I was off to the Calgary Stampede yesterday and had a blast, as usual. For anyone who hasn’t heard of it, the Stampede is an event that is all about western heritage and values and it’s been dubbed the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Ten days of rodeo, agricultural events, carnival rides, music, food, entertainment and arts. I’m sure I’m missing something… Anyway, this year is the celebration of 100 years of the Calgary Stampede so it’s quite the show!
I had quite the exhausting day, but I got my fill of corndogs, country music, cows and chuckwagons! Add to that the tractor pulls, heavy horses, military (in cowboy hats), cops (in cowboy hats), and firemen (in cowboy hats…) and I definitely left a happy camper. I also got to enjoy a brilliant fireworks display. They’ve set off five sets of fireworks in different locations in the city to celebrate and it was pretty spectacular. The night ended with a really awesome show headlined by Paul Brandt! I’m a country girl and I love the local talent 🙂 Here’s a little peak of him, singing about the wonderful place I live!
Until next time, I recommend everyone ogle a cowboy! And speaking of cowboys, I’m anticipating a late July release of Gay for Cowboy, which just happens to feature the fabulous Calgary Stampede 🙂