Shaving Cream Fight!

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Nothing says independence like a shaving cream fight. Wait, wha? That's not why we fought the British?

Local shaving cream company (and Columbus Crew jersey sponsor) Barbasol has declared next week (July 1-7) National Shaving Cream Fight Week as a way to honor our service men and women. Huh? Of all the made-up holidays, this is one we can get behind though. Reminds us of high school graduation, only with prizes. We especially like the idea of sneak attacking unsuspecting friends.

According to the press release, prizes will be awarded for Best Group Shot, Most Creative, Best Sneak Attack and more. Participants are encouraged to post videos and pictures at, where "pointers and manuevers" can also be found.

Like this one, for instance:

"DOUBLE FISTED: Two are always better than one. The enemy is smart: they've been known to create alliances and attack from both sides. Be prepared with a can for both hands. Your aim may be off so be sure to spray in a circular motion to make the most of your counter attack."

We'd also like to see some of your pictures. Hashtag your Instagram pics with #columbusalive for your chance to be featured in our paper.