MICHIGAN STATE FAIR; A SHELL OF WHAT IT USED TO BE
The Michigan State Fair is back for its two-week run and I plan on attending -- I suppose.
Whatever happened to our love for the State Fair? During my youth you had to go to the State Fair on 8 Mile and Woodward. The place was packed. The rides were on jam and big-time acts like the Ohio Players rolled into town for concerts.
I remember walking through a pack of people with my grandmother and Aunt and someone mistakenly hit my arm with a cigarette. The person apologized over and over again. My aunt was pissed, but for some reason I remembered that cigarette burn the rest of my life.
It symbolized a State Fair so alive and jammed that there was very little room to maneuver.
Now the State Fair is a shell of what it use to be. I plan on going more to support a childhood love than really wanting to go.
There needs to be some way to breath life back into a Detroit tradition.