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200 revelers frolik in tomatoes at Wis. event

September 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Nearly 200 people got down and dirty at the fourth annual Tomato Romp in Milwaukee, Wis. on Saturday.Local businesses put on the event, allowing people to throw, squish, and smash rotten tomatoes.

Participants said the messy melee is a great way to let off some steam.

"It's a way to let loose, it's 10 minutes of squishing tomatoes in people's faces that you know and that you don't know," said romp attendee Alison Szarcynski.

"It's 10 minutes of shear laughter. You just can't stop laughing," said another participant. The day started with a bloody Mary contest among 11 different bars.

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