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While in town, I saw a heavily bearded 71-year-old man really get down to the Fugees.
The townspeople hold an annual Talkeetna Bachelor Auction and Ball wherein single men in the town are auctioned off to female bidders.
“But a lot of guys come here and they don’t have the determination. And that’s why in the Bachelor’s Ball the proceeds go to the abused women’s shelter.” Shanny instructed me and my friends to hold ourselves in high regard, and to never settle for losers. Given the chance to defend the men of Talkeetna, none seemed all too keen to talk, but outside of the bar one tapped me on the shoulder.
They just look at the guys around here and they go, ‘Oh my god these other guys they have a woman supporting them.’ And ‘I get to go out to the bar every night, I get to go play poker with the guys, I get to do whatever I want and if she doesn’t like it I’ll slap her around a little bit.’” “Is there a lot of that here? “I’m 51 years old, never been married,” Shanny says. Then I asked them how the Talkeetna Bachelor’s Ball started. A bunch of guys were sitting around in the Fareview complaining about the lack of women in Talkeetna and they said, ‘Well, hey, why don’t we have an auction? Mike, pictured at the top of the page and not a demanding guy in the least, said there were two types of men in Talkeetna.
For such a small town, it is a surprisingly raucous destination where the young and old drink and dance together.“I moved up here when I was 26 with a boyfriend from San Diego. He had a degree; he was a smart guy, but he came here and all he wanted to do was drink, and he wanted me to work and pay the bills and the bar tab. ’ It was small potatoes in the beginning but of course it grew over the years. One type — his type — were the independent, outdoorsy, survivalist kind of freedom-enthusiasts. “So, there’s a lot of single men around here.” I asked if this wasn’t advantageous for the women. That’s the first rule.” “So where do you go to meet guys then? “Well we have a lot of people that come to visit that don’t live here, so that’s cool.And you know what the guys did with their money when they did work? Their money was for fun, and my money was to support them. That’s not going to fly with me.” Across the bar sat Bush Man Greg and Rich – the president of the Talkeenta Historical Society who had fetched the record-breaking bid last year at the ball. The others were the seasonal workers, oil workers, fishermen, etc, and they were the type Shanny had described. “People always ask, ‘So why don’t you ever date anyone around here? Sometimes you meet someone like that and keep in contact.In round three, the finalists “must fill a sled with split wood, then tow it by snow machine and feed the wood into a bonfire, around which bachelors tell lousy stories.” As the Talkeetna Bachelor Society website explains, “‘.’ In the spirit of this humor, the Talkeetna Bachelor Society birthed the Wilderness Woman Contest.” But the joke is apparently not a joke. They really are,” explained Shanny, a 51-year-old blond woman at the bar in the back of Nagley’s. It’s a wonderful place to raise a family and kids and stuff.But the only problem is 90 percent of the men here are looking for a woman who has a job, a pick up, and a place to live because they don’t want to work. ’” Shanny, our expert, continued: “And since I’ve been here, they have the Talkeetna Bachelor’s Ball and women come from all over the country, but these guys are looking for a one night stand! He’s a bush plane pilot, flying to remote, underdeveloped areas – more remote than Talkeetna.