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Wild Hog Motorcycle Rally

Posted by Chris on April 26, 2008

This weekend is one of extra-ordinary excitement in Helena as it is time for the annual Wild Hog music festival and bike rally. I went down there tonight to check it out, as I always wondered what it would be like to see Helena revived– folks walking around downtown, shops and clubs open that are normally closed.

This is not a huge event, although you are certainly aware of it. Throughout the day we heard motorcyclists revving their engines. I walked up to the gate to find out that there was a $10 admission. I really only wanted to see what it looked like and buy a funnel cake, if they had them, so I did not enter. I did talk to the people in charge of the entrance who were from the Little Rock chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association. Apparently, CMA is huge and international- “my wife just got her membership and she’s number 131,000” I was told.

I was speaking with one gentleman about the music and he said that it was some guy who’s name I’ve already forgotten from Grand Funk Railroad– umm, yea, sorry, I’m not a fan of the Railroad. Then there’s a Lynyrd Skynyrd cover band. I said, “oh, I’m from North Carolina so I have to like Skynyrd a little bit.”

The line of the night was his response, given in a very thick southern drawl: “I’m from Alabama, so I have to like Lynyrd Skynyrd a lot.”

I was told that 4-5000 people will be here over the 2-day rally. The blues festival in the fall is much bigger apparently. Perhaps I’ll make it back one day for that as well.

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One Response to “Wild Hog Motorcycle Rally”

  1. Chris said

    Helena, Arkansas

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