Natalie recently spent an entire car ride from Sullivan’s Island to her downtown abode (about 20 minutes) providing commentary to a “13 Things That Americans Do That The Rest Of The World Just Finds Bizarre” article. Wal-Mart, cheerleaders & alma maters made the list- three things we vehemently defended to the co-byliners that couldn’t hear us from their Business Insider desks (imagine a SEC tailgate without one of the three… that’s what we thought.) Our conclusion? Guilty as charged, but not sorry.
In honor of today’s World Cup game, the Cobblestone ladies can’t help but proudly wave our number one pick for “bizarre American obsessions”- flags.
When it comes to Old Glory, we are convinced nothing compares to watching our three favorite colors blowing in a Charleston harbor, or atop the American Theater. Sure we grew up unanimously reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in school, and singing the National Anthem before every sporting event, but there is nothing that says “amped” like a crowd of people united under one visual.
The 39 days between Memorial Day and Fourth of July are prime opportunities to partake in patriotic bliss for Charleston natives. Flag adorned gear might as well be gold- and showing up at a social event with the most unique thrift-store-find wins you major points. From chubbies and bowties, to coozies and PBR cans, we just can’t get enough. And when it comes to music festivals, beach days, boat rides and selfies- there is no better accessory than bringing our own flag (#cobblestoneswag).