Kilt tea @ Summer Bear Week 2014

Kilt tea @ Summer Bear Week 2014


Kiltbear Art by Mark Parmon


Monday, July 14th,  4:00pm – 7:00pm
Boatslip Resort

161 Commercial Street, Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657

For Summer Bear Week 2014 we’re trying a new optional dress theme for afternoon tea dance. It’s KILT time!

Kilts are already a common sight during Bear Week but this year we want to get all the available kiltbears together.  So wear your kilt to Monday’s Boatslip Tea Dance. Be colorful, comfortable, and have fun. Whether you wear your clan colors, leather kilt, or just a simple Utilikilts, whether commando or not, please join us in beginning a festive new Bear Week tradition.

Please share this invitation with your kilted buddies!

Artwork by Mark Parmon

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Answers for “What are you wearing under your kilt?”

If you are looking for some ready answers to this age-old question, here are a few answers picked up mainly from the bagpipe newsgroup, H/t to Bob G. for the original list, adapted here for Bear Week Berserkers to use in responding to men.

Summer Bear Week responses to the query, “What are you wearing under your kilt?”

  • My Scottish pride.
  • My shoes and socks.
  • Nothing is worn, everything is in perfect working order.
  • How warm are your hands?
  • Play your cards right and you can find out.
  • My father once told me a real gentleman wouldn’t ask. He was right, God bless ‘im.
  • Tell me, sir, would you go jogging without a jock?
  • Same as you, only bigger.
  • Your husbear’s lip balm.
  • If I’m lucky, your lip balm.
  • Socks, shoes and a wee bit of talcum powder.
  • Bagpipes, wanna give ’em a blow?
  • A wee set of pipes.
  • String — I had to tie it up so it didn’t hang below the kilt.
  • It’s the smallest airport in the world: two hangars and a night fighter.
  • How badly do you want to know?
  • Only what the good Lord graced me with.
  • Gi’e us your hand, sir, I’m a mon o’ few wurds.



Author: Ron Suresha

Ron Jackson Suresha is an editor, anthologist, and writer. He is considered an authority on emergent queer masculinities, in particular the subcultures of gay and bi male Bears and of male bisexuality. For Ron's service to the bear community, he was named "Bear of the Year" 2008. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Suresha attended the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, 1976-8), where he studied creative writing, and Vista College (Berkeley, Cal., 1989-92), where he studied American Sign Language. For more than two decades, he has worked as a freelance proofreader for trade book publishers such as Shambhala Publications. He was married in October 2004 to Rocco Russo. He is also a licensed Justice of the Peace in Connecticut, an ordained minister, ULC, and a member of the New London Green Party. Nonfiction works include Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions; Bi Men: Coming Out (coeditor, with Pete Chvany); Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey (editor). His latest book is The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin: Stories, jests, and donkey tales of the beloved Persian folk hero, published by Lethe Press.