Last night, Team Pippin went to the Fair. Since our Cooper-Young "war-room" is only a few blocks from the Fairgrounds, we strolled up the street and through the gate, paying our $5 because we really just wanted to see the band: The Sugar Hill Gang.
The Fair was very empty, and miniscule compared to other years. We joined about 100 folks sitting quietly on benches in front of an empty stage. A Bob Marley album was coming through the loudspeakers, which was nice. We listened to the whole album. Nobody ever announced anything over the loudspeakers, and the soundguys said they had no idea what was going on.
After at least an hour, everybody left. Someone made an announcement, but since they did not use the P.A. system, we couldn't hear what was said. No lights, no live music, no local band on hand to save the day -- just an empty stage.
Pathetic. No justice -- JUST US.