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Who was the mysterious man wearing a big bear head during last Wednesday’s Sting show?

June 14, 2013
Credit: YouTube

Credit: YouTube

During last Wednesday’s Sting concert at Pier Six Concert Pavilion, a man wearing a gigantic bear head got on stage a minute and twenty seconds into a performance of The Police song “Next to You” and started shaking his head, waving his hands in the air, and dancing about the stage.

A YouTube video of the performance shows a clearly confused Sting giving a puzzled look over his shoulder as the man continued to shimmy around the bassist and pointing his thumb back toward the bear-man while mouthing the words, “Who’s that?”

The video, which you can see below, shows the man wearing the bear head dancing with various members of Sting’s backing band for about a minute and generally having what appears to be a pretty good time. There is no footage of what happened to the man wearing the bear head or when he left (or was escorted off) the stage. City Paper is seeking information regarding the identity of the man with the bear head. All tips can be sent to

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