Saturday, July 22, 2006

An evening at the Fair

The wife decided a few weeks back that we should go to the fair. Ok - I've never been to a county fair and I was still on vacation so off we went.

There was the usual chickens and roosters, pigs and cows, horses and elephants.

Yes - elephants. A African and a Indian. Very well mannered and trained.

Couldn't talk Thing2 into a ride after this.

There was a real reason we were here. His name was Trace Adkins. Both the wife and her sister are huge fans so the wife bought tickets (8th row) for all of us. My sister-in-law drove up from Hammond with her husband just for the show. Nice thing about the field we were in - it was mud. We've gotten a lot of rain the past few days so the fair organizers had put mulch down to that were aisles to walk in. Didn't help the seating that much.

Trace puts on a pretty good show. Mixes it up quite a bit tossing in some blues and classic rock tunes (imagine songs from Foreigner). The crowd got real quiet during Arlington. Very powerful song. He followed that up with a new song that is just as patriotic.

Everyone (even Thing1 and 2) seemed to like it. This was part of a bargain for Thing2 - she and the wife are going to see Jesse McCartney next weekend at the DuPage County Fair. Me and Thing1? We'll be eating pizza.

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