By: Bryan Seltzer, IPAnews.com
August 5, 2021
Costa Mesa, CA: The OC Fair scored once again with a dynamite performance by the tribute band to Queen, Queen Nation. Playing to a Sold Out audience on Wed, August 4, those lucky enough to gain entrance into the Hangar, as most of the tickets were purchased online, could hardly wait for the 8:30 dimming of the lights and the band to appear on stage. Even the “Standing Room Only” areas were filling up by those who did not plan ahead but wanted to hear and see this great band!
As the lights dimmed there was a rush to the seats and cheers could be heard throughout the building in anticipation of the explosion to come as the band lit up the Queen’s Crown would be performing song after song. Having had the opportunity of hearing Queen Nation at several events, I knew what was coming and so did most of the others. I believe about 65%+ were returning followers and about 35% newbies, ready to join in their fan club!
The audience was delighted to hear their favorite songs and sing along with them. Often repeating the lead singers creative babble the best they could. As the band members moved around the stage, each one created additional enthusiasm with their moves, looks and great voices!
Yes, even those outside the Hangar were dancing and singing too in the warm summer night. Smiles were everywhere and all were greatly entertained!
The OC Fair is careful in their selection of bands which cover a broad spectrum in music and style. With the popular events, music, games, rides, animals, food, products and services offered at this year’s 2021 Fair, it’s no wonder that most every day is sold out! Be sure to get your tickets in advance for this LAST WEEK of the OC Fair so you don’t miss out on all that the Fair has to offer!
(All photos are by Bryan Seltzer, International Press Association, IPAnews.com)
Key things to know about the 2021 OC Fair:
- A limited number of tickets are available each day – some days are selling out
- Advance online ticket sales only – no transaction fees
- Tickets are good only for the date purchased; please choose dates carefully – no refunds
- Same-day Fair admission is included with tickets to concerts during the Fair
- OC Fair is not currently planning to increase capacity which is capped at 45,000 daily
- Masks are required indoors for unvaccinated guests
Tickets are $12 weekday general admission (Wednesday, Thursday) and $14 weekend general admission (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Admission for seniors (60+) and youth (ages 6-12) is $7 every day and children 5 and younger are free.
The 2021 OC Fair mobile app is now available with information on daily activities as well as a map, news & information and tickets. Search for “ocfair 2021” in your app store.
The Fair will open each day at 10 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays and midnight on weekends.
General parking is still $10, $20 for buses and limos, credit card only. The free shuttle from Experian and OCTA’s OC Fair Express bus service will not be available this year. Carnival tickets are also on sale now so fairgoers can skip the ticket booths, and tickets for concerts in The Hangar and Pacific Amphitheatre can be found at ocfair.com/entertainment.