Fans getting festive for Dollar Beard Night at Fenway
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Dollar beard night at Fenway Park proved to be the hottest ticket in town. Any Red Sox fan with a real or fake beard could go to Wednesday night’s game, just for a buck, and the promotion is definitely growing in popularity.
They came from afar, they came from next door, but they had all one thing in common, a beard.
“She's four weeks old so this will be her first Red Sox game,” said Nick Rogers.
Some were more like five o'clock shadows.
“It’s just been a matter of being even more lazy than I would already be,” Drew Starr said.
Others were obviously fake, and a few were hurriedly drawn on with a sharpie, even if fans weren't sure exactly how long they would last.
“Probably at least a couple of days, but it will be totally worth taking four or five or six showers to get it off of my face,” said Max Hulett.
A dollar ticket for any fan with a beard, real or fake, some so fantastic they'd give Mike Napoli or Jonny Gomes a run for their money.
“Who wouldn't want to wear a beard on a beautiful day,” said Lindsay Knops.
Among the bearded devotees, the Boston Beard Bureau, who came out in full force. Proud member Bert Mayer designed his for the full count, three balls and two strikes. He also thought some of the men were striking out.
“On the women and children, it's totally okay but I really thought that the guys of Boston would step their game up. But there's way more fake beards here tonight than I thought there would be,” said Bert Mayer.
Hopefully tonight, instead of just the players tugging at each other's beards after a good play, it will be all of the devoted fans.
Call these displays shaggy, stubbled, or whiskered, but you can also call them fans getting a good deal.