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Bearded Theory 2011

So Bearded Theory is 4 years old already and hasnít it grown up quickly! Itís also now at its 3rd different venue with the stately home of Kedleston Hall providing a spectacular backdrop for the 2011 event. In fact the National Trust run property was so posh that we actually had mowed lines in the lawn of the main arena and wished weíd all brought our croquet mallets. As well as the wonderfully lit main stage, there was the familiar Beard Top and Magical Sounds Dance Tent, plus an additional venue this year in the form of the Drop Inn. The line up was very impressive across all three days with headline performances from Athlete, The Waterboys and Alabama 3 and quality acts all the way down the bill.

There was absolutely stacks for the kids to do with zorbing, face painting and Gruffalo hugs aplenty. Lots of varied stalls and plenty of variety in the food outlets too. There was apparently a bit of a mix up in the camping fields which meant vans and tents were all mixed in together but nobody really seemed to mind. Toilets were absolutely spotless throughout. In fact there were only 2 real teething problems with the new site. Firstly the overzealous local council, who insisted stages either closed or quietened down earlier than scheduled. And also the bar which was frankly crap, ran out of beer, insisted punters werenít allowed to bring in their own drink and then increased their prices. Iím sure Rich and the other organisers are already working hard at sorting these issues out for next year and Iím looking forward to it already.
Verbal Warning
Verbal Warning
Approaching The Main Arena
Approaching The Main Arena
Decor
Decor
Drummers
Drummers
Gruffalo Hugs
Gruffalo Hugs
Bimbling
Bimbling
Facepaints
Facepaints
Stately Backdrop
Stately Backdrop
James Warner Prophecies
James Warner Prophecies
Amber Herd
Amber Herd
This Wicked Tongue
This Wicked Tongue
Atilla The Stockbroker
Atilla The Stockbroker
Beer Goggles
Beer Goggles
The Whip
The Whip
Appreciative
Appreciative
Mama Rosin
Mama Rosin
Meet The Audience
Meet The Audience
Athlete
Athlete
DAVE The Drummer
DAVE The Drummer
Campsite
Campsite
Neck
Neck
Our Mate Sara
Our Mate Sara
Eddie
Eddie
& The Hotrods
& The Hotrods
Early Beard
Early Beard
Adrian Edmondson
Adrian Edmondson
Daft Monkey Tim
Daft Monkey Tim
Daft Monkey Athene
Daft Monkey Athene
Zorbing
Zorbing
Goggles
Goggles
Dub Pistols
Dub Pistols
Abdoujaprov
Abdoujaprov
Arcadia Lamposts
Arcadia Lamposts
Undertones
Undertones
Yikes!
Yikes!
The Waterboys
The Waterboys
Hobo Jones
Hobo Jones
Do I Know You?
Do I Know You?
PC?
PC?
Masquerade
Masquerade
Happy Birthdays
Happy Birthdays
Cosmo
Cosmo
Blow Your Horn
Blow Your Horn
Hero Worship
Hero Worship
David Gibb
David Gibb
Rainbow Beards
Rainbow Beards
Posh Beards
Posh Beards
Pink Beard
Pink Beard
Lobster Beard
Lobster Beard
Double Beard
Double Beard
Veiled Beard
Veiled Beard
Gobby Beard
Gobby Beard
2 Tone
2 Tone
Wagner
Wagner
Horsing Around
Horsing Around
Champignon
Champignon
Belly Dancer
Belly Dancer
Mundo Jazz
Mundo Jazz
F@@cking Inappropriate!
"F@@cking Inappropriate!"
Black & White
Black & White
Laydees
Laydees
Great Costumes
Great Costumes
UK Subs
UK Subs
Fishing Fairy
Fishing Fairy
The Devils Prefects
The Devils Prefects
Yeehaw
Yeehaw
Loony
Loony
The Beat
The Beat
Rankin' Roger
Rankin' Roger
Misty's Big Adventure
Misty's Big Adventure
Transglobal Underground
Transglobal Underground
What A Voice!
What A Voice!
Robinson
Robinson
Larry Love Of Alabama 3
Larry Love Of Alabama 3
The Reverend D-Wayne Love
The Reverend D-Wayne Love
Temptation
Temptation