The Tweets of a Crazed Rodeo Fan
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 02:28

While searching through my archives of tweets and twitter conversations from 2012, I came across my favourite live-tweeter from the season. Just by skimming the 20 tweets from the performance, I could reflect back and could re-live the show, with a giggle. I've pieced together the performance from Saturday Night at the Kapuskasing Lumberjack Festival Rawhide Rodeo - July 28th using the guy's tweets and my memory rekindled from each tweet.  Enjoy!
***note: PG-13 text below***

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@CJmcewen#kaprodeo is a damn good sponge bob of a time
Recap >>
This is the first tweet.  At the start of the show, #kaprodeo was identified as the official hashtag of the event.  Near the beginning, an animal refuses to leave the arena, announcer (me) and clown re-position and re-focus their attention while "The Sponge Bob Square Pants" Theme Song plays as filler.

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@CJmcewen#kaprodeo I have a ram 3500 - and I want rubber boots more
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Val Albert Motors is a presenting sponsor and Ram (pronounced Raaaaaaam!) has been promoted heavily to this point; and now a live Facebook contest is initiated to promote Muck Boots

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@CJmcewen#kaprodeo the official hashtag should be #badassrodeo - just sayin
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The performance was solid, the energy from the Kapuskasing Lumberjack Festival Rawhide Rodeo spectators was high, there were some good rides and wrecks... and the
#kaprodeo hashtag was promoted again

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@CJmcewen#kaprodeo my rawhide rodeo name is Chubby Rider... Tell your friends.
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I had recently read a few select twitter and facebook comments.  I didn't read this one aloud, but did giggle.

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@CJmcewen#kaprodeo my friend April wants to be your french speaking assistant... You're butchering 50% of our national language
Recap >>
Kapuskasing is an extremely bi-lingual town with a majority of residents speaking French-first.  I announce many event names, towns, scores and times in French and English, or attempt to.  I was fluent in French at the end of High School after studying the "language of love" from grades 4 through 13, but have forgotten 90% of it.  I recently did the math between now and high school graduation.  Now - Graduation = Scary Number

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@CJmcewen#kaprodeo dude... Don't short change me - tell'em what I said #lol
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I had paraphrased the earlier French tweet aloud.

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@CJmcewen#kaprodeo faster indeed
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During the specialty act, 'The Charlotte Flames' with Austin Stewart, I yelled a-la-carny ride guy "...do you wanna go faster??...."

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@CJmcewen#kaprodeo ill get on a bull - you just set me up brother
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Committee guy attempted to ride a bull.  I said something along the lines of, "any more takers?" as a joke.  It wasn't the first attempt by committee guy.

Tweet >> Bull Riding Twitter Picture from Kapuskasing
@CJmcewen#kaprodeo this bull has a 92% buck off rate... I call him my bitch #lol http://t.co/HEiWv3eZ
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The stats strike a cord... the Bull Power at this event was extremely high...

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@CJmcewen#kaprodeo price william needs to ride a bull - son of a bitch has too much hair
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We relate a story about how Prince William and his new wife Kate spent some time in Calgary and how the Prince pulled PBR Bull Rider Scott Schiffner's Bull Rope for him at a special Bull Riding Presentation for the happy couple.

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@CJmcewen#kaprodeo the bull barrel is taking an ass beating
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I drew attention to the newly painted and stickered "Muck Boots Barrel", and started a Facebook Picture Contest. And, well, the bull barrel....

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@CJmcewen#kaprodeo more survivors in the addams family than bull riding
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Another stalling song as an animal refuses to leave... "The Addams Family Theme Song"

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@CJmcewen#kaprodeo a platinum artist intro for a platinum bull rider - well played.
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A Bull Rider who's been riding for over 25 Years sometimes gets the monichre "Platinum" during the show.  Nice catch on tune-age and bios...

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@CJmcewen#kaprodeo that was the best #bieber I've ever seen - celine's heart needs to go on tho
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Clown Filler-Act includes pop music artist imitations.  Bieber and Celine were featured...

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@CJmcewen#kaprodeo rasta bull fighter - ya mon
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Clown puts on a hat and whig that makes him akin to the late Bob Marley

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@CJmcewen#kaprodeo we're at paradise city - we don't need GNR to take us there
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Deep in the final section of Bulls, Guns and Roses is playing for a marquee intro of a bull rider

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@CJmcewen#kaprodeo a no hitter in cap - must not be hung like a bull.
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We blanked the bull riders in the Saturday Night Performance.  The bull pen was hot, as aforementioned with the stats; the event winner rode on Friday Night.

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@CJmcewen#kaprodeo ill take a rye and ginger - tell the winners
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I had thanked the crowd for being integral, with an extra shout-out to all of those that interacted online and through social media

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@CJmcewen#kaprodeo great friggen show
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Love the good feedback.  RT, RT, RT (retweet, retweet, retweet)

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@CJmcewen#kaprodeo you owe me a prize - ill be at the concert 613 453 6244 - I'll accept cash, credit or certified cheq #forreal
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We gave out lots of prizes throughout the show.  I ended up tracking the guy down and had drinks with him and his entourage.  It was great to meet an engaged twitter-er!

It's well known that I am on Facebook and Twitter a lot, even during shows.  It's a great experience to see instant-feedback of the show as it progresses, and see what the fans like or relate to.  And with a power-tweeter like @CJmcewen, it's awesome to reflect back to that performance so many months ago, and re-live the highlights, almost just as they happened.

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