Come To Ames — For The ‘Santorum Summer Dance Party’

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August 8, 2011 10:11 a.m.

Oh, Boy!

Rick Santorum is hoping to show Iowans a good time at the Ames Straw Poll: First with Santorum’s homemade jelly — and now, his campaign has announced, with musical entertainment from the late Buddy Holly’s backup band the Crickets, plus the Big Bopper Jr.

Back in 1959, the 22-year old Buddy Holly and the 28-year old original Big Bopper, plus 17-year old Ritchie Valens, were killed in a plane crash — in Iowa, during a Midwestern tour called the “Winter Dance Party.”

As such, the name of the Santorum campaign event is the “Santorum Summer Dance Party.”

“After three weeks of traveling across Iowa and meeting thousands of Iowans, we are excited to cap off our family trip with a day of fun in Ames,” said Santorum in a press release. “We are all looking forward to eating, singing, and dancing along with the traditions that make summertime in Iowa the epitomizes the heart of the American experience.”

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