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Love and Photography

Mississippi Street Fair

20 July 2013
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Seeing people shoulder to shoulder from N Skidmore to N Fremont was quite a sight. One I’m not sure I was expecting. As an event photographer weekends are usually spoken for. As such, this was my first Mississippi Street fair.
Sigh.
I was expecting to see unicorns and boys with tee shirts and hair colored the same shade of grass green however.
Amnesia brew pub was a packed madhouse of people sanely wanting a cold pint on such a bright warm day; which I also expected. The staff was on top of it-bringing in stacks of glasses practically a person high-and pouring fast and friendly for a seemingly endless line.
Bands big and small, brass and bluegrass, were on stage almost every block. Street musicians played on an array of plastic buckets, accordions, and traditional African instruments in the intersections.
Food carts-oh, my dearest food carts-they kept everyone in a good mood with the sizzling of grilled veggies and smoky scent of backyard barbeque. Oh yeah-Voodoo doughnuts was also on the street serving out of a pink truck and, as usual, keeping doughnuts deliciously weird.
A strawberry lemonade was the second best treat of the day. Some genius had Boedecker rose on tap.
Seeking shade and a chance to cool my heels in Sidecar11 was also genius if I do say so myself. All that walking and photography in the July sun can sure make a gal thirsty!
And happy. File under: This+Camera=A Good Day.

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