Tacheback 2007

Tacheback 2007

When I was at the Great British Beer Festival in Earl's Court in London, August 2007 I noticed a strange stall there where people weren't buying beer, but where someone was taking photos of people wearing stick on moustaches - I had to investigate.

The stall was Tacheback and was basically asking men to get sponsorship to grow back their moustaches in the month of September in aid of testicular and prostate cancer research for the Everyman campaign. I felt the need to do my bit for this charity, so (being a tad daft at times) decided upon a dodgy 70's p0rn star style moustache.

To keep everyone's interest (tache growers and sponsors alike) the charity ran an on-line TacheWars, which I ended up winning, being crowned "Supreme Champion" thanks to the dedication and sore fingers of all of my supporters. I even appeared in the East Lothian Courier and the Daily Record ... and Scotland Today got hold of the story too!

This daft tache raised £1,878.23 for the Everyman Campaign :-)

Even though this event is long over, the charity will still gladly accept donations, so if you liked the video, then please sponsor my tache on-line.

So, on to the bits that everyone wants to see: the stop frame animation videos that I have on YouTube:

The final sequence - the culmination of 39 days of growing / sculpting / taking photos.

If the "Sledgehammer" effect is too much for you, try this one:

If you're still interested, here's the photo diary:

Wednesday 22/08/2007, 20:00, T = 0

[Tacheback 2007 - day 0]

Start off with a blank canvas.

Yes, I know it's a bit before September, but this way I get a fuller and bushier tache!

For all you petrol heads / geeks out there, the shave was performed flawlessly with a Braun Activator 8595 in 7 minutes and 15 seconds (according to its built in timer).

Thursday 23/08/2007, T = 1 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 1]

Friday 24/08/2007, T = 2 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 2]

Saturday 25/08/2007, T = 3 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 3]

Sunday 26/08/2007, T = 4 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 4]

Monday 27/08/2007, T = 5 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 5]

Tuesday 28/08/2007, T = 6 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 6]

Wednesday 29/08/2007, T = 7 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 7]

Thursday 30/08/2007, T = 8 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 8]

Even a quick shave of the hied to go with the face fuzz

Friday 31/08/2007, T = 9 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 9]

Saturday 01/09/2007, T = 10 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 10]

At last, September arrives, so it's time for the dodgy 70s p0rn star moustache to be "sculpted."
Another month to go!

Sunday 02/09/2007, T = 11 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 11]

Monday 03/09/2007, T = 12 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 12]

The first day of work with my new facial hair!

Tuesday 04/09/2007, T = 13 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 13]

Wednesday 05/09/2007, T = 14 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 14]

Thursday 06/09/2007, T = 15 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 15]

Friday 07/09/2007, T = 16 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 16]

Saturday 08/09/2007, T = 17 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 17]

Sunday 09/09/2007, T = 18 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 18]

Monday 10/09/2007, T = 19 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 19]

Tuesday 11/09/2007, T = 20 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 20]

Wednesday 12/09/2007, T = 21 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 21]

Thursday 13/09/2007, T = 22 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 22]

Friday 14/09/2007, T = 23 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 23]

Saturday 15/09/2007, T = 24 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 24]

Oops - due to a 3 hour train journey from York to Derby, a quick check into a hotel and then immediately out to the pub for a stag doo, no photo was taken today.

So here's a quick impression of what the tache looked like :-)

Sunday 16/09/2007, T = 25 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 25]

Monday 17/09/2007, T = 26 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 26]

Tuesday 18/09/2007, T = 27 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 27]

I decided that my "tickler" was a tad big, so it's been narrowed a tad

Wednesday 19/09/2007, T = 28 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 28]

Thursday 20/09/2007, T = 29 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 29]

Friday 21/09/2007, T = 30 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 30]

Saturday 22/09/2007, T = 31 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 31]

Sunday 23/09/2007, T = 32 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 32]

Monday 24/09/2007, T = 33 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 33]

The final week at last!

Tuesday 25/09/2007, T = 34 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 34]

Wednesday 26/09/2007, T = 35 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 35]

Thursday 27/09/2007, T = 36 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 36]

This is the look for going to work tomorrow - on the bus too, I might add!

Just think of the number of people that will be going to work with a smile on their face after laughing at me on the bus :-)

Friday 28/09/2007, T = 37 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 37]

Take a man to beer and watch him drink and get daft :-)

[Tacheback 2007 - Group Photo]

Click on photo for a larger view.

The Tachebackers from Edinburgh that all met up in the Cask And Barrel.

From back left: Gingerstubble (Steven Hedley), The Rusty Tache (me, Gavin Cameron), Tache Rash boys and girls (Stephen Nixon, Joe Galletta, Leanne McCrae, Ifran Saeed, Colin McCrae, Jan Grieve, Tom Lee).

Saturday 29/09/2007, T = 38 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 38]

Sunday 30/09/2007, T = 39 day

[Tacheback 2007 - day 39a] [Tacheback 2007 - day 39b] [Tacheback 2007 - day 39c]



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