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Baton Bob is as much Atlanta as the Varsity or Coca-Cola, but few know the background of a guy who's widely considered the city's favorite street entertainer. WABE sat down with Bob Jamerson — the man behind the batons — to hear his story and understand a bit more about why he spreads his unique brand of joy through the city. As a young boy, Jamerson was inspired by the twirlers of the Pride of the Southland Marching Band from the University of Tennessee; and now, more than 50 years later, he shares that joy with Atlanta, though some have said there's more to Bob than meets the eye. [Image: YouTube]