Traveling bear event stops in Salt Lake

Strap it on and hold tight because the biggest, furriest, sexiest party for bears and their admirers is coming to Salt Lake City. Bearracuda is a traveling event that hosts some of the largest bear parties in the world. Since its humble beginnings in San Francisco in 2006, Bearracuda has grown to mammoth proportion.

After visiting 28 cities, Bearracuda is stopping in Salt Lake May 18, at JAM, 751 N. 300 West, for a second year of fun. If the trend continues from the 2009 Bearracuda in Salt Lake, this promises to be one of the biggest parties of the year.

“The second time we visit a city is always bigger,” said company founder Matt Bearracuda. “We had a great time and we’re really excited to come back to Salt Lake.”

Sexy and talented traveling bear disc jockey extraordinaire Matt Consola will be the guest host for the evening. There’s just no better place to be to catch all the masculine, butch and hairy men in Utah than Bearracuda.

“When people ask me what we are about, I tell them it’s a big dance party that really welcomes everybody; guys in their 20s to their 60s, tall guys, short guys, fat guys and most of the clientele has facial hair,” Matt Bearracuda said. “This isn’t a traditional club dance. It’s much more friendly and a ton of fun.”

Matt Bearracuda said he started the company because he saw a need for a frequent event for bears and their admirers in San Francisco.

“I knew the bears wanted to dance. There were other events, but nothing like this,” he said.

Six years and nearly dozens of cities later, the event has a worldwide reputation and recently expanded to Europe, where the reputation of the party preceded it, he said.

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