PEOPLE ARE STEALING ‘OLD TOWN ROAD’ SIGNS FROM THIS B.C. COMMUNITY

If you've been following the Billboard charts recently, you can probably guess why road signs are disappearing from the small B.C. community of Sicamous.

Sicamous Mayor Terry Rysz poses with an "Old Town Road" sign, which went up for sale Friday morning. (District of Sicamous)

PEOPLE ARE STEALING ‘OLD TOWN ROAD’ SIGNS FROM THIS B.C. COMMUNITY
If you’ve been following the Billboard charts recently, you can probably guess why road signs are disappearing from the small B.C. community of Sicamous.

Here’s a hint: They were all found along the district’s Old Town Road.

Municipal staff told CTV News that while the Lil Nas X song “Old Town Road” has been dominating the airwaves, a handful of their signs have suddenly gone missing. READ MORE


FANS OF SONG STOLE OLD TOWN ROAD SIGN, SO B.C. TOWN DECIDED TO SELL THEM
‘They are selling like hotcakes already,’ says mayor of Sicamous

When American rapper and singer Lil Nas X penned the lyrics: “Yeah, I’m gonna take my horse to the old town road” in his record breaking song, he probably did not have the District of Sicamous, B.C., in mind.

However, due to the enormous popularity of the song Old Town Road, the southern Interior municipality’s sign with the same name along Old Town Bay has become a popular photo stop for tourists, and most recently, the target of theft.

To try to remedy the situation, the local chamber of commerce has made replicas of the sign and is now selling them.  READ MORE


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