Best Festival and Best Place for People Watching: ComFest

From the March 28, 2013 edition

“Looks like we made it/ Look how far we’ve come, my baby/ Mighta took the long way/ We knew we’d get there someday/ They said, ‘I bet they’ll never make it’/ But just look at us holding on/ We’re still together, holding strong/ CHORUS: (You’re still the one) You’re still the one I run to/ The one that I belong to/ You’re still the one I want for life/ You’re still the one that I love/ The only one I dream of/ You’re still the one I...” well, you get the idea.

For a place to become the best spot for prime people watching, it must include a few specific ingredients.

Lots of people, of course, but it must go beyond sheer numbers.

It needs to be eclectic and electric, wild but also contrasted with just enough tameness to really make the crazy pop. The place should certainly offer a general looseness of societal standards, but it needs to go further than simply setting the table for festive and bizarre.

There should, ultimately, be an expectation for the inane.

And that, dear readers, ComFest has in spades.

Best Festival runners-up: Dublin Irish Festival, Columbus Arts Festival

Best Place for People Watching runners-up: Short North, Red White & Boom

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