Hairy Hairfarmers moments 

Who: The Hairfarmers

Where: Private parties and sunny patios all over Whistler

Next show: Uli’s in Creekside, May 16

They’ve played with some of the biggest names on the Canadian music scene including Our Lady Peace, Swollen Members, Great Big Sea, Biff Naked, Econoline Crush and Wide Mouth Mason. They’ve played some of the craziest festivals you could ever hear about and played some private parties they could never speak of, and they’ve got fans all over the world.

They are Guitar Doug and Grateful Greg, two of the hardest-working and hairiest musicians in Whistler, collectively known as the Hairfarmers. They’re regulars at apres’ both on stage and at the bar. They’ve played Dusty’s, the GLC, Black’s, Citta’s and everywhere in between, especially Merlin’s as hosts of Friday’s bi-monthly Pay Day parties.

They’re about to embark on a short U.K. tour at the end of this month but before they go, we challenged the hairy ones to pool their creative input into remembering the winter that was. Here’s what they can recall:

Some of the crazier moments:

Doug : A Team Scotland member showed up one night in a kilt. He got up on the surfboard facing the stage and took the socks off a rather tanned and lithe Colorado apres skier with his teeth while dancing in ski boots.

Greg : A bare butt bongo contest at Merlin's during WSSF.

We thought we’d seen everything until:

Doug : A 250 pound Aussie rugby player ran up to the stage and threw all his clothes into a pile one night. He turned to me, tucked his bits between his legs and spun around to face the audience with a book of matches in his hands. He proceeded to light his chest hair on fire then headed right south and whoa the stink and look of absolute shock in the audience. Then a week later he manages to dance with two knock-out beautiful twins who happened to be in town on a model shoot.

Greg : Hands down the funniest thing I've seen done this season was the Barely Zen sushi dinner party, truly you had to be there. I won't tell here, but ask me sometime in person, ha ha ha.

The female species can be just as eye-opening:

Doug : An English girl got up, unzipped her top on stage and bent backward into a Limbo, placed a full beer in her cleavage and emptied it without spilling a drop.


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