It was another successful year in Swift Current for Frontier Days. Great Rides, Great Food, and GREAT Carnies!! (I don't know how to spell it)
I know the festivities officially got started Thursday but I never feel like Frontier Days really gets going until after the parade is over with! The weather seems to think so too with the first two days being cloudy, rainy and WINDY!! The Parade route change went over well!! A ton of people were camped out along Chaplin as the floats went by and Elmwood park area was Jammed with people!! I bet Elmwood Grocery made a killing Saturday. We were out there handing out candy to everyone up until the Southside bridge, we never seem to buy enough and the Southside always suffers!! Its not cause we don't like the Southsiders, we just suck at candy distribution!!
Best Ride of the weekend ... besides the potato sack slide ..WEEEEE!!! : 1001 knachts!!
Best Food: Surprisingly didn't come from the carny folk, it came from the AG and Ex booths ... Chili Cheese Fries!! EFFIN AWESOME!!
Got to hang out with Honeymoon Suite before they played Saturday night for about an hour and a half longer than I was suppose to due to the power failures and generators blowing up!! Yeah, that's what the smoke was all about ... someone left a bottle of cleaning fluid on top of the gen set and it blewed up!!! Anyway, the guys from Honeymoon Suite were all genuinely nice guys, they were your stereotypical rockers ... drinking before the concert ... listening to music to get them pumped up. Here's how I would put their show:
Admission to get into Frontier Days: 15 bucks, 2 elephant ears and a snow cone: 25 bucks (carny food), Tickets for a classic rock band: 10 bucks, seeing a bunch of old guys try to act like they're 20 ... priceless.
All in all, the guys put on a great show for the few people that decided to take in the festivities.