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barnstorm

1. To travel through small towns performing theatrical shows. Back in the day, my parents' band was known to barnstorm throughout the Midwest.
2. To entertain small towns with stunt flying. There's nothing to do around here but watch guys barnstorm in their old planes.

barnstorm

1. tv. & in. [for an entertainer] to perform in small towns for short engagements. My great-uncle used to barnstorm Kansas and Oklahoma with his medicine show.
2. in. to perform stunts in a biplane in small towns. (Presumably swooping around barns.) The old biplane we used to barnstorm with is the safest plane ever built.
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Ruth's 1927 barnstorming tour lasted three weeks and took him cross-country from New Jersey to California.
Instead of being seen primarily as a vehicle, instrument, or weapon, the aeroplane becomes an aesthetic figure in barnstorming, central to the performance and spectacle.
Barnstorming has an intriguing history beyond the borders of the American mainland, particularly across the Pacific Ocean.
This 'barnstorming tour' will give our creative community-some additional tools and resources to tap into this market."
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But not nearly as exciting as the "barnstorming" shows that wowed crowds a little later.
Much of its international appeal is down to the sport's reputation as the most dramatic form of aerobatics, and its combination of three highly difficult disciplines - air racing, air combat and barnstorming.
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Clinton begins his third barnstorming tour of the state today on behalf of wife and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Bush kicked off a multi-state tour on President's Day 2006, barnstorming from Wisconsin to Michigan and Colorado to stump for his new "Advanced Energy Initiative." The blitz followed the President's State of the Union address, in which he said, "Here we have a serious problem: America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world."
Those who stayed 10 minutes after the second encore were rewarded with a barnstorming version of Prince's I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man.
Barnstorming trips, clowning around, and gambling were necessary to raise sufficient supporting income.
The Globetrotters were formed as a barnstorming baseball team in 1944 by Abe Saperstein, who also owned the Globetrotters basketball team and was part-owner of the Birmingham Black Barons.
Anthony Pappalardo has been seen barnstorming SF for the Lakai video in progress.