28 September 2016
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016: Walking on nails with a million dollar scowl, there he is, Mr. Northeast. When asked he can discuss craft brewing for hours while stroking his luxurious facial hair. Dressed in only his finest flannel, Mr. Northeast is looking for the kind of love you can only find at bar close. From the wrong side of the tracks, collecting vinyl before it was cool, more legend than mere mortal, he’s got what it takes to represent his corner of the city. He’ll take the town by storm, with his all-American face and form, he’s Mr. Northeast!
Yes, the lights will shine bright on Grumpy's Northeast as the men of Northeast compete before a panel of celebrity judges in such distinguished categories as “Fashion,” “Talent,” and "Question and Answer" to capture the crown, the title and fabulous prizes. The distinguished judging panel includes Sean Tillmann (Har Mar Superstar), Lori Barbero (Babes in Toyland), Tony Zaccardi (Romantica, Eleganza!), Robyne Robinson (News anchor/reporter), and Aaron Neumann (Northeast Guy)! It’s not just a neighborhood, it’s a lifestyle, and the Northeast lifestyle will be duly judged.
Participants were asked to step up, strike a pose, and show the neighborhood what makes them the quintessential Northeast dudes. From a pool of male-identified Northeast residents, 11 contestants were hand-picked by the Mr. Northeast committee. Every $10 entrance fee and $5 day-of donation made at the door will directly benefit East Side Neighborhood Services*.
This ridiculous display of stereotypes and superficiality would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors: Jameson Irish Whiskey, Indeed Brewing Company, Sentyrz Liquor & Supermarket. Thank you for making dreams come true!
*Smile and wave for the event's nonprofit partner, East Side Neighborhood Services: Organized in 1915, East Side Neighborhood Services is a nonprofit human service agency that provides social and other services to individuals, families and the communities of primarily Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis.
The nitty gritty:
Mr. Northeast Pageant
Saturday October 1st at Grumpy's Northeast
DOORS 4pm, $5 Donation (No Advanced Tickets Sold)
MC Ian Rans
JUDGES Sean Tillmann (Har Mar Superstar), Lori Barbero (Babes in Toyland), Tony Zaccardi (Romantica, Eleganza!), Robyne Robinson (News anchor/reporter), and Aaron Neumann (Northeast Guy)!
DJ Christy Costello
GRAND PRIZE Free Indeed Brewing Company beer for a year (One case per month for 12 months. $500 value)