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Monday Roundup

Posted October 19, 2010

Three of the first four days of the Fair set attendance records. I haven't seen Monday's numbers yet, but it wouldn't surprise me to know that Monday was yet another record. It was crowded. It felt more like a Friday than a Monday.

Hey, what happened to the Cheerwine booth? I didn't see the iconic white wagon at the end of the Education Building this year. You can still get Cheerwine, but you'll have to range a little further afield. More about that in a later blog post.

Remember those bright green "Seriously Twisted Fun" shirts that were given away at the 2007 Fair? They were seriously in evidence on Monday. I must have seen dozens of people wearing them.

The Mindblaster ride was still down Monday. Looked like repairs were in progress.

I remain amazed that there can be ten zillion people in line for the restroom at the Village of Yesteryear but a little way up, in the Expo Building, there is no line.

Unusual prizes in the midway booths: Pink Panther, Michael Jackson (only in a few booths; the Whac-A-Mole operator told me that he'd had Michael Jackson dolls at the Dixie Classic Fair, but he'd run out), and Glenn Quagmire.


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