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40th Tour: Chicago

By Liz Welker, Buffalo Exchange Chicago

Buffalo Exchange (8)All the Buffalos in Chicago love a reason for flair,

and the 40th Anniversary tour was such an affair.

 

With excitement they waited, for the stories foretold,

of the magical Airstream, and the wonders it would hold.

 

The trailer had arrived! It was gleaming and festive,

filled with silver and leather and all things southwestive.

 

The Earth Day sale was a successful endeavor,

and Mother Nature gave them a break from the “worst winter ever.”

 

The store was packed with shoppers! It was bustlin’ and shakin’!

And some kid bought a t-shirt with the face of Kevin Bacon.

 

The band was a-rockin’ and the corn was a-poppin’.

It seemed everyone in town wanted to do some smart shoppin’.

 

The Buffalos could have spent all-night with their fashionable friends,

but sadly the party had to come to an end.

 

“Don’t go!” the Buffalos cried, as the trailer pulled away.

“Fear not, my Buffalos, I’ll be back someday!

Well, probably not…

 

but what’s important is to remember me fondly, for I’m out there somewhere!

Wherever a soul needs fashion inspiration, I will be there!

 

And across this great land my anthem shall ring,

‘Great Fashion at Great Prices!’ I’ll joyously sing.”

 

So let’s give a toast to our fortieth year!

To Kerstin and Spencer, and Buffalos far and near!

 

What better way to celebrate than this day full of cheer?

And now I think that we all deserve some beer, because we had such a successful event…

 

Hmm, that kind of fell apart on me at the end there. I’m also now realizing that I have written that the trailer is talking to us. That’s sort of nonsensical and out of nowhere, oh well. It’s really nice that you’re still reading, but the poem is clearly over.

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