|Written by Chalupa|
|Tuesday, 10 July 2012 11:28|
I met JD out in LA last fall for Lebowski Fest where he won his first Best Dude trophy. This guy not only looks like The Dude, he also acts like The Dude.
JD Lloyd is a relative newcomer to the Lebowski Fest circuit. A long-time Big Lebowski devotee, he and his family have hosted an annual Thanksgiving screening of the movie, sharing quotes and laughs with holiday cheer. Tragically (for him), he only became aware of Lebowski Fest a couple of years ago.
JD lives about 100 yards from the Dude’s actual bungalow location in Venice, CA. Always a naturally “Dudely” guy, he prefers flip flops and shorts to “adult attire,” even in winter months. JD is making up for lost festival time by connecting with achievers on Facebook and channeling his inner Dudeness into appropriately Dudely duds. He’s having a lot of fun collecting and creating items for a variety of Dude costumes, which he’s known to sport all around Los Angeles, on occasions special or not. (As you can imagine, his favorite holiday is Halloween!)
This year’s 11th Annual is his fourth fest. He and his special lady friend first attended the 10th Anniversary fest in Louisville last year. He went on to win the best Dude trophies at the LA 2011 fest and the Atlanta 2012 fest. His goal is to attend at least one fest in all the major cities in the U.S. (If you will it, it is no dream!)