Wednesday, November 3, 2010

An Afternoon at the Fair with Alvin Greene


A few weeks I had the opportunity to do some filming for Leslie Beaumont and David Garrett's documentary Who is Alvin Greene? Alvin Greene's run for office turned him into a celebrity overnight. He did no real campaigning, lives at his dad's house, and somehow beat an established Democrat in the primary. There are conspiracy theories that the Republicans fronted him the $10,000 running fee for the primary to assure an embarrassing defeat for the Democrats. But truth be told, Alvin Greene is just a random guy who had the idea of running for office and got lucky. As my friend Nate said , is it really so crazy to think that a normal person would want to run for public office? Normal might be used loosely in Alvin Greene's context, but he's much more like the average American than some pedigreed party/lobbyist controlled asshole like most other American politicians. But I digress. Here are some pics:


Alvin at the entrance.


Alvin couldn't walk more than a few steps before being stopped by fans. He would ask everyone he met "Where you from?". As if it was a tip from some political playbook.


Sitting in the shade on a hot fall day in South Carolina.


A pensive Greene looks toward the crowd...


And while Alvin was always looking for a chance to talk to his fans,
they would often lose interest in him as soon as they finished their photographs.



The wacky environment of the fair compliments the bizarre conditions of Greene's political stardom.


Underdog Greene looks back while a white suited man on stilts looms over him.



And not even yours truly could resist the chance to take a picture with the phenomenon himself.

I'll do another one of these in a few days...

22 comments:

Blog.imperium said...

Interesting story:D

Larro said...

Haha, lucky!

lithoxene said...

What a guy.

If this is a serious political blog, I'm very interested.

TravisTouchdown said...

hah that fair looked like it was tons of fun

poorfags said...

He looks lumpy and dumb. :/

taemkariur said...

Wow, that man seems cool to hang around with

One said...

I love Alvin Greene. He makes me laugh.

Zoy said...

The man looks very down to earth. Reminds me of that Jimmy guy from Rent is Too Damn High Party. Just ordinary people that normal citizens can connect with.

Good to see Alvin win a seat in office.

chrischaos said...

wow he has a really sweet hat on in the last pic!

Come At Me Bro said...

Sweet pics!

Okko said...

he seems like a nice guy ...i'll hang around for more interessting storys

timeline1992 said...

cool blog bro , i will follow and support you :)

NameBrands said...

that will be funny if he wins

rem said...

Good post, looking forward to updates.

FRESHhousemusic said...

Sounds like a great guy. Nice pictures too.

Come At Me Bro said...

Awesome

shahidj said...

haha ive never heard of him till now, but thats crazy, makes me wanna try to run for office

Lemmiwinks said...

I like what you did with your blog. keep up the good work!

tigey said...

Nice pictures here, I dont know who Greene is but I'll do some research, I see you have a lot of info on your blog so I'll start here.

Evan said...

we deff need more regular people in politics and less politicians

Alex B said...

thats pretty cool that you got to chat with a senatorial candidate like that man. power to you!

Bart said...

lol wats going on