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* 2007 Hoedown Review*

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Hangin’ at the Hoedown this year was an interesting experience. Mike Wrathell and I went Friday night, and unfortunately there was also a Tigers home game (Go Tigers) so Downtown was overflowing with people. It was however, fairly simple to separate the baseball caps from the 10-gallon kind of headgear, so at least we knew we were heading in the right direction. I am not a huge country/western fan, but give me some live music and a couple of beers, and I am right at home.

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This being my first time, I was surprised at the diversity of attendees. We first ran into Robert with his hat full of country autographs, most of whom I could not identify. I did recognize the Alabama kerchief, however. He said he had been coming to the Hoedown from Windsor for 15 years, but that this would be his final appearance because they had changed the stage design and didn’t want to only watch on the widescreens they had scattered around the performers.

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While we were chowing down and chugging, we ran into Leah from Westland who was a moderate Country aficionado, and had come with her daughter Rochelle, who was the real fan. She was in great spirits though and looked forward to Tracy Lawrence, so it was a pleasure chatting with her.

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Then there was Vanessa from Long Island who is now a local Windsorian along with her boyfriend Les. I think even more than the music, they just liked hanging out at the wonderful Detroit Riverfront and each other.

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We also met Darren from Dearborn, who came for the “scenery.” I don’t think this hot dude had any trouble hooking up, since there was a plethora of young female adults who were probably doing the exact same thing.

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We came upon Mike, an employee for the Carharrtt display, who was kindly offering himself up as a guinea pig for those who wanted to practice their lassoing skills. Katarina, who worked at the food stand next to it, told us that she had been watching others do it all day, and could really handle the rope just from paying attention.

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While we were watching Katarina do a couple of passes, we ran into Flappo. Yeah, you read that night. He and buds Dan, Ron, Kimmy and Kris were huge country fans (as you could tell from the amount of souvenir cups,) and decided it was their turn to lasso Mike.

 

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Detroit's Downtown Hoedown is known as the World's Largest Free Country Concert. The event is held each year at Hart Plaza along Detroit's Beautiful Riverfront bordering Windsor, Ontario. It is a three-day event featuring music, dancing and fun for all ages. The music portion is filled with local bands, newcomers and established artists.

 

 

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