The Kazoo

I did not know the Kazoo was invented in Macon. The Georgia State Fair opened yesterday. It’s the 152 year of it. The fair is one of the oldest in the country.

Tomorrow, Thursday, the fair will try to set the world’s record for largest kazoo band. Here are the details.

What organizers hope will become the world’s largest kazoo band is open to anyone who wants to participate. Free kazoos will be handed out, and the event takes place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Luther Williams Field in Macon. You must pay admission to the Georgia State Fair to get into Central City Park, but Bibb Music Center is offering free day passes at its store on Cotton Avenue in downtown Macon.

11 comments

  1. Doug Deal says:

    I saw a television program on this lady the other day (the Kazoo lady). She actually tries to do “classical Kazoo” and is trying to make the Kazoo the official instrument of the US.

    Strange that a few days later she would be in Macon.

  2. Jas says:

    God bless the Georgia State Fair. It’s too bad that the cowards in Perry had to result in spreading false rumors to downgrade the reputation of the GA State Fair.

  3. gatormathis says:

    Yep, the kazoo actually began as kudzu.

    A big ole kudzu vine was hollowed out and made into a musical instrument.

    They didn’t want to call it “kud” as in “cud” zu, because you don’t want people to think you are putting cud in your mouth.

    So they called it “kaz” as in kazoo, which wa sneutral, and everybody loved.

    One day, it’ll take “Snopes” to dispell this rumor………….lol.

  4. Doug Deal says:

    joe,

    You give up too easily. You just need to be more deliberate in how you do it.

    First, you set up a web site that references this fact, with fake pictures if you must. Then, you get other people to reference it on their web sites, and link to each other. Not in an overly obvious way.

    Then, create a web site and put a sitation, with enough real facts that the whole thing is taken as well documented.

    Unless a GEN-U-WINE Kazoo expert reads carefully, you could probably sneak it in.

  5. joe says:

    Doug,

    The truth is that I would have a hard time doing that. In the early 70’s, I played the kazoo professionally. I am what is know in the industry as a Kazoo expert. I would either have to lie like a dog, or completely alter my identity so that even my face was unreconizable. I am just not sure it is worth it.

    If you, however, want to set up the site, I would consider becoming a visiting expert.

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