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15 Familiar State Fair of Texas Reactions

Ever wonder what he's thinking behind those cold, dead eyes?  (photo by Jason Janik)
Ever wonder what he's thinking behind those cold, dead eyes? (photo by Jason Janik)
There are a couple things about the State Fair of Texas upon which we should all be able to agree: 1) The food is a delicious guilty pleasure and 2) There are always way too many people.   But don't think ill of your fellow humans. As you make your way through the fair, take in a breath of that sweet, fried air and know that you're not totally alone in Big Tex's world. Look to the faces around you, and your bound to see reflections of your own reactions to the sights and sounds of Dallas' greatest annual event.   We've taken note of some of the most common, and share those below.

1. Seeing the new Big Tex's face for the first time.

  Seeing the new Big Texas  

2. Encountering the many fried delights on offer, then remembering you’re on a diet.

  You remember you're actually on a diet

3. After eating the fried nutella.

  After eating the fried Nutella.

4. When they think you’re 10 years younger than you actually are at the guess-your-age booth.

  When they think you’re 10 years younger than you actually are at the guess-your-age booth

5. Walking into the petting zoo.

 
8. Giraffe Petting Zoo (photo by Kyle Pennington)
photo by Kyle Pennington
Walking into the petting zoo

6. How you feel holding a turkey leg.

  Turkey leg joy photo via Flickr

7. When all of your friends win stuffed animals instead of you.

  9. When all of your friends win stuffed animals except you

8. Getting some good ol' air conditioning inside the auto show.

 
Getting some good 'ole air conditioning at the auto show
photo by Jason Janik

9. An exotic creature escapes its State Fair habitat.

 
11. An exotic creature escapes its State Fair habitat (photo by Kyle Pennington)
photo by Kyle Pennington

10. How you feel watching the cultural performances.

  How you feel watching the cultural performances

11. Sitting on the Footsie Wootsie

 

12. Can’t stop, won’t stop eating food at the fair

  14. Can't stop, won't stop eating food at the fair

13. How your vegan friend sees the State Fair

15. How your vegan friend sees the state fair

14. Trying to enjoy a show after eating a ton of food

  16. Trying to enjoy a show after eating a ton of food

15. Hearing your friends say they’re tired and want to go home

  17. Hearing your girlfriend say she's tired and wants to go home.