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Sideshows by the Seashore

An ode to the weirdo heartthrobs of the Mr. Coney Island pageant.

Sideshows by the Seashore booth
Realestate developers may be trying  rather aggressively lately  to cover up the inherent freakiness of Coney Island...
The Spirit of Coney Island Lives On
The pageant took place on a Friday night at Sideshows by the Seashore on Surf Avenue  and unlike the Miss America...
Its a celebration of queer identities Jacques Le Strap contestant in the talent competition sitting at a table eating...
But my favorite contestant was Wilfredo. Wilfredo contestant in the talent competition with his pants pulled up to his...
Cornelius Loy played the theremin 	Cornelius Loy contestant standing shirtless in fishnet tights playing the theremin...
Contestant Darrell Thorne could have been a hitchhiker from outer space in the swimsuit competition serving one bodytwo...
Next we rode a roller coaster with Gigi Bonbon reigning Miss Coney Island who made a cameo bopping and bouncing around...

Katie Fricas is a cartoonist and illustrator in New York City; she enjoys long walks on the beach.