If you were at the Western Idaho Fair on Tuesday night, you know just how crazy it was. Sure, the fair is always busy but when a star like Nelly is preforming, you can certainly expect chaos.

As expected, the chaos was out.

Videos, photos, and endless stories were all over social media during and after the major fair concert. What was going on backstage, however?

Well, we had an inside source. Our friend Chef Zee is the OFFICIAL chef for the stars when it comes to the Western Idaho Fair. He's a Boise staple and the celebrities know it--when they come to town, it doesn't matter what they're craving for dinner--Chef Zee makes it happen.

SO, curious to know what our man Nelly had to eat--custom ordered by Boise's own Zee Christopher? Some amazing food had to keep that guy fueled to be ready for a massive crowd at the Western Idaho Fair, right?

First, let's talk Lunch: 

  • 50 Chicken Wings
    • The wings MUST be baked!
  • 6 Turkey Avocado Croissant Sandwiches
  • Bottled Water

Ok, that lunch sounds good--but it's that dinner leading up to the MASSIVE on stage performance that we're all curious about. So what did Nelly have to eat?

  • Fresh Grilled Salmon
    • A side of Roasted red potatoes
  • Grilled Barbecue Chicken
    • A Side of roasted vegetables
  • Bottled Water
  • Pineapple Juice

Do we think Nelly was chasing some tequila down with that pineapple juice? Well, we'll never know as Chef Zee was sworn to secrecy.

As the Western Idaho Fair continues on at Expo Idaho, check out a list of past concerts and mainstage entertainment acts. The roster is impressive--which others did you attend over the years? 

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