I have lived in Dallas for 35 years. In all that time, I have somehow avoided attending the Cattle Baron’s Ball. Shocking, I know. But that streak ends tomorrow. At Southfork Ranch, I will enjoy the musical stylings of Clint Black and Dierks Bentley and Darius Rucker. I will over-serve myself with both comestibles and potables. There is a greater than zero chance that I will dance. Perhaps I will even meet Larry Hagman. As Jeanne Prejean has noted, some of the cast of the new Dallas will be in attendance.
But only yesterday did I start thinking about duds, when a couple of the ladies in the office asked, “What are you going to wear?” I’m not big on Western wear. Sure, I’ve got boots (nothing fancy, no exotic skin) and jeans (duh). But big belt buckle? Bolo tie? Felt cowboy hat? Western jacket with fringe and piping? I got none of that. So what happens if I, for instance, just wear a suit to this gig? Or shorts and flip-flops?
Any advice is appreciated. Even yours, Daniel.