Stampede officially kicks of tomorrow after the 43 hour Parade (trust me, it’s long), but that hasn’t stopped the ‘pre’ party invites from coming.
Last night I accepted invites to two very different events.
First up, with the promise of a free ‘Smithbilt’ Cowboy Hat, I had to make a priority stop over at Harry Rosen.
And this high-end men’s retailer knows how to throw a party. As the host of Bowtie Thursday’s, Rosen has started a movement to spruce up Calgary with a modern take on dapper, old timey fashion! With great food and drink, they throw a party I will never miss!
With hat in tote I was off to my next rather odd invite… A law firm (Field Law) requested my presence, and this party came with some huge perks…
Lets review the ‘Top 3’ perks!
1. A Tee-pee
Now sure, a tee-pee is pretty impressive… but did I mention that was just to house the salad bar?
This party had a full on buffet, bigger than the ‘Sizzler’! The tee-pee was just the tip of the iceberg.
2. A Pie Eating Contest
As I grabbed a hay bale and pulled it up to the table, I realized this was not actually a contest… But merely a desert table with 50 sweet options. Sad I couldn’t show my competitive spirit, I tossed a pie in my bag for a self competition when I got home.
3. Jim Cuddy
Yep, no big deal, why wouldn’t you have the front man for Blue Rodeo and Juno nominee at your party!
And the kicker: after an amazing hour-long set from Cuddy, I was escorted to private green room and given the chance to meet him and his crew.
They were even more fabulous then I ever could have imagined!
It was a great honour to meet them!
With a couple of events down, I already know this will be a Stampede I will never forget!
Mr. Fab uddy