Fair dispatches

A couple of dispatches from the State Fair.

This video features a sword swallower, which leads us to wonder how someone breaks into the sword swallowing business?

Minnesota State Fair, 2012 from kevin gilmore on Vimeo.

We heard from New York transplant Waqar Ahmad, who has taken a liking to the State Fair and who has set up a Facebook page to document faces at the fair.

“I have been mesmerized by this anthropological experience otherwise known as the Minnesota State Fair. An interest in people-watching and photography led me to this project,” Waqar reports.

Did you miss Chastity Brown on the MPR Current stage? Well, here.


(Photo: Nate Ryan)

Question: Would we like ducks as much if they actually could sing?

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