In limbo

Summerfest in Forest Park, Ill. this Saturday featured temperatures in the 50s mixed with light rain. That, plus the fact it’s still Spring, does put a new spin on a Summer festival but it doesn’t necessarily make it any more difficult to photograph. Lower attendance means easier parking and less bumping into people. Cold temperatures pretty much ensured only the adventurous would be there so I knew I would find some fun.

At left, Keenan Young, 12, does the limbo as a line of other youngsters wait their turn at the festival. I like the kid’s expression right behind Keenan.

I shot the photograph on the right in 2007, outside a Jimmy Buffett concert in Cincinnati. Rami Clark of Alexandria, Kentucky attempted the limbo in a grass skirt and full Margaritaville head dress. Now that screams SUMMER!

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