Horsing around with Bronies in Cleveland
Want to hang out in Cleveland this weekend?
I'm going to stare at Mick Jagger's gonch, of course, in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Why? Because IT'S THE LAW IN OHIO. The moment you land at Cleveland's airport, burly customs agents order you to report to The Hall.
But the main reason I'm flying to Cleveland is infinitely stranger. I'm flying in to see 'Canterlot Gardens' which bills itself as "the premiere Ohio fan convention" that's "built by pony fans, for pony fans" of the animated TV series 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic'.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is a kids show, created by Hasbro, that's designed to entertain/sell toys to impressionable girls aged 2 and up. Now in its third season, the show is about a unicorn pony named Twilight Sparkle who lives in Ponyville where she learns about friendship from five other ponies named Applejack, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, and Pinkie Pie.
Where I grew up, farm kids dropped acid and watched their horses change colours, so My Little Pony is practically a documentary to me.