Unlike many cruises, the first cruise did not include a “formal night”. A few people on the forums were discontent with this state of affairs, and began making plans to hold their own unofficial formal. This event was added to the official schedule and dubbed the Paul F. Tompkins Moustache Formal, referencing Tompkins' signature moustache. Although Tompkins had to bow out of the cruise, his name stayed on the event. In keeping with jokes that Tompkins was now “dead to us”, the night was renamed his “Memorial” Moustache Formal.

In order to not exclude those without a penchant for dressing up, formal wear was declared optional, but moustaches required. Adhesive moustaches were supplied on entry to any who did not bring their own. In 2012, “Fezstravaganza” was added.

Why fez? The origins of the APFTMMF’s expansion into an &F are not entirely clear. Most believe it to have origins revolving around a declaration of the coolness of fezzes by a certain medical professional. Others attribute it to a long standing feud between Wil Wheaton and an anonymous member of RiffTrax. Still others claim it was Chicazul’s rise in illegal underground craft funding circles that sparked the craze. The answer remains unclear, but without question, the Fezstravaganza is here to stay!

2018

Poolside Fancy Fez-Tiara-Moustache Formal Happy Hour-stravaganza: Come up to the Lido Deck in your Fancy Clothes (or whatever you feel like wearing) for the fanciest happy hour there ever was! Admire others' finery and be admired in turn. Fezzes, tiaras and/or moustaches encouraged, but not required. Moustaches available as needed. (Happy Hour ends at 4:30; your second drink is only $2 during happy hour!) (Party)

2017

The JoCo Cruise Fancy Fez-Tiara-Moustache Formal Picnic-stravaganza: Come up to the Lido Deck in your Fancy Clothes (or whatever you feel like wearing) for the fanciest picnic there ever was! Admire others' finery and be admired in turn. Fezzes, tiaras and/or moustaches encouraged, but not required. Moustaches available as needed. Dinner service (picnic foods) provided from 6 to 9 pm on deck.

2016

The 6th Annual Paul F. Tompkins Memorial Moustache Formal Fezstravaganza Dance Party, with DJ Flans: Fezzes (not required), mustaches (provided), fancy dress, a memorial event for a man who is not dead and is in fact present . . . come hang out with your fellow Sea Monkeys at JCC’s second- or third-silliest—and awesomest —tradition! And dance the night away to a soundtrack provided by DJ Flans (They Might Be Giants' own John Flansburgh)! (Main Event)

2015

Paul F. Tompkins Memorial Moustache Formal and Fezstravaganza

2014

Paul F. Tompkins Memorial Moustache JoCo Live Band Formal Fezstravaganza Karaoke Night hosted by John Roderick (Official)

2013

3rd Annual Paul F. Tompkins Moustache Formal and Fezzstravaganza

2012

Paul F. Tompkins Memorial Mustache Formal and Feztraveganza. The surprise hit meet and greet event from JCCC1 is back, this time with 100% more Paul F. Tompkins. Formal wear (your interpretation) optional but encouraged; fez optional; mustaches will be provided.

2011

THE PAUL F. TOMPKINS MOUSTACHE FORMAL. A gathering for fancy people in fancy clothes (optional), wearing fancy moustaches (required), convened in defiance of Holland America's announcement that there will be no traditional “formal night.” Moustaches will be provided. Hosted by actor/comedian/moustache wearer/sharp-dressed man Paul F. Tompkins.

ADDED: The Paul F. Tompkins Mustache Formal is still happening, just without that awful turncoat Paul F. Tompkins. Later, perhaps he will sue us for using his name. Place to be determined, but plan for 10 PM Monday January 3rd. We’ll have drinks and twirl our mustaches. Formal wear optional, mustaches required (mustaches will be provided).

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