Saturday, September 26, 2009

Opening Day: Dallas

A photo of me and my Prius on the Jumbotron and the REAL me jumping next to the photo during rehearsal.

The show opened in Dallas and I feel like I am kid in a big Southern Disneyland for the next 3 1/2 weeks. I have never seen anything like this, so I am in awe of all of my surroundings. As a Yankee from Boston, we didn't have State Fairs like this. We had the very small Topsfield Fair, but that wasn't an annual trip. I think I went 3 or 4 times during my New England years. So, here I am plucked straight out of LA and into the nation's largest state fair, The State Fair of Texas. I hope to blog my adventures in photos, so you can get a taste of what I am experiencing....

Big Tex greets you at the gate. He's huge and he talks! Dickies sponsors Big Tex and all of the State Fair employees, so you see a lot of old school Dickies fashions walking around. Big Tex will tell you everything that is happening that day at the fair. He's definitely in the know......oh, and remember, everything is bigger in Texas.

What's this? It's a Cobra! Yes, this sweet-faced boy is named Cobra. He's one of our fantastic show runners who will be with us all season. He provides endless hours of entertainment on the road, so you may see some Cobra sightings in my blog this year.

The Swan Boats! I almost felt like I was back in Boston, but I snapped back to reality. These are actually prettier and better maintained.... and they have shade with the umbrellas. Shhh, don't tell Boston I said that.

Okay, corn dogs were born at the State Fair, but they call them "corny dogs". Until I try one, I still maintain that the best corn dogs are sold at Disneyland. Yes, I said Disneyland. A co-worker tried the corny dog and said it was only "okay". That doesn't encourage me to try one, but the way the Texans were slathering their dogs with mustard, I realized it is serious business here. Stay tuned on the corny dog versus corn dog taste off.

And if you didn't know, football is a religion in this state. I couldn't tell you how to play the game and the only reason I know the name Tom Brady is because he is married to Gisele, the supermodel. So, anyway, the fair grounds are next to the Cotton Bowl and I've been told some big games are coming up. I guess I will see what real football is all about......
Come back for more photos and fun as I experience The State Fair of Texas. Yee Haw!

To see Part 2, click here: Part 2
Part 3: Part 3.
Part 4: Part 4.
Part 5: Part 5.

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