You've seen them worn at the Twilight Concert Series, Motley Crue concerts, folks who hang out at piano bars or on middle-aged dudes who drive Corvettes. Now it's mainstream. X96 is proud to sponsor the first ever Yarn-Butt Con.
"It's a whole culture and way of life." - Susan Dazzle
As Salt Lake continues to grow we also continue to bring in larger conventions. Organizers for events that were once held in bigger, more cosmopolitan cities have discovered Utah. Times are changing along the Wasatch Front to the point where more and more people are saying things like, "Wow, Salt Lake is really growing up" or "Ya know, Salt Lake City really is coming into its own. Perhaps I'll open up a hotpot restaurant" or "What's Uber?"
There is no denying it. In a few years we won't even remember there once was an abandoned building standing where people over 30 told us the Zephyr Club used to be.
That is why X96 is proud to sponsor of the first annual Yarn-Butt Con.
Yarn-Butt aficionados will pack the 3rd hall on the West side of the Salt Palace Convention Center in late September to show off the latest in large-stitch technology. "It's not always the size of the stitch but the placement, curvature and even spacing that really make that yarn pop" said convention spokesperson, Susan Dazzle. "It's more than just pants though. It's a whole culture and way of life. Being this is the first year the con is in Salt Lake we really want to show not just the attendees, but the world, what yarn-butt is really all about."
For those of you who don't know, Yarn-Butt is when extra large stitching is used in jeans and the occasional shirt for a fashionable effect. It is sometimes accompanied by fake jewels either glued or fastened on to the denim for added eye-catching showiness. Yarn-Butt is often fashioned into dragons, Fleur de Lys, random dates that signify nothing or letters, which also signify nothing.
Nikki Peedles, yarn-butt consultant and former Pinterest expert.
Dazzle was proud to announce Nikki Peedles, yarn-butt consultant of the stars, will be making an appearance as the Grand Marshall of this year's con. She has worked for Bogart McConaughey, brother of Matthew, that guy you always see at the bar wearing guyliner and really shiny hair gel and that dude who cut you off in his illegally jacked-up F150 and the guy who can tell you which bronzer is the best for your particular skin tone.
"This is about expression through the stitching on your jeans. There's not a better way stand out and tell people who you really are in such a person way." exclaims Nikki. "Embroidery is radical, like throwing tea into a harbor, being a birther or being a Supreme Court Judge."
Accessory booths for wallet chains, spiked belts and bedazzled shirts will round out the convention.
Find more information about the movement and the First Annual Salt lake City Yarn-Butt Con by watching the official Yarn-Butt Con video here.