I’m not sure if we are finally watching the death of the Fall Fair. I haven’t heard the proverbial “fat lady” singing yet. I know where I won’t hear her, or anyone else for that matter. While the article in today’s Times talks about how organizers are making the fall fair more affordable, you have to read between the lines to realize that one of the cost cutting measures is to get rid of the nightly bands.
The demolition derby is still on, in facty they have added a second demo derby, but no bands.
That’s right people. No music. The annual concert, by whatever aging classic rock band the fair can find, is a thing of the past. The only reason a lot of people go is to meet old friends at the Saturday Night show.
I have to wonder, are we watching the final, painful gasps of the Cambridge Fall Fair as it slips into the history books?