History, humor, humanity
by Mariellen Jacobson on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 38 shows
Who knew that there were so many tangents to the story of the great Armistice Day Blizzard of 1940? Well, Bob did, and I’m very happy that he took the time to craft this fascinating story for us. Freak weather patterns, strange coincidences, accidents of timing, immediate and long-term impacts in cities and rural areas, individual heroism, apples, ducks, trains, ships, his family - he packed a lot into his charming presentation. You’ll be informed, entertained and inspired.
the man, the myth, the LEGEND!
by Jeremy Motz on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 11 shows
a storm i knew nothing about, from a storyteller i knew nothing about, but by the end, was so glad to have learned of them both. the hidden heart and depth buried in this tale and why it is relevant to hear it today snuck on me and hit me hard, enough for me to recommend this show to everyone i can. it's simple, it's soothing, it's heartfelt. hear it for yourself!
by Chris M. on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows
I saw two comedies before this one and I'm glad I stuck around for it. Nice work.
This is What Fringe is All About!
by Jennifer Syverson on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show
I love Fringe because it's a grab bag of talents and stories and I love being surprised by something I normally would not see. Bob, is one of those plays. Yes, the story could be a bit tighter, but this is the Fringe and Bob, the storyteller is so full of heart and passion in telling his stories about the storm that it is hard not to get drawn in and be glad that the Fringe is here to give him a venue. Galloping girdy, apples in Iowa, and other things were all new to me. I'm also more grateful for the National Weather Service. And, I'm waiting to see when the GoFundMe for an orchard in Iowa pops up. Don't know about the apples? See the show.
by Mark Lee on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 9 shows
A great personal relation of an important event hat many have now forgotten about.
Bob The Legend
by Emilia Allen on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows
I am not normally a big fan of one-person-storyteller shows, but it's Fringe so I ended up at this one.
Bob is incredibly talented, and his storytelling feels like the current iteration of a very old tradition of passing down stories and wisdom at once. I was mesmerized, moved, delighted, and soothed. For those listening carefully, the story is about so much more than just the storm--Bob gently shared truths in a way that felt like such a gift. I really hope he gets packed houses! We are lucky to be able to listen to his story!
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Cool trivia & unrealized potential
by Corrie Fiedler on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 43 shows
We attended the first show and we hope the audience grows. Bob and his story deserve a broader audience. And Fringe needs more shows like this! I had a very vague memory of hearing about the Armistice Day storm of 1940. But Bob talked us through the meteorological reasons for the storm and some crazy interesting related facts. [Who knew that Delicious Apples ere cultivated in Iowa, and that the Iowa apple industry was lost in that 1940 storm]. In fact, I spent some time in Wikipedia afterwards learning more about the storm and its wide impact. Bob is a good storyteller. I wish there were some photos to guide my attention. Also a bit more about the storm and maybe a few fewer personal anecdotes would have tightened the experience.
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