28 Signs You Grew Up In Kansas City

You’re not just from the Midwest — you’re from Kansas City. The land of the free, and the home… of the… CHIIIIIEEEEEFS.

1. Your BBQ place says a lot about who you are.


Bryant’s, Gates, or Oklahoma Joe’s?

ID: 1385563

2. The announcement of Boulevard’s new seasonal beer beats any wedding/birth/graduation announcement you will ever receive.

ID: 1385583

3. You own more Royals T-shirt jerseys than any other item of clothing.

ID: 1385751

4. But you can’t name more than three players on the current roster.

Ed Zurga / Getty Images
ID: 1385825

5. You know what a Jayhawk is, and you have strong feelings about it.

Jamie Squire / Getty Images
ID: 1385841

6. And you’re dead certain that there’s no better place to be on a spring day than the Plaza.

ID: 1386159

7. When you hear the words “Suicide Hill,” you immediately think: “Greatest snow day EVER.”

ID: 1385917

8. You know this map by heart.

Oceans of Fun kind of sucked, but you did it anyway.

ID: 1386180

9. And somehow, you no longer giggle when you drive past this.

instagram.com / Via Matt Almaraz
ID: 1386199

10. You have a potentially unhealthy obsession with Tech N9ne.

ID: 1386227

11. You’re not entirely sure what the outdoor venue in Bonner Springs is called this year, but that won’t keep you from going this summer.

ID: 1386315

12. You’ve done that drive to Denver. You know, to the second, how long it takes to get there. And you know exactly how painful every single one of those seconds feels.


ID: 1386327

13. You actually know what the “S” in Harry S. Truman stands for.

ID: 1386383

14. Everyone you know works at Cerner, and that doesn’t seem weird.

ID: 1386431

15. Of course, you also don’t think it’s weird that you’re never more than three degrees of separation from anyone in a city with millions of people.

ID: 1386475

16. Or that driving 45 minutes is considered going “across town.”

ID: 1386492

17. You know exactly where this sign is.

ID: 1386500

18. When you got hungry, you knew just the place.

ID: 1389610

19. You believe that this probably happened.

ID: 1386513

20. You will, to your dying day, contend that Don Denkinger made the right call at first base.

ID: 1386738

21. You’re 98% sure that the final word of the national anthem is “CHIEFS!”

Jamie Squire / Getty Images

You yell it every time, whether or not you’re in KC.

ID: 1385863

22. And you don’t think it’s weird that there’s an unused spaceship right in the middle of town.

ID: 1386791

23. You’re tired of the stereotype that everyone in the Midwest is an overweight redneck.

Ethan Miller / Getty Images

Theo Wargo / Getty Images


Ginger Rogers: Born in Independence. David Cook: Raised in Blue Springs. Kate Spade: Born and raised in KC.

ID: 1386828

24. You know that this is what a real opera house looks like.

ID: 1386874

25. You expect more from your library. Outdoor theaters too.

ID: 1386901

26. And you believe that great things can start right in the Heartland.

ID: 1386928

27. Yes, you’ve spent a good chunk of your life explaining what state your hometown is in.

ID: 1386941

28. But the only thing that really matters is this: You’re from KC, one of the greatest cities on Earth.

ID: 1388248

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

  Your Reaction?


    Hot Buzz

    17 Mind-Blowingly Delicious Noodles To Try In NYC


    31 Reasons Potatoes Are The Best Thing At Thanksgiving


    Now Buzzing