I was exploring the south side of the grounds around 7:30 p.m. on Day 1 of the 2016 Iowa State Fair when it hit me that the grandstand concert featuring contemporary country singer Brett Eldredge would be beginning in a half hour, and I’d be well-advised to get my butt up there to see some cowgirls getting their last hits of nicotine before going in for the long concert. I headed that direction and quickly got my reward. There were a number of smokers lurking outside the grandstand but the best was this pair of early 20s babes whose no-holds-barred hotness I’d been looking for all day. On the left was a hot blond wearing sunglasses and a brown minidress. But it was the brunette on the right who won me over even more, a total country cutiepie in an orange tanktop with pale blue cutoffs and cowgirl boots. A sexier image you’d be hard-pressed to find. I was a bit daring as I readied my camera phone for her first drag, and nailed the moment as the brunette’s cheeks hollowed to ingest the cancerous chemicals her sexy young body demanded a steady diet of. Much as I nailed this pic, there was a downside. She spotted me.
Any future picture-taking was out of the question and it became challenging enough to even continue lurking there. It got worse as two guys, presumably boyfriends, came over and fired up cigarettes of their own. I hovered from an awkward spot to watch the show but the brunette continued to make eyes with me whenever I tried to study her technique and I could almost feel her nudging the guys that she was being watched. Ugh….I’m not as good at this as I used to be! Whatever the case, I still got a few good glances. The blond, not to be outdone, was the quicker smoker of the two and got some great drags of her own in, looking wonderful holding her cigarette in a bent-elbow pose in her minidress and cowgirl boots. She was good enough that the brunette didn’t completely steal the show but the brunette was definitely my favorite, her drags indulgent and her exhales cloudier. The blond finished hers about a minute before the brunette. I marked the location where both girls discarded their cigarettes before scurrying to the grandstand to get into the concert, ideally upsetting whoever sat next to them with their fresh ciggy stench. The guys went elsewhere, apparently not attending the concert. I approached their cigarette butts and discovered both girls had smoked Marlboro Lights, still my favorite. If I had a better vantage point and hadn’t gotten busted so totally and immediately, this sighting may have rated even more highly but when you’re nervous throughout a sighting that you’re about to be confronted, it takes something away. It was still my second favorite sighting of the day and there was a brief encore ahead…..
The Brett Eldredge concert was still ongoing at around 10:30 but a few nicotine-starved temptresses had to answer the call of their addicted bodies for some carcinogenic relief. Included in this mix was the blond and brunette cowgirls, the girls who went to the concerts without their guy friends but congregated once again for another round of cigarettes. Now the blond was not in possession of a cigarette when I spotted her but the brunette who I preferred was. The blond smoked faster than the brunette on the prior round so that may have been the issue here again. I didn’t get to see much here as I couldn’t get too close anyway having been busted before, but I saw one rear drag from the brunette. I was most excited about the fact that these two cuties paid good money for this concert but were still willing to squander it because their dependency on a regular diet of nicotine overruled the enjoyment of the concert.