Wednesday, September 25, 2013

County Resident Says Mid-South Fair More Boring Than Ever

Posted By on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Reid Harmon
  • Reid Harmon
Midtown— Arlington resident Reid Harmon is demanding a refund after what he describes as “the worst fair [he’s] ever attended.” Harmon, 31, was observed aimlessly wandering through the abandoned Mid-South Fairgrounds late Friday afternoon, scowling as he searched in vain for a Pronto Pup stand.

“I’ve been coming to this fair off and on my entire life,” said Harmon removing his shirt and hiking up his tube socks. “Sure it’s had some wear and tear over the years, but it’s like they’re not even trying anymore.”

Harmon described how he had struggled to enter the locked Lifestyle Center building for upwards of forty minutes, hoping to get a glimpse of some classic cars, or sit in on the preliminary rounds of the Junior Youth Talent show.

“The cutbacks are really noticeable when you go to see the livestock show,” the delirious man continued. “I don’t think I saw any show animals that weren’t squirrels or birds.”

"Thanks Obama," Harmon shouted and then he proceeded to award a blue ribbon to a nearby tree.

Even though Harmon says he probably won’t be attending the fair in the future, he did have some good things to say about his final visit.

“I like that they added all of this extra parking,” he said. "And I like the construction equipment exhibit." The interview was cut short as Memphis Police arrived to arrest Harmon for destroying a section of the Kroc Center.


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