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pipestud

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Kudos to Pylorns and all the other organizers of the Texas Pipe Show, held yesterday at Pop's Safari Room in Fort Worth. It was a a great location and the place was packed from almost the moment the doors opened at 10:00 AM Saturday morning. Lots of traffic and lots of sales for the vendors! I liked that part! (-;
Also, the show's raffle money was donated to one of the organizations that is helping the Texas Gulf Coast flood victims and the raffle raised around $700, I believe.
The Slow Smoking Contest was also a lot of fun with around 20 competitors. It was won by Wes Brown, and that sure shocked me because West was "First Out" at our own Central Texas Pipe Club's annual slow smoking contest a couple of years ago. The boy must have been practicing because he "smoked" the competition.
I was not able to stay for the after the show dinner, but if it was anything like the show itself, I am sure it was a dandy feed, too.
I'll sure be back next year and urge anyone who wants to attend a super fun pipe and tobacco event with all the trimmin's, to make plans to saddle up and come on down next year!
The Texas Pipe Show has its own Website, so you might want to bookmark this one - http://www.texaspipeshow.com/

 

anthonyrosenthal74

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Great to hear it went well. What sucks is I live in Fort Worth, but wasn't able to make it. It would have been great to meet a lot of you that went (from the forum and Facebook) in person.

 

graydawn

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What a great show. Thanks to Pylorns and all that helped put this together. The venue was perfect. Pops Safari Room was most accommodating friendly and comfortable. Lots of good vintage tobacco, pipes and stuff. Looking forward to next year.
Congratulations Wes on the slow smoking contest.
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mso489

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Boy, I'm so glad to hear good news from Texas after all the state has suffered. I hope some of the Houstonians made it up there to enjoy some untroubled sociability. My wife was lucky to get assigned to do a food-writing tour of Texas years ago. She found many great stories and people. When the New Coke was introduced, one of the bottlers just kept making it the old way -- said they didn't have any device to play the instruction video on the new Coke. Which of course belly-flopped big time. She loved the barbecue, the Tex Mex, and much else about the food and culture.

 

pipestud

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Actually MSO, what was so inspiring to me was the fact that the Houston Pipe Club, despite all the issues caused by that terrible hurricane, remained committed to putting on the show (along with the Central Texas Pipe Club and Dallas area pipe club). Several of the Houston Pipe Club members were a HUGE part of making the show a success.

 

pipestud

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Oh man, I completely forgot to also name the Austin Pipe Club which was also HUGE in their efforts at putting on the show. Without the Austin Pipe Club, the event would have been impossible to pull off. Sorry guys! :(

 

scrumpyjack

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It was a great time. Nice to see you again Steve. I was able to meet several folks and picked up a pipe from Bill Walther. Great guy and a Hell of a deal. Will definitely make it out to next year's show.

 

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The show was heavily promoted on The Country Squire podcast, I'm glad to hear it was successful!

I'd also love to see some pictures.

 

pipestud

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I saw a bunch of shutterbugs there, so, I am sure there will be photos forthcoming. I still can't get over how good that show was. Another plus, it is the only show in the USA other than the West Coast Pipe Show in Vegas where smoking was allowed in the venue.
Pipestud

 

thomasw

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Happy to hear it was a smashing success; some day I'd like to visit Texas.

 

jvnshr

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Some nice pictures here:
https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/texaspipeshow/
I also found some pictures from the TPS website:




 

pylorns

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Waiting on Wes our Austin Pipe Club Secretary to post his pictures he was the official photographer.
Also next year we're talking about live streaming the slow smoke.

 

pipestud

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Now that's the gang I know and love!
Live streaming the slow smoke contest? Wow, that might just bump the Super Bowl as the most watched annual sports event in America!
Pipestud

 

pylorns

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If we could convince someone to live announce then that's just taking it to the next level. lol.

 

pipestud

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Well, I did spend the first 30 years of my career as a sports broadcaster including 18-years as a horse race track announcer. I'm already thinking of great lines to use during such a broadcast... "Wow, look at Jake's pucker on the intake! He'll need to slow it down in order to get a good cadence going on the exhale to conserve his tobacco. Check out Pete's masterful streaming on the exhale, I think he's in the groove and conserving his weed nicely! Uh oh, Harry's fire has just gone out and he's done! And his wife has just informed me that Harry's fire actually went out way before this contest... "
Am I hired, pylorns? Please? :D

 
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