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Puddles: Sad clown, big voice
Puddles: Sad clown, big voice

Even if you don't already have a fear of clowns, the sight of the singer-performer who goes by the name Puddles can be unsettling. Just shy of 7 feet tall, Puddles the clown doesn't speak or smile and seems haunted by an air of melancholy. His costume, a pale white number with a billowing chiffon collar outlined in black, doesn't pop with goofy, Ringling Bros.-style adornments like rainbow hair, a big red nose or floppy shoes. And his white facepaint is colored by a wide red frown and topped with a tiny gold crown etched with a "P" that sits on his bald head. Yet whatever terror Puddles could inspire among children or coulrophobics is eased on hearing his...

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