The call went out on social media last week: Bears were invited to show up in the gayborhood to film a video. Shorts and athletic shoes — no shirts — were all that was required. What was it for? Well, now we know
Iris McCallister, the wife of FT33 chef Matt McCallister, is a frequent LIKEr of my Facebook posts, and vice versa. A few weeks ago, Iris posted something like this on her Facebook page: “Just came from a beer tasting and never have I seen so many bearded men in flannel!” Being the jokester I am, I said, “You should attend TBRU!”
Registration for Texas Bear Round Up is off to a fast start. TBRU 18 takes place March 14-17. As of 11 p.m. last night, only four rooms were left for Thursday through Saturday at the The Crowne Plaza, the host hotel. just two hours after registration began. The hotel is now sold out. Last year, TBRU took 36 hours to sell as many rooms.
The guys of BearDance outdid themselves this year. Last year, the nonprofit organization, which hosts its Big D party during Texas Bear Round Up, raised more than $21,000 for Dallas Bears’ beneficiaries. Yesterday, they presented the community group a check for an astounding $30,00