Yeah, it is exciting. For those of us that have been in the county a long time, we remember when performers like Reba, Alabama, Johnny Cash and other big time country stars performed at the fairgrounds. What many don't remember is that many of them were on their way up. Trailer Choir is a country trio that has hit the charts with "Rockin' the Beer Gut", which is a funny, and good, song. They have a couple of other hits and opened for Toby Keith most of last year. There are a few videos out there were they sing national anthems for a Steelers/Cheif's game and a NASCAR event. Evidently, they are tied in with more racing events, so 2010 should be a good year for them. And we have them! Tickets are cheap too! This might be one of those deals where they play ARCO Arena and tickets run $90. You can see them at the Plumas Sierra County Fair for $25 or less! We don't know about an opening act yet, but the phone is ringing right now and that might be what it is about. Stay tuned...
Did you enjoy the holidays? It seems to me that most people weren't as frantic and where enjoying the season more than usual. Maybe we are appreciating the nicer things in life more. I took part of the family up to Spokane to visit relatives on Christmas Day and came back the following Tuesday. The drive up took 12-13 hours, the drive back, due to weather and detours, took 23-24 hours. That's the kind of trip that makes you just want to stay where you are! Beautiful scenery, not many gas stations. And what's with Oregon people making fun of us Californians? At least we know how to pump our own gas! Anyway, it gave me a long time to conjure up some pretty cool ideas for the Fair.
Our offer to a national act in our grandstands has been accepted. Who is it? Can't say. Yet. I can tell you it's a country act with several top 40 hits on the country charts. We are waiting for the "Release to Promote" contract. To which we will send a "Release to Release the Release to Promote Contract". Just kidding, these acts do bring a lot of goofy paperwork and rules, but anything for our customers.... you!
Oh yeah. After my trip, I thought of where my entry for the Favorite Places Display would be. Home. There's no place like home.
John is the CEO of the Plumas Sierra County Fair. He lives in Portola and has been coming to the Fair in Quincy since he was a young boy. Chipper has allowed his name to be used in the title of this blog, but the viewpoints are all John's.