I mentioned in my previous post that our annual silly season had begun here. Yup! It's Football's Greatest Weekend aka the Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival!!! Thousands of football aficionados/tourists from across the country converge upon our fair city each year to celebrate football. It's party time and we put on a pretty good one. As a matter of fact, Football's Greatest Weekend lasts about ten days! The festivities kicked off (pun intended) yesterday with a food festival and the Balloon Classic out at Stark State College. Both run through the weekend. The word is out that the Kay is out of recluse mode so a few friends and I headed out there to night to sample all sorts of cool foods. We really liked the fried Oreos and assorted other goodies as we watched the hot air balloons take off into the sky and I, of course, forgot my camera. A huge crowd was gathered because Canton's contribution to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- The OJay's (Love Train, Backstabbers) -- performed a free concert. They were born and bred here and come back and celebrate their success throughout the festival with a festival of their own out on the end of town where they grew up -- it's really rather nice. Half the crowd were elders like my friends and I -- we might be getting old but we can still rock! lol They're doing another concert tomorrow out at one of the parks and we decided we're going -- they were that good!
After the concert, the gang came back here and we put on some old soul music and quaffed a couple brews. It felt right. We planned a picnic for tomorrow after the concert and agreed that we will forget we're old fuddy-duddys for a couple days. LOL
And the parade party is here next Saturday morning on my front porch. I promise a full report.