Kevin Bacon's band, the Bacon Brothers, is headlining the Beggin' Strips-sponsored Soulard Pet Parade this year. As fans of music, fun word play and general hilariousness, we jumped at the chance to look deeper into this symbiotic event.
The pet parade is a Mardi Gras staple and a must-see for both animal lovers and city residents. All kinds of animals come ready to strut in their finest costumes. Dogs are usually the stars of this event, but this year the co-star is Kevin Bacon.
So we wondered, if Kevin Bacon was a dog, what kind of dog would he be? After exhaustive research on the personality traits and physical features of various canines, we came to one educated conclusion: Kevin Bacon is clearly an Afghan Hound.
Like his assigned breed, Bacon is angular, lean and noble. He's also known to be shy, aloof and independent. The Afghan Hound is known as aristocratic and inexhaustible. It is one of the oldest, most-revered dog breeds, just like Bacon is one of our most classic modern actors.
Bacon, himself, has a deep doggie history. There are numerous paparazzi pictures of him out with his pups. And Bacon was also recently in the pup news for talking about getting his rescue dogs DNA tested. He even voiced the namesake of the animated film, Balto, a story about a half-Husky, half-wolf.
Seeking insider information about the event, we checked in with Alex Kahn, the assistant brand manager of the Beggin' Brand, a product produced by St. Louis' own Nestlé Purina PetCare Company. Kahn was nice enough to answer our (semi-ridiculous) questions and to pass on other important information about the event. (See Below.)
Jaime Lees: Who had the idea to bring Kevin Bacon to the Beggin' Pet Parade and how did you make it happen?
Alex Kahn: We've always wanted to make the event more than just a parade so a post-parade concert has always been something that seemed like it could help add to the fun. Therefore, when I first heard the Bacon Bros. I thought, not only is their music appropriate for the event (family friendly / contemporary rock) but the band name itself couldn't be a better match.
The Bacon Bros. are pet lovers and they're very easy going so I felt that they were genuinely excited about not only playing at this event but also participating in the parade itself.
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