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    State Fair

    Anyone here? We're making our way from beer tent to beer tent....



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    Re: State Fair

    I would be for Jeff Dunham (and helping out the ISU Solar Car team) if I didn't have to work tonight.



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    Re: State Fair

    i was there, sweated, saw some fatties (both human and livestock), paid for some east side parking fun, and left.

    once per year is plenty. Had I not had kids, I would be beer tent hopping till they kicked me out...



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    Re: State Fair

    I was just in the sheep building. There are at least 5 times as many Hawkeye fans in that building as anywhere else at the fair.



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    Re: State Fair

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    I was just in the sheep building. There are at least 5 times as many Hawkeye fans in that building as anywhere else at the fair.
    Must be date night.



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    Re: State Fair

    I was there yesterday mainly to see Tone Loc and Vanilla Ice. I know there is way to confirm the numbers there but it had to be close to record crowd to watch an free stage performance. Tone was great but I was there to see the Iceman. He was awesome. Despite his style being more hardcore, he was able to keep his songs PG. I know many here probably aren't fans of him, but the guy puts on one hell of a show.


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    I was there, it was nuts!



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    Re: State Fair

    Quote Originally Posted by CyclonesRulzzz View Post
    I was there yesterday mainly to see Tone Loc and Vanilla Ice. I know there is way to confirm the numbers there but it had to be close to record crowd to watch an free stage performance. Tone was great but I was there to see the Iceman. He was awesome. Despite his style being more hardcore, he was able to keep his songs PG. I know many here probably aren't fans of him, but the guy puts on one hell of a show.
    The Register is describing it as "massive crowd".
    http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2010/08/16/massive-crowd-cheers-vanilla-ice-and-tone-loc-at-2010-iowa-state-fair/
    Vanilla Ice might start to call DM his second home. He played 7 Flag's a couple years ago….People's last year…now the Fair….


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    Re: State Fair

    Went there on Friday with the wife. We escaped before East Side Night fully kicked in. Saw lots of people sporting their ISU gear which was good to see.



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    Re: State Fair

    Quote Originally Posted by djcubby View Post
    Went there on Friday with the wife. We escaped before East Side Night fully kicked in. Saw lots of people sporting their ISU gear which was good to see.
    I have an idea of what you are referring to but could you elaborate on East Side Night? If for any reason, the sharing of a good story or two.


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    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    I was just in the sheep building. There are at least 5 times as many Hawkeye fans in that building as anywhere else at the fair.
    Mating season.


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    Quote Originally Posted by josh777 View Post
    I have an idea of what you are referring to but could you elaborate on East Side Night? If for any reason, the sharing of a good story or two.
    Sorry, no stories because I try to avoid it like the plague. The first Friday night of the fair is known as East Side Night. From what I understand, it's basically an East High reunion/drunk fest. My wife works with a lady that takes that day off from work so she can get her hair done, nails done, and buys a new dress every year.



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    Quote Originally Posted by josh777 View Post
    I have an idea of what you are referring to but could you elaborate on East Side Night? If for any reason, the sharing of a good story or two.
    1st Friday of the Fair is the traditional East side reunion night.



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    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    The Register is describing it as "massive crowd".
    http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2010/08/16/massive-crowd-cheers-vanilla-ice-and-tone-loc-at-2010-iowa-state-fair/
    Vanilla Ice might start to call DM his second home. He played 7 Flag's a couple years ago….People's last year…now the Fair….
    Took the kids to the fair last night and completely forgot about Vanilla Ice playing. Went up by the free stage to see how crowded the kids playground area was (after seeing it no way were we letting the kids play around in the crowd sitting on it to watch the show). Needless to say we were shocked at how many people were there until we asked someone who was playing and then it dawned on us. That was insane how many people were there. Also it was no fun trying to push two strollers through that mob just to get back out.

    Wife and I were mad we forgot about it as we were planning on getting a babysitter so we could go to it.

    On a side note i was disappointed to not see Cy at the ISU booth in the VIB as Herky was at the Hoks booth. But the kids did get their picture taken with Clifford the Big Red Dog.

    All in all it was a fun night and got to experience the east sides finest while parking.



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