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Top 25 Fairgrounds Sightings of 2019


It was another fair sightings season that went considerably better than I expected going in, even though that’s an admittedly low bar given how soft my expectations were in late July when the fair season started.  I credit the majority … Continue reading

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Gretchen Defends Family And Throne


The hundreds of employees at Philip Morris’ Virginia headquarters were on their best behavior this morning, knowing that CEO Gretchen Paulson was not only coming into the office today for a morning board meeting, but that a hit piece from … Continue reading

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2019 Minnesota State Fair, Day 2


I tried to outsmart a Labor Day weekend weather forecast that was changing radically every few hours and got kicked in the nuts for it, delaying at the last minute my scheduled Saturday visit to the Minnesota State Fair until … Continue reading

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2019 Minnesota State Fair, Day 1


In recent years I’ve tried to downplay expectations some at the Minnesota State Fair because of the hostile smoking culture and ridiculously high prices of Minnesota cigarettes.  Yet just about every year those expectations get exceeded.  Part of it is … Continue reading

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2019 Missouri State Fair


In 2015, 2016, and 2018, I scheduled in a trip to the Missouri State Fair as part of a broader vacation plan that took me to other areas.  Missouri is such a geographic center that one can be vacationing south, … Continue reading

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2019 Iowa State Fair, Day 3


Most years I only head to the Iowa State Fair twice but since I wanted to go to that bandshell concert on Wednesday night, I decided to go a third night this year on Friday evening.  Country singer Luke Bryan … Continue reading

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2019 Iowa State Fair, Day 2


I went into an abbreviated Wednesday visit to the Iowa State Fair with low expectations as my intention was always to spend the core of the evening at a concert.  My real “second day at the 2019 Iowa State Fair” … Continue reading

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2019 Iowa State Fair, Day 1


By every objective measure, I had an exceptional day of fetishing at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, August 10, 2019.  It was the kind of day I would have considered pretty impressive even 10 years ago.  Especially in the … Continue reading

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2019 Local County Fair


Tuesday Another fair season officially got underway on Tuesday, July 30th at around 6 p.m. as I crashed the gates of my hometown county fair in Minnesota.  I’ve been keeping expectations low for this fair season generally, but especially for … Continue reading

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Trevor’s Mom Brings Home The Bacon


Becky McPherson took a fierce drag from her Marlboro Red as she sat in the small, dimly lit bathroom facility designated for hospital staff, holding her cell phone to her ear and listening to her husband speak.  If the wrong … Continue reading

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Trevor’s Birthday Girls Share a Party


Trevor McPherson was barely even trying at this point to focus on his older sister’s tax form tutorial as he sat at the kitchen table between his sisters, a haze of fresh cigarette smoke engulfing his personal space from both … Continue reading

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All Other Fairgrounds Overview


I’m adding this new category to account for additional fairgrounds sightings venues beyond my original three.  It started in 2013 when I stumbled into the Brown County Fair in Aberdeen, South Dakota, when I happened to be staying overnight there … Continue reading

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AOF #1. The Show Me State Welcomes Me With Daylong Chainsmoking Show By Distinctive Sexpot Trio


I had been to the 2015 Missouri State Fair for an about an hour without a single sighting under my belt thus far, but in the early afternoon I was ultimately taken aback by how dramatic of an entrance this … Continue reading

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AOF #2. Teen Blond In Painted-On Jean Shorts Gives Comprehensive Three-Cigarette Performance


As the Cole Swindell concert was playing during the 9:00 hour at the 2018 Missouri State Fair, I ventured south to the block full of bars where I came upon a hottie with a cigar, but she frustrated me by … Continue reading

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AOF #3. Mid-Teen Smoker Cutie Tries To Ask Out 20-Something Guy With Cigarette In Hand


Not five minutes after I arrived at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Aberdeen, South Dakota, on that accidental visit in August 2013, I was heading up to the grandstand area as country singer Brantley Gilbert was putting on a concert … Continue reading

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AOF #4. Kimberly Perry Doppelganger Smokes The Day And Night Away With Multiple Packs In Her Purse


I was nearly five hours into my Saturday afternoon at the 2018 Missouri State Fair without having seen anything too earth-shattering. But finally, a little after 5:00, I’d get my first rock-star find of the day at a remote grassy … Continue reading

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AOF #5. Blond Teen Outsmokes Friends And Later Hangs Out With Mom’s Friends


It was dumb luck that led me to the Brown County Fair in Aberdeen, South Dakota, in August 2013.  I was taking a three-day road trip through the area and stopped in the small isolated city to stay overnight when … Continue reading

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AOF #6. Sexy Late Teen Blond And Mom Puff Away In Front Of Nonsmoking Father And Boyfriend


My otherwise horrific day at the Indiana State Fair in 2017 produced three very strong sightings overall including one evening sighting that was genuinely captivating. I was on the west side of the grandstand area when I spotted a middle-aged … Continue reading

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AOF #7. Long-Legged Corn Dog Stand Brunette Uses Employer’s Property As Ashtray And Foot Stool On Multiple Smoke Breaks


The numbers sure were coming slowly in the early afternoon hours on my maiden voyage to the Indiana State Fair in 2017 and I had yet to figure out why, but all would be forgiven around 1:30 when the girl … Continue reading

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AOF #8. Teen Blond With Bare Midriff And Suggestive Belt Smokes A Couple Cigarettes


There were many dead points in the day and early evening at the 2016 Missouri State Fair, but I finally hit my stride during the intermission of the Lady Antebellum concert in the grandstand where I stood outside the fenced-in … Continue reading

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