I was born in Calgary and was raised just outside of it. Not to bore the shit out of anyone, but living outside of it for 40 + years was more than I could personally stand. I actually am the "real Deal", rodeoing for 23 years and working in practically all fields of employment. It is a town full of pretentious wanna-be's that once a year form a gigantic 8 foot deep screw-fest called the Stampede. I entered it twice and can say without a doubt that lethbridge even has a better show. They say that line about the best form of flattery, but that town go's so far past the point it is unbearable to contestants, so 90% don't even stick around long enough to eat. I believe the best thing I have done is move 2 hours further away from that puss-factory with plans of even getting further out. Acreages get bought up by lawn mowing oil idiots and nice places in town are meth labs. Sound a little sour? Take a good look around you while your in town and then try to find some silence out of town. If your not from here, heed my words. In the 60s and 70s, It was good, from a kids point of view. but rest assured, Calgary sucks.
Calgary was a great place to grow up in the 60s and 70s.
by HDJS February 16, 2008