Thursday, July 12, 2012

Stampede Parties: The RoundUp Edition

There are some very hot tickets in this city during the Calgary Stampede. Some people dream of making it through the line to Nashville North, others get their hands on a coveted ticket for one of the private events at Fort Calgary.
On Wednesday night the annual Stampede Roundup rocked the ground to a sold out to a crowd of over 15,000 people. What. A. Gonger.

Everyone knows that corporate Calgary goes a little insane during their ten days of 'business development' and 'networking'...but at the RoundUp they are all together, wearing their urban cowboy outfits, getting bombed and having a blasty blast.

The heat that has been killing me slowly since the beginning of the week did not let up for the event yesterday. I was sweating through my shirt before I even arrived at the gate. How do we get over being in an endless 30+ heat? With something over 7%. Praise baby Christ that we got hooked up with a bar in the shade with my fave Stampede bar tender Cody.

The heat did not drive anyone away from hearing 54-40, Matt Good and the always fantastic Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip. It was quite a line up, definitely aimed at the 40-50 year old demo, but I wasn't complaining. I mean, I was...but because of the GD heat.

Another year, another successful Stampede RoundUp. Now please God...LET IT RAIN.


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