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Video: High winds force early reveal of The State Fair of Texas' new Big Tex

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by DallasCowpoke, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. DallasCowpoke

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    Video: Watch as Big Tex is unveiled a day earlier than expected

    The call to unveil Big Tex early came after high winds threatened to tear the massive curtain around him.

    “That was the concern from the first moment we started planning this,” fair spokeswoman Sue Gooding said. “We’re calling it a premature birth.”

    Vice President of Operations Mitchell Glieber and state fair President Errol McKoy made the call to drop the curtain Thursday.

    The new Tex is wearing a white shirt with red and blue pockets, and a major highlight are the Lucchese boots Big Tex is sporting. The design is from the brand’s 1949 series when the company made boots for each state. The Texas boots feature the state Capitol with stars and longhorns.

    The ceremony originally planned as the big guy’s unveiling will still take place Friday at 2 p.m. as a “welcome back” event, Gooding said. It will be the first time fairgoers will hear the voice of the new Big Tex.

    “We still consider this the greatest comeback in history,” Gooding said.
  2. roughneck266

    roughneck266 Well-Known Member

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    Biggest Premie ever.
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  3. DallasCowpoke

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    Already, the nickname for "new" Big Tex is, "Big Mex".

    Gotta admit, one of the 1st close-up, before-and-after pics I saw of him, I was like, "hmmm...NBT's got him a nice tan goin' on there".

    Well, here....YOU be the judge! :D
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    Actually, if Jerry had gotten his way a few years ago, THIS would a been "new" Big Tex!
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  5. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    Don't give Jerry any ideas.

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