COSTA MESA — With only five days left till the end of the 2010 Orange County Fair, you might take time out to get to know that wandering four-man a cappella group that's been singing some of the classics like "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Stand By Me" and "Over the Rainbow."
Dressed in fedoras and old-school black outfits, the group, Augie's Side Effect, has been performing at the county fair for the past five years. They've been somewhat of a musical anchor, even if they themselves aren't exactly anchored down. Their tunes often fill the air in different parts of the fairgrounds.
But what's particularly special about the group is that when they're not singing, they're among the best conversationalists you'll ever find — if you take the time out to talk to them and learn a bit about their lives, which vary as much as their songs and the high and low notes that accompany them.