Monday, July 17, 2017

Ms. Tomato Head


There is an odd event each summer in suburban Collinsville, Illinois. A factory there produces a local brand of catsup, Brooks. (Language debate: Heinz, the big national brand, spells it ketchup.) Just outside of town there is a tower with what is claimed to be America's biggest catsup bottle, more about which later. Anyway, it is a celebration of all things red and viscous, along with quite a large hot rod and custom car show.

Hence the hair-dos.  I think the second one is turning into a replica of the bottle. And that's not the big one in the bottom picture, just a portable model. Only in America.       



12 comments:

Bibi said...

Oh, these are just great. Definitely my kind of event. Thanks for being there and snapping away.

biebkriebels said...

You can have a festival even with Catsup!

s.c said...

Good ideas for redheads here. I like that.

Sharon Anck said...

Oh my gosh, what a fun event and a great place for all kinds of photo opportunities.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh that's hilarious Bob 😀😀

RedPat said...

How very weird and so much fun!

Paul in Powell River said...

I don't think I'd have the nerve; I definitely don't have the verve.

William Kendall said...

Quite peculiar!

bill burke said...

Who knew, what a fun event. Love the hairdos, must have been great to be there Bob and photograph the all things red event. :)

Kate said...

The hairdos are hysterically funny. I marvel at the lengths people and communities go to for fun.

Jack said...

I'm jealous that you found them and I didn't.

Stefan Jansson said...

Ha ha great stuff.