Only In Calgary

For those who are wondering what’s up with the cowboy hats, it will become quite clear once you know two simple facts about Calgary.

Fact #1: Calgary is home to the world’s largest rodeo. Surpassing even any of the big rodeos in Texas, the Calgary Stampede is SO massive that it caused the city’s divorce rate to skyrocket as people suddenly sneak out on their partners for someone sexy in a cowboy hat.

Fact #2: The Calgary Comic Expo is held on the Stampede grounds. In fact, the convention hall is only a short walk away from the Saddledome, the giant sport’s field designed to look like – you guessed it – a saddle. The security staff all wear rodeo shirts and cowboy hats.

So, knowing these two simple facts, it’s quite easy to understand why people would mix a little Western themes into their sci-fi costumes. I mean – it’s Calgary! Everyone’s got a cowboy hat!

News: Posted May 4th, 2010 by Alina

^ One Comment to “Only In Calgary”

  1. PedroSteckecilo Says:

    It also means you get some nice legitimately western themed costumes at pretty much any con here’bouts.

    Unfortunately any time that isn’t Stampede, and often during, a cowboy hat tends to be an instant “jerkface” identifier akin to Asshole Sunglasses or a Popped Collar, hence many of us natives have learned to FEAR them.

    Posted May 11th, 2010 at 9:07 am

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