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Opening Party, Sideshows By The Seashore

Coney Island USA Events

Opening Party, Sideshows By The Seashore

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 8:00pm

Opening Party, Sideshows by the Seashore
($15, includes a free beer from Lagunitas Brewing Company)

Join Coney Island USA and the Morbid Anatomy Museum in celebrating the opening of the 8th annual Congress of Curious Peoples, our 10-day festival of lectures and performances about Curiosity and Curiosities. 

The Opening Night event, sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company, includes a Keynote Address by Superfreak, Mat Fraser, entitled “Natural Borns in the Modern Sideshow: From the Pornography of the Disabled to the New Rock and Roll.”

Sideshow Hall of Fame Inductions, Sideshows by the Seashore
The performance will be followed by the 2014 Inductees into the Sideshow Hall of Fame. Two nominees will be put forward by a panel of experts in each of five categories, following which the audience will vote and everyone will drink a toast (or two).

Hosted by Dick Zigun. Panelists: Mat Fraser, Princess Pat, Marie Roberts, Dr. Birnbaum, Todd Robbins, The Great Fredini, Kate Dale, Aaron Beebe, Adam Realman, Scott Baker.

Nominees for Class of 2013 & 2014

(2 of 3 per category will be inducted)

Sealo the Seal Boy/Thalidomide
Betty Lou Williams/African-American Parasitic Twin
Violet & Daisy Hilton/Siamese Twins

(Procedural Rules ReReReVote on correct Category for Fat & Thin Nominees)
The 7 Sutherland Sisters/& Their 37 FT of Hair
Dolly Dimples/Fat Lady
Long Necked Women of Burma

Slim Kelley & Whitey Sutton/Strates Carnival Sideshow
Aaron Brill/Brill's Bible (Catalogue of Building Plans)
Snapp Wyatt/Banner Painter

Peale's Museum/Baltimore
John Wilkes Booth/Mummy
Joyce Heath/Geo Washington's Wet Nurse)

Hadji Ali/Regurgatator
Joseph Pojol/Le Petomane (Musical Farter)
Wild man Hezekiah Trimbles/Congo The Jungle Creep


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