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sideshow

a small show or entertainment offered in conjunction with a larger attraction, as at a circus or fair
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That theme is not a sideshow but, instead, the main event in the center ring.
The Butterfly Girl sideshow illusion - which debuted at Rhyl's original Pleasure Land in 1959 - was thought to be lost without trace after it was put into storage in the 1960s.
The sideshow talker, calling attention to "a ferocious African savage, Kabutu, born with fangs and raised by wild animals," seems unaware that the performer's act is a grotesque parody of the African American audience's history of dehumanization.
Todd Robbins, whose off-Broadway show ``Carnival Knowledge'' offers a behind-the-scenes look at sideshows, met Reynolds at Coney Island more than a decade ago.
Am I giving away too much by telling you most sideshow oddities are just hyperbole?
If those examples remind you of a carnival sideshow, there's a reason.
Performers from Coney Island USA's Sideshows by the Seashore will entertain and pose for pictures to raise awareness that Coney Island is back in business following Hurricane Sandy.
And yet, the idea is one that's positively thrilling, and Finnegan's 10-in-1 Circus Sideshow promises everything that makes that idea of sideshows exciting: a human pincushion, burlesque, a "Dragon Man" (whom one imagines breathes fire), a "Man-Eating Chicken" and - perhaps most importantly - a night of "magic and pizzazz," the idea that the world is stranger and cooler than we often notice.
Born with severe physical deformities, he participated as a freak attraction in traveling sideshows.
Attractions at the 27th annual charity included a trampoline troupe, a sword swallower, fairground rides and dozens of stalls and sideshows.
Players create their dream parks with 100 rides, roller coasters, sideshows, and shops in three new and distinct themes: Arabian Nights, Land of Invention, and Polar Zone.