Hurry, rush to get a seat!
Posted 10 August 2011 - 08:20 PM
Imagine how demoralizing it must have been to perform for "crowds" like this?
While most of Century 21 was a huge success and well attended, the events staged in the Arena usually performed to very small audiences. Perhaps it was the same situation that was later seen in NY, where folks skipped the circus and stage shows, figuring they wanted to see something really unique at a world's fair. In any event, seating was never a problem for these shows.
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Posted 08 September 2011 - 02:27 AM
The stadium, which existed before the fair, is still there. The path you see people walking up to the upper left is still there, and exits through a gate just to the side of the grandstand, directly across from the Armory entrance; the gate is rarely open, but the one time I found it unlocked I made sure to explore the route thoroughly. The Spanish pavilion is, of course, gone, and there's a wall at the top of that hill, which is now full of trees and bushes.
At upper left, immediately to the right of the Armory building, is the blocky steeple of Sacred Heart Church, which is still there.
To this day, most sporting events I see in the Memorial Stadium are underattended.
Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:58 PM
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:08 AM
The Florida water ski show actually did quite well in 1965. I have many pictures of a good sized crowd. True, some days it was pretty empty, but overall I think 1965 would have been rated as a success, especially compared to what it replaced from 1964.
The post-Fair report from the Florida World's Fair Commmission confirms this. 1965 attendance figures were good.
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