I hate the Fair.
Hell for me would resemble the Fair – with loud obnoxious games, greasy food, wild unruly children running loose, toothless people trying to rip meat from enormous turkey legs, Carnies heckling you as you walk by… yes, that would be what my Hell would be. I have always said any time you start to feel bad about your own family, go spend an evening People Watching at the Fair. It frightens me to wonder WHERE those people are every OTHER day of the year…
Call me a snob or a Breezer if you want to – I am perfectly ok with that. I remember when I got divorced one of the things I celebrated was never having to go to the Fair again, as he and all of his buddies just LOVE the Fair.
Course they also “fit in” with the crowd *ahem* (Add this to my One Million Reasons I Love Mike list – he feels the same way I do!!)
HOWEVER. Even in all of my disgust, all of my hatred, all of my grossed-out-beyond-belief-that-anyone-cares-what-a-2-foot-woman-looks-like or when-did-they-make-FORKS-illegal-at-the-Fair…. On Saturday, October 22nd, 2011…at 8pm Central… you will find me one place and one place only. The Fair.
Yes, MC Hammer will be performing at the Fair this year, and I absolutely can not resist the chance to see him live. Any time I see an artist from the 80s or 90s performing ANYWHERE I always do my best to go see them, but I remember MC Hammer being played at all of my school dances – the boys dancing while the girls cheered them on- LONG before the Boy Band days.
I can not wait to see if he is still sporting the parachute pants, or the designs in his hair like I remember from 20ish years ago. Or if the backup singers and dancers will be in head-to-tow spandex. Either way I am sure it will be quite a show.
There are several other bands and artists performing during the week that the Fair is in town, but none that I could imagine a second trip back for. Even the way over-glorified Molly Ringwalds will be there. (My heart still belongs to the Velcro Pygmies) For the complete line up click here.
So look for me on October 22nd to begin drinking early so that I will be able to stomach the Fair in all of it’s Carny glory – just to see one of my favorite artists from “back in the day.” And if you hear about a crazy lady frantically handing out forks, napkins, and hand sanitizer… well…