Cowabunga!

In case you didn’t already know, that is the theme for this year’s Orange County Fair, being held July 13-Aug 5. It never fails that I want to go to the OC Swap Meet Marketplace when the fair is in town, and I get all disappointed. Stupid, I know.

With the fair always comes the concert series, and I was gong through the listing page, when I almost got whiplash doing a double take at one of the performers. Bob Dylan, my friends, in all his creepy Victoria’s Secret B&W glory.

Other than Mr. Dylan, whom I totally fail to get, they have a pretty good hodgepodge of artists, from Fergie to Earth, Wind and Fire, to Daughtry. Add in some Queens of the Stone Age, She Wants Revenge and Ziggy Marley to get yourself a nice cross-section of musical styles.

As for the fair, I have to say I enjoy it much more than the LA County Fair. I like the fact that it is smaller, and the last few times I went to LA, it seemed that there was much more retailing than exhibits. I mean, how many times can I see a CalSpa display? I counted something like five, which seems a bit excessive.

My son always looks forward to going, and they have a very nice kid’s section that he would be more than happy to stay in all day. Somehow, the promise of seeing a cow in another part of the fair never seems to work in persuading him to leave.

I’m raising a city kid, for sure.

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