Our brother Anthony can convince anyone that the sky is red, so when he told us country music was really cool, we put our opinions aside and took his word for it. For the last 3 months we have religiously listened to country pop radio on Pandora and after memorizing the words to a handful of songs we decided we were definitely country girls and were ready to go to our first country concert! After all, we did grow up in the only town in Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg. No really…it’s the only town. Despite the fact that it’s a college town, if you drive 2 miles in any direction from campus, you’ll find yourself next to corn fields and cow pastures. It’s home to the largest fair on the east coast! Kids actually get out of school for a week to show off their goats and work in the grandstand.
Anyway, last night was the big night! Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan were performing (awesome!) at “The Great Allentown Fair.” So we absolutely had to go. However, this is what we learned:
- We watched too many country pop videos and dressed country cutesy (southernish summer dresses) instead of country hick like the rest of the fair goers (too tight tanks and mini jean shorts).
- We didn’t know as many words from the songs as we thought we did. We foolishly belted out the chorus and then slowly faded away when we realized we didn’t know any other lyrics…we filled-in our silence with claps and head bobs.
- All of the hot country cowboys…are not at The Great Allentown Fair. They are famous and hang out in CMT videos. Our pick of the litter …wasn’t really close to what we had in mind.
Confession: We immediately wanted to blog about the food, but we decided that since the reason we went to the fair was for the concert, we should touch base on that first. But seriously, this is the good part. We dream of fair food like most people dream of winning the lottery, buying a house, or going on vacation. We deprive ourselves from fair foods for an entire year, so when fair time comes around there’s no holding back! We’re not kidding…we don’t hold back…at all. And this time wasn’t any different. Most people have their fair food favorites, but us? Nah, everything is a favorite! So our game plan was to eat as much of whatever we could get our hands on until we ran out of money we got full. Here to make you jealous and to make our mouths water are pictures of what we consumed during our
whole day few hours at the fair.
After the concert we weren’t… hungry per se but, we had a craving. We wanted to try the ribbon fries. As if the amount of food we had consumed wasn’t embarrassing enough, our final fair feast was served to us in a dog dish. What the??
That didn’t stop us though. We didn’t feel particularly great about ourselves at that moment but, hey we just paid way too much for warm chips! So after no debate, we finished them.
All in all, our experience was a ton of fun!! It definitely confirmed our dreams and desires to be country bumpkins, so much so, that we decided our next destination will be Nashville, TN where we’ll really fit in!