The Belfast Beards project rumbles on with number 5 beard, Petesy Burns. I met Petesy several years ago whilst doing some video work at an on site theatre show in Belfast. He had his beard then and thankfully still has it today. I met up with him just before he was about to play at a gig in the Whitla Hall in Belfast. We couldn’t get in to the Whitla Hall so made do with the hall in the Lanyon Building. I wasn’t 100% sure we were allowed to set up there but I figured since we wouldn’t be there for long we would be grand!
Neil: How long have you been growing your beard?
Petesy: On and off for around 5 years now.
Neil: Do you have any daily grooming routines?
Petesy: None what so ever. It just does its own thing!
Neil: Whats the best/worst thing about having a beard?
Petesy: The best thing is it gives me something to stroke when I am trying to look pensive. The worst thing is when it gets caught in zips now and again.
Neil: Anything daft happen recently due to you having a beard?
Petesy: Aye, some dude wanted to talk photos of it! (Neil: Fair point!)
Neil: Any other notable points?
Petesy: Its better to have a beard and not need one than not have a beard and need one.