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Monday, July 31, 2006
Day 10: Bait and Kitsch
Debaters spend most of the year pretending to be responsible, rational individuals, but for one night a year at the IDEA Youth Forum, they can show their true colors. On Kitsch Night, debaters, coaches, and trainers swap clothes, makeup tips, and even personalities in a quest for the perfect "kitschy" outfit: something outrageous, mismatched, and unexpected. Everyone has their own tales of Kitsch Night...but here's a few snapshots of mine: