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a subordinate incident of little importance relative to the main event

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a minor show that is part of a larger one (as at the circus)

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That theme is not a sideshow but, instead, the main event in the center ring.
The Butterfly Girl sideshow illusion - which debuted at Rhyl's original Pleasure Land in 1959 - was thought to be lost without trace after it was put into storage in the 1960s.
Indeed, while the camera lingers on Beloved, the sounds of the carnival are heard, a clear pairing between Beloved and the sideshow.
Although the old-school sideshows have fallen out of favor, pushed out of traveling carnivals by mechanical rides, the medium is enjoying a renaissance in Coney Island and other parts of New York.
When sideshows peaked in the early 1900s and mummies were in demand, many operators bought fake ones from a catalogue.
BOY, THERE'S NOTHING QUITE LIKE a good carnival sideshow, is there?
Finally, "Relocations of the Freak Show" considers how sideshows and dime museums have been transformed in the politically correct late twentieth century.
Individuals with this disorder have an upper body and face covered with hair and have often ended up in sideshows as human werewolves, say the authors.
More often, talk shows will feature people with physical conditions similar to those who were attractions in sideshows.
Minority suppliers have heard these promises before, then watched the SBA and the MBDA reduced to sideshows by previous presidential administrations.
the Blue Monkey Sideshow will offer a spectacle in the tradition of the classic carnival sideshows, but with a decidedly contemporary, humorous twist.
All other sideshows have been bypassed by time," she said at a funeral.
According to the official synopsis of "Monsters Among Us": "One of the only surviving sideshows in the country struggles to stay in business during the dawning era of television.
And yet, the idea is one that's positively thrilling, and Finnegan's 10-in-1 Circus Sideshow promises everything that makes that idea of sideshows exciting: a human pincushion, burlesque, a "Dragon Man" (whom one imagines breathes fire), a "Man-Eating Chicken" and - perhaps most importantly - a night of "magic and pizzazz," the idea that the world is stranger and cooler than we often notice.
Born with severe physical deformities, he participated as a freak attraction in traveling sideshows.