From May 12 to 14, hundreds of RiverCenter guests will be in stitches. Or rather, will be performing stitches, as the traveling Stitching Festival, sponsored by the Consumer Arts & Teaching Show (CATS), reaches the Quad Cities.

It's not shocking to see muscle-bound, sweaty men with beer bellies, tattooed pythons, and long, greasy hair all wrapped up in tiny bikini briefs. What is astounding is that thousands of men, women, and children paid good money to watch them at WWF at The Mark - and loved it.