B.O.M.B. Miami – School of Facial Hair Excellence 2013

I managed to make another competition in 2013 besides the Nationals in New Orleans in September and this was the comp in Miami, FL. It was a 4 hour, uneventful trip south and Tobacco Road was easy to find with my GPS. Thankfully had no issues with the rental car this time either.

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Photo by LENZ Productions of Miami, Florida USA.

I arrived at Tobacco Road about 5 pm and I believe the comp started at 8. Gave me time to schmooze and chat with folks like Brian Damaged of B.O.M.B, and Scott Stebbins. Both great guys. Tobacco Road is a lovely spot, cozy, and has a charm all it’s own and it’s owner, Oski is a great guy, full of energy, and very nice. I love meeting folks and this was a great place for a competition. I was able to meet many folks I’d wanted to for awhile now; Jon Rice, Chelsea Easterling, Austin Buhchanan, Richard Sydney, and others. I also ran into friends I’d met in New Orleans in September too; Bill Holbrook , Grizzly Stonewall Jackson,  Chris Kriskovic, Paul Roof, and others. I also met many new folks such as RedBeard, Staniel McFranklin, and Adam Conslavo. All great folks, easy to chat with and all cool. 

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Brian Damaged and myself inside Tobacco Road.

I had a great time in Miami and the competition was organized and well done; Kudos to the crew at B.O.M.B. Jessy Lee was there taking pics (and her photography is sweet), as was LENZ Productions of Miami, being the Official Photographer I gathered. 

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Me with Paul Roof of Holy City, Charleston, SC.

 

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Selfie with Chris Kriskovic of Madison, WI.

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Bill Holbrook (TN), myself, and Adam Consalvo (GA)

 

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Chelsea Easterling and myself before the competition.

 

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myself with Brandon Bytell of North Florida.

 

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Scott Stebbins of B.O.M.B. Miami and myself

 

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Crazy Selfie with myself, Mikey Steel, Grizzly Stonewall Jackson, and…?

 

I had a lot of fun in Miami that night and am very happy I was able to attend this event. Again, Kudos out to B.O.M.B. Miami (Scott Stebbins, Brian Damaged, Jessy Lee, Mikey Steel, and many others) for a well run, fun, and exciting event. To Oski, owner of Tobacco Road, great place for a comp, and a most enthusiastic man too. 

Thanks to all and to Bill Holbrook for videoing the Full Beard Natural (over 8 inches) group for me and to him and his friend Audrey for hanging out and watching my stuff as I flitted around like a fly on a hot…. lol 

 

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Full Beard Natural over 8 inches. L to R; Travis Oliver, Gary W Norman, Grizzly Stonewall Jackson, Jon Rice, and John Hazard.

 

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L to R; Mikey Steel, Richard Sydney, and Austin Buchanan

 

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Staniel McFranklin and myself chatting it up about Pipes and Pipe tobacco.

 

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Bill Holbrook and Adam Consalvo

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Me! this photo was taken by Oski of Tobacco Road.

 

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…and my certificate of graduation! Each competitor was given one of these. 🙂

 

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About Gary W Norman

54 yr old Beardsman, Pipe smoker, Network Creator/Webmaster, College Grad, Dog Lover, Coffee & Tea Fiend, Romantic, Photographer/Artist, Music lover, Nature lover, budding superstar and Coffee Shop Philosopher, OCD, bipolar.
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