The first “Bald Fest” arrives in New York
Hairless is more.
The people of Gotham will revel in their lack of locks this month at New York’s first-ever “Bald Fest” – a bacchanal for cropped scalps and those who love them.
“Bald Fest is a celebration of owning your own destiny,” organizer Rami Even-Esh told The Post, saying everyone would be welcome. “The people who are losing their hair, who are losing their hair, who are bald, who suffer from alopecia, who are bald allies and businesses owned by bald people. “
Even-Esh, a 40-year-old Brooklyn-based rapper known as Kosha Dillz, said he sees the event as a way to poke fun at the city’s sweltering fashion week, which will be taking over stores. better-off parts of town. later this month.
“It’s the opposite of fashion week,” Even-Esh said. “The Bald Party will celebrate the things people don’t have, namely hair.”
It is estimated that 50 million men and 30 million women in the United States suffer from some hair loss, according to the United States National Library of Medicine.
The festival will mark National Bald is Beautiful Day on the evening of September 13 at the legendary underground club Rubulad in Brooklyn.
The venue space does not have an official public location, and anyone wishing to attend can only get the address after purchasing an $ 18 ticket from their website. All proceeds will go to aid the earthquake in Haiti, organizers said. Even-Esh says he will have room for hundreds.
Tickets will also be sold at the door. Anyone who shows up and is ready to have their head shaved by an on-site barber will be granted free access.
Events on offer include bald musical performances and bald poetry readings and even a “bald mitzvah” – with kippahs – which “will celebrate a man who flourishes and goes bald”.
Entertainment will include a roster of semi-notable bald performers in New York City, including street acrobats Tic and Tak. Instagram influencer Nicholas Heller (aka New York Nico) will also be on hand for bald trivia. Participants can also expect to take home a large supply of free Bic razors.
“I’m new to all of this. I shaved my head. I was bald,” Heller told the Post, saying he usually wears a hat and has struggled with “bald pride” in the past. . “Maybe this is my chance to really kiss her and lose the hat for a little while.”
“Everyone is going bald. It’s a good way to bring everyone together. Bald solidarity, ”Even-Esh said.