FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski shaved his own head as part of the One Mission Buzz Off at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. The event, now in its eighth year (it was Gronk’s sixth consecutive), has raised more than $7 million for children with cancer. To date, more than 5,000 heads have been shaved at the Buzz Off, and Gronkowski’s appearance — in which he shaves his own head and then shaves others’ — often is one of the highlights.

What it is like to be Gronk in this setting? He gave us an all-access pass to find out.

What is it like to be Rob Gronkowski as he walks from getting his head shaved to the media area? Big welcome from the crowd.

This is what greeted those buzzing their heads today at Gillette Stadium. As expected, Rob Gronkowski’s appearance was a highlight.

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski gets his head shaved for the sixth year in a row at the One Mission Buzz Off for kids with cancer at Gillette Stadium. He says he likes the “summer vibe.”

Rob Gronkowski gets set to shave the heads of his brothers, Gordie and Glenn, as part of the event. He raises his clippers into the air as the crowd cheers.

Rob Gronkowski didn’t do his brother Glenn (left) any favors with his buzz work. But as usual, it is all smiles with the Gronkowskis.