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Eleven best beards at the Fleet Foxes show last night

Seeing as Fleet Foxes' own Robin Pecknold dons a Christ-like beard, it would only make sense for his listeners to sport similar face rugs. Westword photographer Brandon Marshall eyeballed enough awe-inspiring beards last night at the Fillmore for us to dust off our fan-beard rating system (FBRS). This system is fault-free, seeing as I am whisker-less woman. In the position of objectivity, I am locked and loaded to determine the Holy Grail of beards that was amongst the Fleet Foxes crowd.

Beards will be judged in three cardinal categories:

1. Thickness

2. Length

3. Style

Each category is ranked five to one, with the possibility of earning fifteen points a beard. From pubescent to lumberjack on 'roids, these are the best beards (in July, no less!) spotted last night.

Read the review of last night's show: Fleet Foxes at the Fillmore concert review.

Eleven best beards at the Fleet Foxes show last night

11. Daniel Watters of Denver

Thickness: 1

Length: 1

Style: 1

Total Beard Score: 3

Eleven best beards at the Fleet Foxes show last night

10. Fleet Foxes fan Nick Waldschmid

Thickness: 2

Length: 1

Style: 2

Total Beard Score: 5

Eleven best beards at the Fleet Foxes show last night

9. Fleet Foxes fan David Lord

Thickness: 2

Length: 2

Style: 1

Total Beard Score: 5

Eleven best beards at the Fleet Foxes show last night

8. Fleet Foxes fan Kellen Monette of Witchita, Kansas

Thickness: 1

Length: 2

Style: 3

Total Beard Score: 6

Eleven best beards at the Fleet Foxes show last night

7. Fleet Foxes fan Will of Fort Collins.

Thickness: 3

Length: 2

Style: 2

Total Beard Score: 7

Eleven best beards at the Fleet Foxes show last night

6. Fleet Foxes fan Case

Thickness: 3

Length: 3

Style: 2

Total Beard Score: 8

Eleven best beards at the Fleet Foxes show last night

5. Fleet Foxes fan Matthew Olson says he's in "Phase 3" of his beard growth

Thickness: 4

Length: 2

Style: 2

Total Beard Score: 8

Eleven best beards at the Fleet Foxes show last night

4. Fleet Foxes fan Moose Brown

Thickness: 5

Length: 3

Style: 2

Total Beard Score: 10

Eleven best beards at the Fleet Foxes show last night

3. Fleet Foxes fan Connor McGuire of Laconia, New Hampshire

Thickness: 3

Length: 4

Style: 4

Total Beard Score: 11

Eleven best beards at the Fleet Foxes show last night

2. Fleet Foxes fan Chad Jacobson

Thickness: 4

Length: 3

Style: 5

Total Beard Score: 12

Eleven best beards at the Fleet Foxes show last night

1. Sam Nights of Denver

Thickness: 5

Length: 5

Style: 4

Total Beard Score: 14

...and a Denverite brings it home for the win!

Check out more beards in our slideshow of the Fleet Foxes at the Fillmore.

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