10 Kansas City Stereotypes That Are Completely AccurateIf you’re a techie who has a little bit of country in your soul, you’re probably from Kansas City.
1. People In Kansas City Are Total Barbecue Snobs Because They Have The Best
Source: Kansas City Barbecue Society Facebook PageKansas City is synonymous with barbecue. The most popular barbecue sauce isn’t named KC Masterpiece for nothing, and they even have their own signature cooking style, which produces those ridiculous burnt ends that KC is so famous for. Home to several festivals, including a kosher one, this is the Mecca of barbecue. With so many choices, if you don’t like the barbecue at one place, you got a hundred other places to go.
2. People From Kansas City Would Tailgate 24/7 If You Let Them
Source: Flickr user sketch22No matter what the event is, from the game to big concerts, there is going to be a tailgate party going on out in the parking lot. This is how people bond here—by coming together around the grill and enjoying frosty beverages. Some even go so far as to make it a home away from home with couches and tables.
3. Heaven Help You If You Say They Are From Kansas
Source: Flickr user dumbledadKansas City, Kansas? Or Kansas City, Missouri? That is the question. While KCK—that’s what the locals call the Kansas side—is a city of over a hundred thousand, it is not the big city that KCMO is famous for. You’d get mad too if people keep assuming that you were from the wrong different city and state. On top of that, Missourians are a proud people who don’t want to be mistaken for Kansans. Many states have a rivalry, but Kansas and Missouri duked it out with actual border wars back in the day.
4. Locals Are Forever Loyal To The Kansas City Royals
Source: Kansas City Royals Facebook PageYou gotta love your hometown team, right? Kansas City Believes in the Royals, and despite their losing streaks, which cause a lot of heartache, they are fiercely proud of their team. When they win, it’s time for celebration!
5. Kansas City Folks Will Tell You That They Were The First City To Get Google Fiber Any Chance They Get
Source: Flickr user ucffoolA part of the Silicon Prairie, Kansas city is in transition, and everyone is proud of their newly grown up city. When Google decided to make Kansas City the first city to have Google Fiber, they were ecstatic. People started moving in and establishing startups with this new high speed internet. Being the first city to get Google Fiber made the people of Kansas City know that they were a contender in the tech industry. The preferred way to work the subject into the conversation is by saying that Kansas City is “up and coming.”
6. Sometimes Kansas Citians Are A Little Bit Country And Sometimes They’re A Little Bit Rock ’n’ Roll
Source: Kanrocksas Facebook PageKansas City has a country style just by its nature of being in the Midwest, but rock and roll and blues rule in this city. The indie music scene is pretty happening too. Let’s face it: Kansas City folks are good music spoiled. They can venture to an indie music speakeasy to hear the latest sounds or a giant country nightclub to line dance the night away.
7. People Here Really Do Hate The Weather And Complain About It Any Chance They Get
Source: Flickr user michiganmovesThere is a joke in Kansas City: if you don’t like the weather here, wait 5 minutes. Since this city’s right in the middle of the country, it gets a lot of weather influences from all over the place. The problem is that you never know when it’s going to be a sauna or the Arctic outside. Oh, also there are sometimes thunderstorms and tornadoes that it will literally kill you. Another reason to hate on the weather.
8. Kansas Citians Are The Masters Of Hospitality
Source: Flickr user forallofusPeople are friendly as all get-out in Kansas City. If you’ve known them for more than ten minutes, they will invite you over for dinner and offer to help you move into your new house.
9. No Matter How Cosmopolitan Kansas City Gets, People Can’t Get Away From Their Cowtown Roots
Source: Flickr user straightjacket9Kansas City got its start as a major agricultural center of the Midwest. That doesn’t mean that the place a hick town. Far from it, actually, but you definitely see elements of the cowtown it once was. With not one but several arts districts, you can live your life without ever going outside of the artsy bubble, but you don’t have to go far before you’re back in cow-land.
10. Kansas Citians Are Jazz Snobs, But Only Because They Really Have Something To Be Proud Of
Source: Flickr user eschipulKansas City was instrumental in the development of jazz during the 1930s and 1940s and was famous for bringing about the Bebop style. This music was fueled by the freewheeling lifestyle of Kansas City during that era. Some famous musicians included Count Basie, Charlie Parker, and Lester Young, so can you really blame them for being proud?