Thursday, August 4, 2011
Opening Day: Wisconsin State Fair
The grand finale trick was one that actually got us into a little trouble, not by our parents, the security guards!! However our parents were there the whole time watching us and even helped us with this trick. We had a fake fuzzy spider on along sting that we'd throw over the barn rafters. As fair goers would walk underneath we'd pull the string loose and let the spider fall right in front of the person's face and we (and our parents) would laugh and laugh at the harmless little prank. Well some old lady wasn't amused by our little joke and got the security guard involved and that was the end of the ole' spider trick. However I am proud to say until that incidence we were doing the trick for years; the spider was famous and would travel to a different person's house after each show.
Anyways we have a lot of good friends and the "kids" that I was once played spider pranks with are now some of my best friends. We've graduated from the prank joking and now spend a lot of time talking about cattle, careers and of course trying to make each year's champion party better then the last.
My parents actually met at the State Fair almost 35 years ago. So as you can see this has been in my family for many years, and is a family tradition. I'm happy my family's traditions revolve around the cattle industry.