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Do you play "dress up as an Englishman" in the USA?
« on: February 24, 2008, 12:07:33 PM »

Whilst working at a campground in the UK last year, I encountered my first "Country & Western Week".

What an eye opener that was !!!!

A couple of times each year, 3 large campgrounds are overwhelmed by "cowboys and indians" - the main event being in September.

I was driving people around the one campground in a minibus - and it was strange having adult males climb into the bus dressed as red indians, with painted faces and dressed just like out of a cowboy movie - whilst wearing a full sized buffalo head and skin !!

Here is a link to various photos from last year - BREAN COUNTRY AND WESTERN WEEK

So - the question has to be - is there anywhere in the USA that you all meet up and dress like the English in bowler hats and 3-piece pinstripe suits, whilst carrying your brolly and a copy of The Times  ;D ;D ;D ;D.

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Re: Do you play "dress up as an Englishman" in the USA?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2008, 12:10:08 PM »
LOL Paul, I'm not aware of anyone who here who dresses in a bowler. OTOH most folks pretend they're from Ireland around St. Paddy's day. I'll be wearing (and eating) my leek on St. David's day.

BTW which way do the horses go around roundabouts? Straight over the top?

Did the chap wearing a sombrero attend the wrong event?
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Re: Do you play "dress up as an Englishman" in the USA?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2008, 01:49:07 PM »
Well... I've never seen "Dress up as an Englishman" day at a campground.

But I Have visited the London Bridge.... And I never left the US to do it :)
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2008, 02:27:47 PM »
People dressed like cowboys is something you see everyday in Texas.  It's part of many people's wardrobes whether they are actually cowboys or not.  The only Englishman's attire I've seen copied is Sid Vicious.   

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Re: Do you play "dress up as an Englishman" in the USA?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2008, 05:10:10 PM »
Gee I can't recall ever seeing someone dressed up as an indian at any campground we have been.
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Re: Do you play "dress up as an Englishman" in the USA?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2008, 05:16:06 PM »
You're just not paying attention Ron.
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2008, 05:16:17 PM »
Well Ron, I have seen folks "Dressed up like Indians" two different kinds, at some of the places I've stopped at

But then one of them was the daughter of the Chief
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2008, 05:19:10 PM »
You're just not paying attention Ron.

But was that IN a campground? ;D
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Re: Do you play "dress up as an Englishman" in the USA?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2008, 05:21:01 PM »
Only after Chris bought them and took them back to the coach. She also tried to take this guy back, but he wasn't going to fit in the coach. She bought this one for me - in case I feel lonely.
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2008, 05:25:33 PM »
Only after Chris bought them and took them back to the coach. She also tried to take this guy back, but he wasn't going to fit in the coach. She bought this one for me - in case I feel lonely.

Why you could have tied him on the roof of the Burb. ;D ;D
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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2008, 05:29:48 PM »
I snapped a shot of this real cowboy at QZ. He's a member of the Framily.
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Re: Do you play "dress up as an Englishman" in the USA?
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2008, 05:50:59 PM »
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So - the question has to be - is there anywhere in the USA that you all meet up and dress like the English in bowler hats and 3-piece pinstripe suits, whilst carrying your brolly and a copy of The Times 


Why yes, many spots.  But not the 20th Century denizen of the City.   More like the 15th-16th Century denizens of, say, Sussex or Warwickshire:  see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_fair
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Re: Do you play "dress up as an Englishman" in the USA?
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2008, 05:56:32 PM »
I snapped a shot of this real cowboy at QZ. He's a member of the Framily.

Yep he rides horses and ropes live steers too.
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Re: Do you play "dress up as an Englishman" in the USA?
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2008, 06:00:40 PM »
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I'm not aware of anyone who here who dresses in a bowler

A few weeks ago I would have agreed, but I've recently seen on TV several men with bowlers and one in person.  These were ordinary folks, not in costume.  Guess bowlers may be making a comeback, just like other hats.

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Re: Do you play "dress up as an Englishman" in the USA?
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2008, 07:04:37 PM »
Ah yes Carl, lots of Renaissance faires around.
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« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2008, 10:01:44 PM »
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... several men with bowlers and one in person.  These were ordinary folks, not in costume.
An oxymoron if I've heard heard one ;D
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« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2008, 11:05:48 PM »
I snapped a shot of this real cowboy at QZ. He's a member of the Framily.

Believe me, folks ... you're not ever gonna meet a more *real* cowboy than George Akers.  When our Lab, Dusty, gouged a big hunk of skin out of her side he reached into the tack compartment of his horse trailer, smeared some pink goo on her wound, and she was good as new in two days!  Bein' a cowboy is more than a vocation or avocation to George ... it's a religion in the best sense of that word.  :)   And, can he tell stories around a campfire!  :D

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« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2008, 11:43:42 PM »
A "real" cowboy he is Margi, and you're also not going to meet a nicer guy than George.
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Re: Do you play "dress up as an Englishman" in the USA?
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2008, 01:10:28 AM »
I imagine "English Day" at a campground would lead to certain problems, what with Americans being less familiar with driving in the wrong direction through the campground.  In 40' tankers no less.

I think it'd be fun, though.  I'll dress up as Sherlock Holmes.
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« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2008, 02:43:24 AM »
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I think it'd be fun, though.  I'll dress up as Sherlock Holmes.
You and Hercule (Poirot) The Attack Cat, could team up and solve all the crimes that are so rampant at our gatherings! :D  ...now where did I put that Meerschaum Calabash pipe?
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« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2008, 09:26:43 AM »
You are 100% correct Margi.  George is indeed a REAL cowboy and a great person. 
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Re: Do you play "dress up as an Englishman" in the USA?
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2008, 10:44:25 PM »
I'm tempted to say that there are a lot of "real Indians" living everyday lives on and off reservations, generally in everyday garb to suit their style. Don't take the movies too seriously.
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