Sunday, April 22, 2007

Scenes from a festival

Main St. Arts Festival ended tonight.
It's billed as the largest art festival in the southwest.

It was a really good weekend for it, too. Mostly sunny with a little wind, and especially, no rain or severe weather. That is crucial...

Sarah and I went, we've always had a blast when we've gone through the years.
We both decided no art this year, just food and drink.
It went like this:
We began with roasted corn. A beer, i drank Killian Red, she had Coors Light. Another beer. Another beer. All the while we walked around.
Lots of interesting things and artists but the most amazing thing is the prices on some really cool outdoor creations like windchimes (much like the aunt in the movie Twister) some of them on huge, elaborate bases. Most of this stuff cost upward of $3,500. Not in my budget.
So then I got hungry again. We had a beer. Another beer. I had a sliced BBQ beef sandwich, Sarah had a chicken Caesar wrap. Another beer.

Food and drink became expensive -- it was $7 for five sheets, and each sheet had 10 tickets or so. Last thing I bought was some kettle corn. Hot, straight out of the cauldron. Yum.
Lowlight: We saw a little of Shelby Lynn (country singer, saw her once in a bar in Arlington). Seemed just OK until she told the crowd: Gee, it's great to be back in Dallas...
She was in Fort Worth.
Oh my phreaking gawd.
Seriously.

7 comments:

MotownRunnerGirl said...

oh shelby....that was bad. did she get whacked with a couple of elephant ears? did this beer fest happen before or after the run?? dude, watch out for dehydration...i'm just saying....

Sarah said...

Elephant ears?

liz said...

ha! i think the republicans are leaving their party hats at home these days. can't say i blame them.

MotownRunnerGirl said...

Are elephant ears a Michigan thing? It's fried dough sprinkled with cinammon and sugar.

Elephant ears (hereinafter "ears") were a hot item at fairs beginning in the early 1980's. They are basically a fried bread sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, not too much different from Indian Fry Bread made in the Southwest.

Sammy said...

OMG. I can't believe she said Dallas when you were in Fort Worth. Notice I didn't write "Ft. Worth" because I know that some Texans (read: Gary Pina) take that kind of stuff seriously...

Are Elephant ears something like the funnel cakes they sell at Six Flags? Sounds a little bit like a Churro!

"Lick it and pass it. Lick it and pass it. Take a bite and see what happens." -- George Lopez

Sarah said...

Ahhh ... yes, funnel cake. Not to be confused with the funnel cloud over downtown Fort Worth right now.
Auntie Em!!!

liz said...

Ah, yes, the funnel cake. Ours are fried, but sprinkled with powdered sugar. I haven't had one in a long time.
Thanks, Sammy, I actually liked Churros until I read this. Thanks for the visual...
George Lopez is so freaking funny.