. people are friendly. if they are waiting at a bus stop, the chances are that they know everything there is to know about the bus system, so ask them if you are at the right stop for the 6.
Tip 2: tell the driver your destination.
When you get on the bus and pay your toll of $1.50, politely inform the friendly driver that you are heading to the grange Hall in North Deering, and that you don’t know when to pull the chain. They will make sure you get off at the correct stop.
If you do have a car:
Click here for the directions from Port City Music Hall to the Deering Grange Hall. The grange Hall looks like this:
It lives at the corner of Washington Avenue and Cypress St. in Portland.
Finally, to get a taxicab, use one of these local taxi services.
If you run a taxi service, and want your link here, click here.
We look forward to seeing you in Portland, ME! If you have any questions, leave a comment.
I have no idea what day it is, but Moustache March must be looming.
My moustache hurts. Or is it a tingle? What could that mean this time?
In the past, it has meant that weather is coming. However, I checked it out, and it looks pretty good for the next few days. Plus, that was more pain than tingle.
One time that feeling was a clear indication that we were going into a recession; this time, could it mean that we’re on our way out? Hmm . . . seems to disagree with my 8 Ball (Stache vs. 8 Ball is for another day). Also, again, that was more like butterflies in my moustache than a tingle. This is definitely a tingle.
No, the type of tingling it has right now feels sexy. It’s the tingle of restless anticipation, furry foreplay.
Ah, yes! I know the exact feeling; I know what my stache-y sense is telling me.
I will give you a hint…
Movember is now a healthy distance in our rearview, a tease it was . . .
Winter thickens . . .
The season of cabin fever and hunkering down has reached its maturity, and slowly declines . . .
It’s getting closer, that time of the year of moustache greatness. The ceremonious event at which the manly faces of the world embrace a judgment-free awareness the power and beauty of their stache is a mere distance away. We shall collectively pay homage to the man of the stache… at The Stache Pag.
2 other creative people. Both of these people should have, at some point in their life, had a moustache for an extended period of time.*
1 topic of conversation: Moustaches.
That was surreal. Did that really happen? Was it all a stache dream? (If it was, you’d better wake up and apologize.)
We’re guessing the images and sounds from your cameras and phones suggest that indeed it was not a dream. Don’t be shy to show us your goods. The world wants to see.
Prior to unveiling the winners, we want to again thank Charlie Mitchell and all the hard working crew at Bayside Bowl. What an awesome place. These guys were so accommodating and easy to work with. Please take time to thank them on behalf of the Stache Pag next time you’re there.
Without further adieu, the finalist of this year’s Pag were…
Uncle Rico: Moustachio, Valet Parking, and Carmen Electrastache
Magnum P.I.: Topper, Dixon Yermom, and Chest Rockwell
1899 Maine Legislature: Granville M. Dodge, Rich Uncle Pennybags, and Brumski
Thigh Tickler: Daniel Davenport III, Fu Man Chooch, and Sneezer Chavez
AND THE WINNERS ARE…
Uncle Rico: MOUSTACHIO
Magnum P.I.: DIXON YERMOM
1899 Maine Legislature: BRUMSKI
Thigh Tickler: SNEEZER CHAVEZ
Honorable Mention: Chest Rockwell
CONGRATULATIONS MEN! MAY THE STACHE BE WITH YOU.
But really, acknowledging the risk of being over-the-top corny, everyone won, because that was ridiculously fun for everyone involved. Thank you to all the contestants! Thank you to all the judges! Thank you to all the volunteers! Thank you sponsors! Visit them on the web: Urban Farm Fermentory, madworld designs, PortSports Social Club, No Umbrella Media, Eolian Energy, Innersense Screenprinting. Without all of you, there is no Stache Pag and there is no moustache ride. We want to hear from you, be it suggestions, ideas, or praise, so leave a comment on our facebook page or right here in the comments section, if you want.
With sincere Stache Love,
Nick & Zeke
This time, it’s business.
Stache Pag is this Friday and here is some information you handsome moustache aficionados may find useful:
First off – Online Ticket Sales and Stache Registrations will close Thursday at midnight.
But don’t fret, tickets are available at the door too. Doors at 9. Show at 10.
For those who have already pre-paid, your name is on the will call list. Will Call is at the lower door at Bayside Bowl (the one closest to the parking lot). Show us your ID and you’re in! Remember, this is a 21+ event.
For those buying tickets at the door, please come to upper door (the one with steps). Tickets are $10 if you have a moustache (real or fake). Without a moustache, it’s $20. (Chillax: We will have fake moustaches on hand at the door for sale for $1.)
Remember, this event is a fundraiser for the Maine Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
Ok. More Info for Contestants:
A. Thanks to all of you have already registered.
B. That’s a beautiful piece of facial hair above your lip.
C. All categories are about half full with pre-registrants, but since space is forcing us to cap each category at 15, make sure you get there early enough to ensure your registration.
D. Contestant Private Party goes from 7 to 9. This is sponsored by the Urban Farm Fermentory. Contestants are welcome to bring a date to this, as long as the date has purchased a ticket (you can buy them at the door for $10). If you have pre-registered make sure you are there by 8:00. If you haven’t pre-registered, get there as close to 7 as you think is necessary to ensure your registration. Moustache men take risks.
E. Check out the rules… make sure you have put some thought into a moustache name (this is how we refer to you–or your moustache, if you’d like–during the Pag), and three keywords we can read as you strut onto the stage (an adjective, a verb or adverb, and a noun).
Bayside Bowl has delicious food. They will have a smaller, moustache-themed menu for the evening. We recommend arriving hungry!
While each contestant gets a Tshirt with registration, there will also be Tshirts available to the general public at the event. Sizes Youth L to Adult XXL.
Also, surely by now you have seen the Stache Pag posters around Portland. Local artist Johnathan Cook did an amazing job with these. Each one is printed using a 2-layer screen printing process, and then adorned with a unique moustache. On the night of the Pag you can call one of these local art posters yours. What you do with it, other than protect it with your stache (or life), is up to you. They will be $20 each and will likely sell quickly. Cash only, so bring an extra Jackson, and get in on this action.
See you in a couple days, you handsome, hairy souls.