Thursday, 12 August 2010

All the fun of the fair

I love funfairs. I won't go on any of the rides, except the dodgems - and that's probably because I can't drive anything else. An American told me yesterday that over there, the object is to avoid all the other cars. Say it ain't so? What a waste of time.

But I digress. What do I love about fairs? The neon, gaudy colours, airbrush painting, flashing lights, competing sound systems, over-excited kids, the slight air of disreputability, candy floss and onions and doughnuts fighting for olfactory dominance: all these things come to mind, the Ferris wheel scene in The Third Man, plus the wonderful, terrifying seaside fair scenes in Brighton Rock (books or films).

So I went out with my camera last night. We wandered through Bird's Euroshow Fair, then caught a set by The Walls, formerly The Stunning, whose biggest hit was the sublime 'Brewing Up A Storm'. All the pictures are here, but these are some favourites (click on them for larger images).

How's this for shameless opportunism?

More Obama plagiarism


Christine said...

Another excellent set of photos Voley, although I was particularly surprised to see the election campaign poster of the Jewish mayor. On second glance, however, it appears that I mistook an unfortunately placed attaching device for a yarmulke.

What larks.

The Plashing Vole said...

Glad you like them. I thought it was a halo at first!