San Mateo, County Fair

Upon entry, a kid's ride was noticed first
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Upon entry, a kid's ride was noticed first


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 15:13:44 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #151344_8077BCX
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A display of finely restored vintage cars
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A display of finely restored vintage cars


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 15:15:28 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #151528_8082BCX
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Near the entrance/exit was a handy souvenir booth
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Near the entrance/exit was a handy souvenir booth


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 15:16:10 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #151610_8083BCX
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A young girl enjoyed the face painting booth
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A young girl enjoyed the face painting booth


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 15:27:30 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #152730_8087BCX
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One kid's ride featured bees showing peace hand gestures
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One kid's ride featured bees showing peace hand gestures


Perhaps inspired by the Beatles song Let It "Bee"   •  San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 15:28:08 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #152808_8088BCX
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The big hall held merchandise booths and exhibited winners
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The big hall held merchandise booths and exhibited winners


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 15:29:22 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #152922_8090BCX
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First place winner with the best dahlia-miniature
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First place winner with the best dahlia-miniature


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 15:30:28 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #153028_8091BCX
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First and second place winners with the best beets
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First and second place winners with the best beets


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 15:32:20 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #153220_8094BCX
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The oil painting was the grand prize winner
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The oil painting was the grand prize winner


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 15:32:50 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #153250_8096BCX
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One of many quilts in the fair's competition
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One of many quilts in the fair's competition


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 15:36:56 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #153656_8099BCX
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There was a true carnival component to the fair
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There was a true carnival component to the fair


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 15:42:46 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #154248_8100BCX
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A boy was bucked from the bucking bull
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A boy was bucked from the bucking bull


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The food concession area was well shaded with good seating
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The food concession area was well shaded with good seating


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For a quarter (US $0.25) one might have a foot massage
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For a quarter (US $0.25) one might have a foot massage


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 15:52:38 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #155238_8115BCX
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Electricity was out in the hall with winning table settings
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Electricity was out in the hall with winning table settings


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 15:53:50 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #155350_8117BCX
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It cost US $1.00 to see a sleeping 1,000 pound pig
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It cost US $1.00 to see a sleeping 1,000 pound pig


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 15:57:24 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #155724_8121BCX
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A young goat wondered if the sign might taste good
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A young goat wondered if the sign might taste good


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 16:04:32 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #160432_8127BCX
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Award winning cows were on display in the livestock area
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Award winning cows were on display in the livestock area


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 16:05:24 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #160524_8129BCX
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People on stilts posed with a woman's children
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People on stilts posed with a woman's children


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 16:07:32 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #160722_8130BCX
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The sign on the back of a booth with amusing signs to sell
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The sign on the back of a booth with amusing signs to sell


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 16:08:48 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #160848_8134BCX
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The Luvhed band played on stage
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The Luvhed band played on stage


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 16:09:20 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #160920_8136BCX
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A couple on stilts paraded the grounds
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A couple on stilts paraded the grounds


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 16:13:32 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #161332_8140BCX
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An odd but cute rabbit was on display
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An odd but cute rabbit was on display


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 16:23:08 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #162308_8149BCX
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A short-eared white rabbit
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A short-eared white rabbit


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 16:23:48 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #162348_8151BCX
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A petting area with fake animals for the too young
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A petting area with fake animals for the too young


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 16:24:30 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #162430_8152BCX
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Soft, plush souvenirs were for sale in the kid's area
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Soft, plush souvenirs were for sale in the kid's area


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 16:32:54 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #163254_8155BCX
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Boy with painted face rode "The Gator" roller coaster
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Boy with painted face rode "The Gator" roller coaster


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 16:37:28 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #163728_8164BCX
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Father showed great love for his son with the painted face
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Father showed great love for his son with the painted face


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 16:37:50 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #163750_8165BCX
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A family appeared ready to slide down the tall slide together
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A family appeared ready to slide down the tall slide together


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 16:39:08 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #163908_8167BCX
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Had the basketball not bounced, a prize would have been won
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Had the basketball not bounced, a prize would have been won


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 16:44:50 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #164450_8176BCX
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One fellow walked away with prizes won
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One fellow walked away with prizes won


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 16:45:22 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #164522_8177BCX
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A small roller coaster still provided great thrills
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A small roller coaster still provided great thrills


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 16:47:16 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #164716_8185BCX
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Caramel apples provided a mouth-watering sight
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Caramel apples provided a mouth-watering sight


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 16:48:14 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #164814_8187BCX
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One ride was patterned after a car's crankshaft and piston
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One ride was patterned after a car's crankshaft and piston


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 16:50:02 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #165002_8191BCX
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The hub of the ferris wheel was more complex than thought
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The hub of the ferris wheel was more complex than thought


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 16:50:56 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #165056_8192BCX
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Juggling magicians performed on stage
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Juggling magicians performed on stage


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 17:15:21 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #171512_8201BCX
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The decor of one ride appeared well worn
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The decor of one ride appeared well worn


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 17:35:24 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #173524_8216BCX
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The "Chicago Loop" frightened as it spun
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The "Chicago Loop" frightened as it spun


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 17:38:58 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #173858_8223BCX
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The "Chicago Loop" stopped briefly upside down
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The "Chicago Loop" stopped briefly upside down


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 17:39:36 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #173936_8226BCX
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People were belted in for the "Super Shot"
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People were belted in for the "Super Shot"


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Friends with M&M fans watched the "Super Shot"
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Friends with M&M fans watched the "Super Shot"


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 17:45:50 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #174558_8230BCX
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The "Super Shot" rose slowly to a great height
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The "Super Shot" rose slowly to a great height


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 17:46:52 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #174652_8235BCX
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The "Super Shot" descended in free fall
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The "Super Shot" descended in free fall


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Kids and teens lined up for the next ride
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Kids and teens lined up for the next ride


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A constant stream of people rode the roller coaster
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A constant stream of people rode the roller coaster


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Her hair caught great light from the setting sun
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Her hair caught great light from the setting sun


San Mateo County Fair 2009   •  San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 August 2009)   •  (Photo taken 17:55:02 Sunday 16 August 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #175502_8260BCX
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Al Fabrizio and Hugo Wainzinger performed
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Al Fabrizio and Hugo Wainzinger performed


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Guest Services was plastered with signs
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Guest Services was plastered with signs


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