One of the great things about living in Calgary is that there are so many opportunities to have mini staycation’s. You can pop out to Vulcan for Spock Days or down to Drumheller to visit the Tyrrell Museum in the bad lands or take the hour drive out the mountains, or even going and spending the day at one of the local amusement parks. But the best thing is once a year for 10 days Calgary plays host to the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, the Calgary Stampede. Where everyone in town had a 10 day pass to wear jeans to work, eat as many pancakes as humanly possible and to see some bull riding.
During the life span of the Stampede, 102 years, Calgary has played host to a multitude of famous parade marshals; William Shatner, Mickey Mouse or the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and some of the worlds top bands and musicians (mostly country, but that’s how we roll).
IN 2013 during the stampede I had the opportunity of getting tickets through work to see one of the bands I grew up to listening to, Cheap Trick. I defiantly had a few family members who were just a bit jealous I got to go see them. It was a fantastic show and I can defiantly say that age has not slowed them down. There’s nothing like getting to spend an afternoon off from work getting to have some free coolers, being sun-burnt and listening to a favourite band.
Cover photo courtesy of CheapTrick.com
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