You boys WILL have your fun with me, won't you ?? Muzza: I'm glad to see Perth gets a "whiff" of culture (and "horse pucky") from the outside world from time to time. LOLOL Stampede starts about July 3rd this year, if I remember correctly. As far as I'm concerned, the whole thing is for anyone who hasn't lived here for more than 20 years and/or the turistas only. I used to do the whole thing every Stampede for years and years, but the old liver can't take it any more like it used to. However, the whole city, myself included, dresses "Western" for 10 days just for the TV cams and the turistas so I'll do my bit again this year.