The Stampede is FINALLY OVER. And I for one couldn’t be happier. I DID NOT attend the Calgary Stampede this year, allow me to elaborate why.
Every year, when sneak a peak hits, the entire city of Calgary turns into Las Vegas for 10days while Stampede occurs. Women walk around in cut off shorts sporting denim camel toes due to the severe shortness of the shorts. Checkered shirts are everywhere, even on people who normally wouldn’t be caught dead wearing such a thing.
Bars open at 7am and people are hammered by noon. Crime rate shoots off the charts and people go wild. Suddenly people say “happy stampeding” like its Christmas or something. The worst part? How many of these people ACTUALLY watch the STAMPEDE? The rodeo? How many of you people sporting a cowboy hat have actually rode a horse? Or bull? Or pig? (Hey on the farm we can ride just about anything)
DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ENGLISH AND A WESTERN SADDLE?
How many of you “men” wearing cowboy boots have ever mucked out a stall in 30degrees?
Half of these “cowboys” and “cowgirls” are just posers for 10days.
And what’s worse? All this alcohol, drugs, provocative clothing, events, creates a 40-60% rise in separation and divorce rates once it’s over. And come on, is the stampede really worth ruining your life over? Are you all 16? It’s not hard to say no to temptation…
The closest I made it to stampede was to the Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea concert…. Please allow me to rant….
One guy was so drunk he began fully leaning on me. It was sooo hot in there. Eventually I turned around and lost my shit, I screamed “what is your problem!!! Stand up fucking straight or fuck off I am not your god damn leaning post!!!! FUCK!!!” Needless to say buddy backed up. At this point I had a fraction of good sense left.
The snoops and iggy concert was the biggest show the cowboys tent had ever had. It reeked like a hot bottle depot and farts. On top of everything else, 2 drunk girls turned their backs to snoop on stage, got in mine and my friends face for over 40mins trying to wave down their friend to get their “drinks”
IF YOUR DRINKS ARE THAT IMPORTANT STAY HOME AND DRINK! YOURE DISRESPECTING THE PERFORMER BEING IN FRONT ROW WITH YOUR BACK TURNED, AND GET OUT OF MY FACE!!!
Then! When they found their friends, tried pulling them up so forcefully it sent my friend almost flying! Then the big girl decided to start mouthing off my younger/shorter friend Tara so I became extremely defensive, and Tara saw it too, so before I could start knocking people out at snoop dogg, we left…
People who go to concerts, please have respect for the performers, if not, go home.
When I saw the fireworks leaving stampede grounds, I was never happier to know the madness was finally coming to an end. No more yeehaws for one more year…. And when that time comes I think I’m gonna take off to Europe!