The Record, of Troy, NY, attended the first ever gathering of League of Extraordinary Red Heads to conduct interviews, take photos, and record a video.
Gingers unite as League of Extraordinary Red Heads holds first meeting
By Andrew Beam
Jan. 31, 2013
TROY — No soul was safe inside Bootlegger’s on Broadway Wednesday evening as a sea of red heads flocked to the bar for the inaugural biannual meeting of the League of Extraordinary Red Heads, where an extensive agenda was tackled.
As people walked through the front door of Bootlegger’s, they were immediately greeted by a sign with the details of the agenda, which really only had two topics: Us and Them.
But for group founder Duncan Crary, the event was really just meant for red heads or “gingers” to meet up, have a few drinks and have a good time. He also believes there are a lot more red heads in the city than people realize.
“I started doing it because this city is up to its ears in red heads,” Crary said. “And it seems to be increasing over the years. Every bar seems to have one working there.”
For the various red heads who were at Bootlegger’s on Wednesday, the idea of a room full of gingers was a hilarious one and, since Crary said the stereotype that most are gregarious was true, it would be fun.
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