Mayfest | Chicago, IL.
Some photos I took while I was walking around with my new 35mm at Chicago’s Mayfest. A couple things to note:
- The band playing was a Talking Heads tribute band named “This Must Be The Band.” They had great energy, great performances, and the bassist was killer. Which is a must in any band. If you have a chance to check em out you should. Their Chicago tour schedule is here.
- The Strongman contest, or ‘high striker’ is a game made exclusively to exploit and profit from others’ hubris. Secondly, the only way the crowd sees you as a winner is if they hear that bell ring. No ring? You are weak. Feeble. Frail. Not fit to walk this earth. Ultimate public shame. And the defeated? Well, he sets down the oversized mallet with a smile on his face belying his true emotions. He skulks back into the crowd to be forgotten. To be rid of this cursed memory. If you see one of these at a fair or carnival remember, no one says: ”Hey man, that was really close, you must be pretty strong to almost hit the bell.”
See you guys at the next one.