ICYMI: Kurri Kurri’s inaugural Mulletfest took place over the weekend at the Chelmsford Hotel and it’s exactly what you picture in your head right now.
Now times that by 150 and you’ve got the exact number of proud mullet-wearers who signed up for the most ‘Straya festival ever.
But hey, this wasn’t just a chill festival to celebrate an iconic hairdo at because proud mullet-wearers had the chance to enter five ‘Best Mullet’ categories and the names are just fucking quality. There was everyday, grubby, ranga, ladies, and junior mullet ‘cos it’d be a bummer for the kids to miss out on this one.
And from all 150 mullets, one was voted overall ‘Best Mullet’ and lucky Shane Hanrahan, or Shag as he prefers took out the almighty trophy. As you can imagine, he was pretty chuffed especially since he hasn’t had a trim since 1985 and his mullet runs down to his waist. That’s a bloody commitment and a half. Shag told AAP this was the first trophy he’d ever won and honestly our hearts are warming for him.
Of course, Shag celebrated his win by drinking Jim Bean outta his silver cup and then rocking out with the band, Stunned Mullets as they played AC/DC’s Dirty Deeds.
The fest is the brainchild of Kurri Kurri hairdresser, Laura Hawkins who also played host on the day. In case you haven’t figured it out just yet, Kurri Kurri is quite the mullet central.
And now without further ado, here are some glorious pics of the 2018 Mulletfest:
Can we just take a moment to appreciate the trophy and how bloody stoked the kid looks.
Check out Shag, bottom right.
“We’re getting married next year and she said if I lose the mullet she’ll call off the wedding.”
Also you need this in your life:
Judges included the Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson, footballer Brett Mullins, and none other than the self-proclaimed Mullet Lord himself.
If you don’t know who Mullet Lord is, here is a solid picture:
What a time to be alive.
There hasn’t been any official word yet but based on the popularity of the fest, we’d say there’ll be another one next year. So get growin’.