- Honfest, an annual celebration of beehive hairdos, cat's-eye glasses and other kitschy fashions, is getting bigger and bigger. Participants are known as "Hons" in honor of the ubiquitous Baltimore term of endearment. Waters has used the image of the Hon in the past - perhaps most memorably in 1988's "Hairspray," which was adapted into a Broadway musical and then back into a film starring John Travolta. He thinks "Hairspray" is one reason why Hons became a Baltimore icon. John Waters, the filmmaker known for raunchy odes to his hometown, says he won't use the word or the image in any of his scripts, and he doesn't think the city should promote it, either.