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Old 04-22-2014, 03:16 PM
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Rodeos are pretty big all over the rural Western US. You can find large annual outdoor rodeo events just an hour or two outside Seattle, Portland, and the Bay Area(there's the huge California Rodeo in Salinas just south of Silicon Valley and near Monterey) and Oregon has the huge week-long Pendleton Roundup. Much of the west was cattle country until fairly recently(or you've got fake suburban cowboy types).
Calgary has a big rodeo in its downtown.

Calgary Stampede

1.1 million visitors last year. Wearing cowboy boots sounds kinda fake, to me as you said.

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I imagine that's a big difference from say, rural New England where I can't imagine there being many if any rodeos(are there any?). I heard that Southern New Jersey has a rodeo though... What about the Midwest? Does somewhere like rural Michigan host rodeos? I can imagine the western Midwest having that sort of thing more than the Great Lakes area.
There are no rodeo as far as I know in rural New England. There are county fairs, though.
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:19 PM
 
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Pennsylvania is well-known for its hunting tradition.


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Hunting isn't really a southern thing. It's more of a rural thing.
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Hunting isn't really a southern thing. It's more of a rural thing.
I didn't say it was a southern thing.
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:25 PM
 
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Calgary has a big rodeo in its downtown.

Calgary Stampede

1.1 million visitors last year.
Yeah, I went there as a kid. It's probably the biggest yearly event in Calgary. Calgary and Alberta are basically the Texas of Canada(and calling Calgary the Dallas of Canada isn't that big of a stretch). There's a sizable rodeo in Edmonton too and a bunch of smaller events out in the prairie towns.


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There are no rodeo as far as I know in rural New England. There are county fairs, though.
That's what I imagine in New England. I can't imagine really rodeos in upstate New York either.

Looking at this list, you don't see that many events east of the Mississippi outside of the South.

List of rodeos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 04-22-2014, 03:46 PM
 
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And Philly was central in the soul music industry.

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My family's "countryness" has certainly rubbed off on me.
True, Philly has deep roots in Soul music. What a city full of country bumpkins.
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:56 PM
 
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True, Philly has deep roots in Soul music. What a city full of country bumpkins.
well it is just a few miles from the Mason-Dixon line - in fact the calculation for the line started on South and Front street I believe - the border of Queen Village and Society Hill

don't see a huge country following here TBH but I did attend a Kenny Chesney concert once - fun tailgate decent concert actually

the Zac Brown Band also played as the intro then with him was actually quite good from my recollection (was surprised) and was packed like 85-90K almost as many as were at U2 the week after

Country in many ways has become more mainstream it seems

I sort of consider thee guys soul in a sense
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:57 PM
 
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:58 PM
 
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Soulful Hockey Fans Apparently


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Old 04-22-2014, 04:01 PM
 
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Do we "country" points for this?


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Old 04-22-2014, 04:10 PM
 
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well it is just a few miles from the Mason-Dixon line - in fact the calculation for the line started on South and Front street I believe - the border of Queen Village and Society Hill

don't see a huge country following here TBH but I did attend a Kenny Chesney concert once - fun tailgate decent concert actually

the Zac Brown Band also played as the intro then with him was actually quite good from my recollection (was surprised) and was packed like 85-90K almost as many as were at U2 the week after

Country in many ways has become more mainstream it seems

I sort of consider thee guys soul in a sense
Yeah, country music being as mainstream as it is, was really gonna be my counter argument as to how "country" Philly is. Any city(even NYC and the bay area) will pack out a Kenny chesney concert nowadays.
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