Monday, July 27, 2009

Rodeo Daze 2009

Missed the big action out at the grounds this year, but things were hopping in Effie at the Neighborhood Tavern. Thursday night Jeff Clarke, the singing cowboy, played. Lots of folks turned out to enjoy and dance. Marshall looked happy so it must have been a good night. Friday the rodeo started. The small town of Effie was crowded with cowboys and cowgirls and all the stuff they bring with them. Whiskey Johnson and his band played into the wee hours of the morning, then, rumor has it they played the rodeo grounds until 6 am. Rodeo was fun, crowded and no too hot. A few sprinkles fell, kept the dust and bugs down a bit. Saturday evening was the ever growing Effie parade with lots of fun floats. And the band played on and on. The crowd was dancing to the music, again to the wee hours of the morning. DLC was shut down for the evening, Gail and Charlie were on floats in the parade. And Gail ended up working at Marshall's on her "night off". Things were hopping under the big top in Effie! Rodeo ended Sunday afternoon, the weather was great, lots of "cowfolks" hung around. Back at DLC, lots of bikers passed through for a beer, enjoying the good biking weather. Next week, Jeffrey Clarke plays the dome, live again. The music starts about 8 pm so put on your dancing shoes and come on out!

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