Friday, June 22

The Del Mar Fair


A gathering of families and couples, wondering in a daze through the multi colored rickety rides as vendors shout out incentives to play their games. Every object is neon colored, scented, flashing, or a combination of the three. I did, however, have a good time and even sampled a deep fried snickers. I liken it to a pancake cradling a melted snickers bar, it was actually kind of tasty. Not to mention, Ingelbert Humperdink performed on the main stage the night I was there. The best part though? The ride "Magnum"; centering around Magnum PI, the airbrushed Tom Selleck mural had me laughing so hard I was crying by the end of the ride. A tribute to the tackiest aspects of American culture, the Del Mar Fair reminded me of so many artists who build their careers on American Kitch. Giant stuffed spiderman anyone?

2 comments:

alexae said...

I didn't know that Tom Selleck was a cone head... amazing. Can't believe you tried a deep fried snickers, my arteries hurt thinking about it.

kelly v said...

Yup, the out strange proportions of his head was my favorite part of the mural...hilarious.