Top at the Swap

Clifford "Top" Prater has been attending the Tanque Verde Swap Meet in Tucson for 20 years. He knows just about every vendor. Come along on his tour of the swap meet, one hot June Friday afternoon from the comfort of air conditioning (I hope). Top is a great guy and is guaranteed to make your day better.

This was shot with the Sony HXR-NX30u, a great video camera. I had a bit of trouble keeping out the wind noise at first, but got better with it as times went by.

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Top at the Swap

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What' happens at a swap meet? People happen. Without the people, there would be no booths, no buyers, and no sellers. I go to the swap meet in Tucson, known as the Tanque Verde Swap Meet, with my friend, "Top". Top is a regular and a real people person.…


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What' happens at a swap meet? People happen. Without the people, there would be no booths, no buyers, and no sellers. I go to the swap meet in Tucson, known as the Tanque Verde Swap Meet, with my friend, "Top". Top is a regular and a real people person. Top goes to this swap meet most every Friday. He has been going for the past 20 years. Recently, he started going on Thursday nights as well.

Top knows people. The people he doesn't know, he meets and makes them friends. When I first went to the swap meet with Top back in June, I was amazed at the number of people who would wave at Top. He knew nearly every vendor there. Even the ones he didn't know, he would get to know better by the end of the evening.

Top is someone that makes you feel good when you talk to him. I think that is why all those people at the Tanque Verde Swap meet want to speak to Top. He makes you smile. The first time I went with him, the very first group of people we met were smiling as they saw me with my camera. They may have not been filmed before, but they were smiling because of Top.

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