It's not that we don't love the state fair, but it can be a volatile summertime equation: (3 Pronto Pups + 1 large chili fries + 104 degrees Fahrenheit x 1 Tilt-A-Whirl = Losing your lunch, and dignity, in front of family and friends), so wisdom suggests finding some shade in the grandstand and catching this week's show, a re-broadcast featuring highlights from our Minnesota and Kansas state fair productions of 2004, including performances by Shawn Colvin, The Wailin' Jennys, Tonic Sol Fa, and Kelley Hunt.
We'll also have Princess Kay of the Milky Way, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and in Lake Wobegon, you could do a lot with three dollars at the fair and still buy a piece of aunt Myrna's chocolate cake, a perennial blue ribbon winner.