Really the following info is kinda silly to be relaying to you since all Fresnan readers are HUGE huge Marie Claire readers and have already seen this, but we'll post it anyway.
So Taylor Swift played Save Mart Center recently and while she was here she had Marie Claire writer, Kimberly Cutter, tailing her for an article. Obviously the article is about Taylor, so, not sure why so much of the writer's perception of Fresno is in the piece, but what the hell do we know about writing for mags. The article contains several Fresno mentions, some (yes, you guessed it) not the greatest.
"Fresno is an interesting place to see Swift perform. Basically, the whole town has gone bananas over her — including the mayor, who has officially proclaimed today "Taylor Swift Day." (In part, this may be an attempt to distract residents from the fact that Fresno was recently rated the number one Drunkest City in America by Men's Health magazine, but still ...) A dusty farm town in the middle of California, Fresno is the land of monster trucks and short-haired, churchgoing ladies in ruffled homemade aprons and Easy Spirit shoes who sell their crafts at the Big Hat Days festival in neighboring Clovis. Swift, who does not drink or swear or flash cleavage, is huge here."
Hold up, hold up: Land of monster trucks? Short-haired churchgoing ladies in ruffled homemade aprons and Easy Sprint shoes? Swift, who does not drink or swear or flash cleavage, is huge here?
Fuck if that writer didn't nail us.
*Article link credit to reader, Daniel (but his girlfriend found the article cause he totally would never read Marie Claire. **Pic stolen from Village Voice blog.