There are two events in the life of our neighbors that demand attendance, participation, and umpteen “emergency planning meetings” by the boys of our crew. The first of those events is our yearly Iron Bowl rivalry tailgate.  The second is the Whistlestop Barbecue Festival that took place this past weekend. The three day long event is an opportunity for Joel to show off his rib smoking skills, Brian to tout his chicken grilling skills, Brent to show off his jalapeno popper skills (not technically a category but still delish), and George to showcase his…um…bowstaff skills? I don’t know. Let’s just call it event-planning logistics.

The competition and judging doesn’t actually happen until Saturday. Thursday night is family night and Friday night is, um, not. There aren’t pictures of Friday night. You’re welcome.

Thursday night though is well documented.

(Note Sarah’s fashionably clashing denims. Her aunt in the Canadian tuxedo will be proud.)  

The boys tried to recreate this shot from last summer. This time with shirts.

The kids table was rockin…

But not nearly as hard as the dance tent…

 If you really want to know what Friday night looked like, grow those children up into 30 and 40-somethings but keep the dance music and spastic flailing limb moves. And there you have it. Team BrownChickenBrownCow in full effect.

And if you want to know what Saturday night looked like imagine those same 30 and 40-somethings (minus the Cobbs who were Mothers Daying it with our JoJo) taking home a 3rd place trophy out of 60+ teams. That’s right folks. Those boys and their “emergency meetings” have earned themselves bragging rights for a year. This BrownChicken couldn’t be more proud.

Or am I BrownCow? I hardly know anymore.

Jessica WMay 10, 2011 - 6:20 am

What fun! I love the dance sequence!

Lorena MoraMay 10, 2011 - 8:59 am

How fun is that, I love the dancing.

KelliMay 10, 2011 - 10:02 am

I had to comment on your sister’s blog about being Canadian and never having heard of a “Canadian Tuxedo”.
The dancing reminded me of my favourite movie and the dance scene in A Charlie Brown Christmas.

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