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Saturday, June 21, 2003

State fair


The Illinois State Fair runs for ten days from Friday, August 8. Among the many grandstand acts this year are Hank Williams, Jr., Ted Nugent and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and the Goo Goo Dolls with Lisa Marie Presley. Ticket prices range from $18 to $30.

Oh! Eddie Money will be in the arena on Tuesday the 12th. Ticket prices are $5.00. Five Dollars! What a value!

Link to grandstand and arena line-ups

Regarding the photo, that's the grandstand on the right, not to be confused with the milkshake stand on the left.

Posted by Marie at June 21, 2003 11:41 PM


Is the big slide still there?

Posted by: ArchPundit at June 25, 2003 8:41 PM

Oh, yeah! It's still there in all its glory. I wonder if I'm the only one who relates the big slide to Jim Thompson?

Posted by: Marie at June 26, 2003 12:07 AM

I do too, actually. I also associate Ewing Castle in Bloomington with him because that is where the McLean County Republicans had their picnic every year--and before I could remember he apparently took me around the picnic on his shoulders.

Posted by: ArchPundit at June 26, 2003 11:56 PM