So I spent all day Saturday and all day today in Raleigh acting as a ringmaster or barker for the food carnival presented by Lowe’s Foods at the Got to Be NC Festival. It was a fun but very hard gig. I was on my feet for 10 hours yesterday, in a kilt and it was quite hot. I had on my black top hat with the decorative feathers as well and the sun was beaming down on me. I was drinking a lot of water, but as so often happens with me in the sun and heat, I swelled a bit. A lot, actually. Usually, it’s a small bit: ankles, knees, hands a little. I had to take my wedding band off, my watch off, too.
I drank a lot of water, a lot of water and never went to the bathroom during the day. What does that lead to? Well, like I said, it leads to a lot of swelling. Also, I had on those wool socks and the swelling was pushing. There were a lot of busted blood vessels from this. I can see the impressions of the socks (and my flashes elastics) on my legs today. I figure they’ll be there for a while.
But, like I said, it was a fun gig and I was well compensated. I figure I said “Pimento Cheese Ice Cream” over 4000 times. “Frog legs,” “chicken livers” both about 3000 times. “Deep fried Cheerwine” and “deep fried sweet tea” about 2500 times. And “doughnut holes filled with pig parts and deep fried on a stick” about 1800 times. Some people said they stopped by just to see what I was pimping. I took pictures with people in the kilt including one older lady who wanted me to “show a little leg,” which I accommodated. They seemed to get a lot of kicks from that. Many thanks to Brian Cole for giving me the gig.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“I love chicken. I love chicken products.” – David Chang