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Why would a guy would walk around the Fair for twelve minutes, doing nothing but tape recording the passing crowd, when there were important pictures to be taken?! Probably because I had already tape-recorded the pavilions of interest, and couldn't kick the habit! To those of you who might enjoy authentic crowd and street noise while viewing NYWF photographs, this AUDIO file is hereby dedicated.

 

Walking Around the Fair.mp3  (12:01)

 

 

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Ralph, do you remember where you were walking while recording these sounds and voices?  They are still so alive, so vibrant nearly 55 years later.

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Sorry, Jim, I really don't know exactly where I was. The "Fair is Fair" music in the beginning could be coming from any of the ubiquitous luminaries on any street. There are a few mumbled announcements here and there, but I haven't identified any. Perhaps some of our fantastic WF sleuths can sniff out a clue here and there. I've never really paid much attention to this audio, but if I detect something I'll let you know.

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Around 9:50: carillon.

Around 10:25: beep-beeps, probably Glide-a-Ride horn(s).

Around 10:30: a narration becomes audible. Beeps continue.

10:35 -10:40: narration sounds like: "...delicatessen..." "...products..."  [?]

Around 10:44: "We have room at the International Plaza for 600 people, 190 people..."  (as best I can make out).

The Glide-a-Ride EW route was the only one going by the International Plaza, and did not have narration, so it seems there was a barker PA system for the Plaza.

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I was curious about where a PA speaker might be - could it have been the carillon? 

Searching Bill Cotter's photo CDs, I found a picture with a PA speaker mounted above the Hummel shop, facing out to the Avenue of Asia

109 - International Plaza - Hummel shop PA speaker.jpg

There's a similar speaker above the Bel-Gem Waffle shop in Ralph's InternationalPlaza 6 Bel-Gem waffles picture.

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Sherlock Holmes would envy you, Wayne! I noticed the carillon also, and presumed it came from Coke. I wonder if the beeps came from the occasional Greyhound Bus as well as the Glide-a-Ride.

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The Grand Sightseeing bus tour did go by there:

http://www.nywf64.com/greyhound08.shtml

but the horns sounded too puny to me to be a bus. 

Maybe if Larry Lief (our resident Greyhound driver and Dempsey Dumpster nemesis) sees this, he can comment.

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Wayne - I'm on a little tablet right now and I can't hear Ralph's audio.  It says it's not available for my account whatever that means.  The WF Greyhound buses had normal horns. They really couldn't goof around with those big things and put something silly quacking out the Go Greyhound tune like they did on the 1964 Escorters . The late great Ray Dashner had a lot of WF audio recordings.

Funny, I haven't been here in a long time but I just took a quick look and skimmed a few posts and saw my name!

 

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Larry, for some reason I don't understand, it seems to require a membership and password to access an audio file. Does your tablet have that kind of access? Perhaps Bill C. can enlighten us. 

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Do you have a date on this?  Sounds like it's a warm time of year to discuss the merits of a snowcone.

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I haven't heard kids whine like that in years, "...i don't wanna ....." unless it was from a 1960's movie or tv show.

Great audio

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4 hours ago, icedstitch said:

Do you have a date on this?  Sounds like it's a warm time of year to discuss the merits of a snowcone.

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I haven't heard kids whine like that in years, "...i don't wanna ....." unless it was from a 1960's movie or tv show.

Great audio

I don't follow you about snowcones. During summer seems like a great time to consider the merits of these crushed ice treats with flavoring. Glad you like the audio!

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 Wayne, an ID and password are necessary to download files as they are intended only for users. There's no additional password beyond that normally used to get onto the site. Nonmembers can read anything here but they can't download or Post.

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