In November 2012, Bearapalooza celebrated it's tenth year of existence and to honor that, I invited the group to join us for a night of Bingo and to talk about how the event got started. Group founder and Bear City 2 singer Freddy Freeman, Bone Intell, Max Christopher and one of my best friends in New York, Roger "Yolanda" Mapes (I guess that's "REV" Roger "Yolanda" Mapes, or better yet Rev Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes. My goodness he has more names than Erica Kane. :)
As a side note, Yolanda has a monthly "Old Time Gospel Hour" gig at the Duplex, check out her website here where you'll also see that she's got a new CD out (it's awesome).
You can click here to see the free gallery of pics (photos by AB).