“I love a theme as much as the next person. Okay, probably way more than most people. The Indiana State Fair helps feed my obsession.” Nora Spitznogle on the Indiana State Fair’s Year of the Coliseum.
“I’ve attended every single day of the State Fair for the last decade. That translates to about 150 visits. Let’s be conservative (for once in our lives) and say that I spent two hours each time so 300 hours equals, well, a lot – I’m a State Fair nerd, not a statistician.” Nora Spitznogle is the Indiana’s State Fair’s biggest fan.
“My absolute favorite part of the whole Saint dealie is the idea of patron saints – someone specific to pray to and pour out my troubles.” Nora Spitznogle shares her favorite saints.
Our intrepid reporter Nora Spitznogle hasn’t missed a day at the Indiana State Fair in nearly a decade. Here are some of her favorite sights from this year’s fair.
Nora Spitznogle hasn’t missed a day at the Indiana State Fair in almost ten years. Here’s a selection of some of her favorite things to see and do there.
“Admit it. You can’t name any famous Noras besides Nora Ephron. You might have mentally blurted out Norah Jones, but she’s a Nora with an ‘h,’ so it doesn’t count.” Huh. Nora Spitznogle is pretty famous in our book.
“All of those years, for those five minutes between the old year and the new, everything stopped. All eyes and ears were on Dick. No one called for a bedpan, snapped his fingers for their check–or even died, for that matter.” Nora Spitznogle‘s New Year’s Eve will never be the same.
“After they played at the coffeehouse, I took them a lesbian bar, where my boyfriend’s band, Middletown, was playing. Amy and Fred sang during Middletown’s break and the crowd loved them, but I think the women were mostly cheering for Amy.”
“I will also admit that Davy Jones was my favorite Monkee, even though I pretended that Peter Tork was, mostly because I thought I might have a better chance with Peter.” Davy made Nora Spitznogle a believer.