There are a number of annual celebrations in this country that are greatly anticipated, as participants seek to re-create and re-live the glory from past times. For Pseudo Blue and their fans, no event is as greatly anticipated as the Burt Reynolds Annual Mustache Bash. This year was no exception. In its second year of existence, the Bash certainly lived up to it’s high expectations …. and then some.
Weeks prior to the event, mustache sightings were at an all-time high throughout the Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington area in preparation for the February 11th show (conveniently on Reynolds’ Birthday) held at Banks Channel Pub and Grille in Wrightsville Beach, NC. The debut of this year’s custom Burt Reynolds trophy created even higher stakes, as it would soon perfectly supplement and certify a year’s worth of bragging rights for the mustache champion.
Pseudo Blue greeted the anxious crowd with a heavy funk jam which trickled into their much-beloved classic “Rehab Queen”. The crowd was soon immersed in a boogie frenzy which superseded the intensity of last year’s extravaganza (not an easy feat). At the stroke of midnight, the band capped off their first set with a cover of The Band’s “Shape I’m In.” The battle for the trophy had begun.