It's official: St. Pete council member gets blue RayHawk
But that didn't stop council member Jeff Danner.
About a dozen city hall employees and reporters gathered on the steps of City Hall to watch Danner get a RayHawk Monday. The crowd cheered as blond tufts of hair fell to the ground.
"Go Rays," he yelled.
His wife, Robyn Guy-Danner, a former hairstylist, did the honors. "It's hair," she said. "It grows back."
Plenty of local politicos have said they will get a RayHawk if the Rays go to the playoffs, but so far, Danner seems to be the only one to have gone through with it.
Danner learned of Baker's Mohawk promise while reading the newspaper Friday morning, and thought, 'let's do it now,' he said.
It was a first for both of the Danners: his first Mohawk, her first time creating one. The couple seemed happy with the result.
After the shave, Danner peered at his reflection in the glass windows of City Hall. His wife sprayed temporary blue dye along the crest of the Mohawk.
"It's the new look," Danner said approvingly. "I might just keep it."
-Cristina Silva, Times Staff Writer