You would have thought the Cattle Baron’s Ball‘s Trailblazer’s Party at Eddie Deen’s on May 17 was the real CBB. The major players ($2,500 sponsors and above) were there. Calls had been coming during the day with people wanting to know how to “buy tickets,” but none were to be had. The attire was definitely CBB with skirts and shorts as short as an armadillo’s whisker and legs as long as the drive on Interstate 10 from Austin to El Paso.
In addition to lots of food, drinks and birds of a similar feather flocking together, the big draw of the night was Pat Green. Yeah, he’s been in Dallas enough to be a registered voter, but there’s a reason. Dallas loves this guy.
At the meet and greet for big-time sponsors, the lineup had people trying to sneak in for a second round of snaps with the affable Pat.
You know Pat has entertained at so many Cattle Baron’s events, he may just hold some kind of record. Officially, he’s appeared three times at CBB (2002, 2004 and 2008), as has Willie Nelson (1982, 1996 and 2004). Now you can impress your friends with that little bit of trivia.
The big news of the night was the announcement made earlier in the day that Mary Gill and Brooke Shelby would be chairing the 2013 Cattle Baron’s Ball (aka 40th anniversary gala).
Other items of news included Olivia Kearney‘s and Tanya Foster‘s giggling about heading
to Nancy Roger‘s birthday in Cabo. In addition to lavish gifts, Nancy is gonna be surprised with a pair of kittens from Los Cabos Humane Society. This is especially poignant, since it was a year ago that her beloved Angelo died. . . Speaking of animal lovers, Lee Bailey toting gilded popguns was much happier that her black swan was back from birdie hospital. Poor guy had been attacked resulting in a crunched beak. . . Lee’s buddy Emma Beanland proved talented as she managed to bring a round of drinks for the table. . . A shiny new Fisker parked at the front raising eyebrows and questions, “What’s a Fisker?” Before becoming too “obsessed,” check with the Sewell folks. They were co-sponsors of the Trailblazer’s Party along with PlainsCapital.