Despite the displays of questionable interestingness, I could hang out in the Festival of Gas all day, just because it would feel like I'm in the future. People back in '64 probably felt they had a right to expect that everything would look like this in the post-two-thousand world. The ordinaryness of our 2013 buildings is even less whelming than a ferris wheel of appliances.
So what's there now? The Festival of Gas was at B15 on the official '64 World's Fair map, which is now "field 3" - a soccer field, see?
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Please enjoy this footage of the Festival of Gas, featuring a disorienting jazz soundtrack of uncredited authorship. Someone is apparently so proud of their jazz that they won't let us embed the video. Lawyers are fun.
Excuse me now while I go back to imagining I live in the future of 1964.
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