Saturday, June 18, 2016

Derby Days-Strange, Yes, But To Have A Real Ball, Go To This Festival

Welcome to Clinton, Montana where , well, you can have a real ball. Read it for yourself.  Our own dear Lead Creek Deby will not seem so strange or silly to you after you read this.
, it is held in OakdTesticles of everything for everyone. This is what the Testicles Festival is all about. A typically American festivalale, Stanislaus County, California, and in Missoula, Montana.
Testicle Festival is an event held in several small towns in the United States. It originated in Byron, a city in Ogle County, Illinois. The main feature of the festival is the consumption of massive amounts of turkey testicles, usually battered and fried. The culinary offers during the festival also features other types of testicles, such as those from bull—most prominent at the Oakdale Testicle Festival.
In the Montana Testicle Festival, held yearly at the Rock Creek Lodge in Clinton, Montana, which hosted the event since the 1980s, there is a tradition of playing a game called Booze and Balls. People from all over visit just to eat some Rocky Mountain Oysters—deep-fried bull testicles—and get some buzz with beer on this four-day festival.
Other activities also include wet parties with a twist. Visitors will usually see a man spraying water over a young woman contestant from a wooden penis attached to a hose. The contestant usually removes their clothes one by one for the crowd during this wet T-shirt contest. Meanwhile, other people can also watch the Undie 500 on the other side, where racers drink beer, ride tricycles, and remove articles of clothing when they perform poorly. Full naked contestants by the end of these competitions are usual.
The crowd also dances to live music at the Testicle Festival. “Sweet home Alabama” is a crowd favorite. There is also a custom in the event. A man displays beads around his neck at the Festival which are typically given to women in hopes that the woman will expose her breasts.
Well, the old Derby in Wallace seems rather tame and more like a church function was compared to Clinton, Montana, but of course, with the name, Clinton, well, I guess this festival is quite appropriate. 


Go Figure said...

Cedar, Former WHS teacher and track coach Rod Lincoln put on the Testicle Festival at the Rock Creek Lodge. I believe he was the one that started it at that location. Years ago he sent me a few posters but unfortunately I have no recollection as to where I put them. I didn't take any classes that were taught by him but he was the Track coach in 1969. I found him to be a likable (preferred U.S. spelling--Ha!). He really didn't know anything about throwing a discus or a shot put. As a result I seldom saw him, or for that matter anyone, at practice primarily because the discus throwing area was far far away from the track. In the spring of 1969, it turned out that I was the only one that qualified for state. As a reward he owed me a dinner. It was at a restaurant in downtown Wallace and now, I just can't seem to remember which one. Anyway, when the salad came he started putting salt and pepper on the dressing and salad. I was amazed by that because I had never seen it done before. I tried it, and I still do the same thing today. When we went to Boise, since there was only the two of us, we went in his red convertable. On the way we stopped at a little dive cafe north of the turn off to Potlatch. I remember him putting two nickels, one 'heads' up and one 'tails' up, next to each other on the counter and asking the waitress if she could see a naked woman. The waitress said, "No" and he replied, "What do you expect for ten cents!" Ha! Also as he was driving down the "old" Lewiston grade, one time when he "put the pedal to the metal" to speed around a "slower" vehicle with his window open, the rush of air caused all of the cash that he had for the trip to fly about the interior of the car like one of those "grab the money in the booth" machines. Luckily the top was "up" and only a few bills wisked out his window. Ha! Sadly, a couple of years ago, while on the way back to Idaho from Montana and stopped at Lincon's Silver Dollar Bar (which he used to be a part owner) to ask about him, I learned from his brother that he had recently passed away.

Cedar Street Kid said...

I remember Rod . He taught US Government . By the time we took that course as seniors, he was gone from Wallace. he did have quite the reputation if I remember correctly.