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Monday, November 10, 2008 4:47:56 PM
Since Gogator keeps saying the Albany fair was like a Parking lot Carnival this year I decided to Google "Parking Lot Carnival" Found some decent pics there and pics of "Parking Lot Carnivals" any fair except Albany would be thrilled to have....

Here's a intereting link that I found there...Anyone want to clue us in on what joint Walter is working??? I thought NAME was Sunday School....
http://greylily.wordpress.com/ 
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Monday, November 10, 2008 5:20:21 PM
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Monday, November 10, 2008 6:32:05 PM
Thanks for continuing to try to "show me up"....
Missin it
Monday, November 10, 2008 6:36:10 PM
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Thanks for continuing to try to "show me up"....



It isn't that he is showing you up. I would think of it as a free education or possibly he is showing you the errors of your thought process. What are you going to do when you can't book any one for the annual Spectacular in Albany?
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2ndgencarnie
Monday, November 10, 2008 6:45:09 PM
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Originally posted by gogator

Thanks for continuing to try to "show me up"....



It isn't that he is showing you up. I would think of it as a free education or possibly he is showing you the errors of your thought process. What are you going to do when you can't book any one for the annual Spectacular in Albany?



I agree...education.[;)]
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Monday, November 10, 2008 6:54:25 PM
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Originally posted by Missin it

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Originally posted by gogator

Thanks for continuing to try to "show me up"....



It isn't that he is showing you up. I would think of it as a free education or possibly he is showing you the errors of your thought process. What are you going to do when you can't book any one for the annual Spectacular in Albany?

You nailed it Missinit... You got these guys who get to play God one time a year and they are Experts in the Amusement Business...I wonder if any of the Big Spots Committee has ever visted any other of Strates' Spots? Then they might really see how insignifcant(sp) they are in the Grand Scheme of Things called Strates Route....lol


I got to toss props to Gator over "Parking Lot Carnival" I've googled all kinds of Carnival related words and phrases...just not that one....[;)]
Skywheelrider
Monday, November 10, 2008 7:45:02 PM
I have seen plenty of "parking lot carnivals" that would put county fair midways to shame.

http://www.i-mockery.com...cks/cloverleaf-carnival/ 

Here's another "parking lot carnival" that looks nice to me....

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And another:

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Monday, November 10, 2008 7:50:08 PM
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Since Gogator keeps saying the Albany fair was like a Parking lot Carnival this year I decided to Google "Parking Lot Carnival" Found some decent pics there and pics of "Parking Lot Carnivals" any fair except Albany would be thrilled to have....



Not to prolong this whole discussion, but Strates has a date where they are exactly that, a Parking Lot Carnival. Danbury City Fair is a month-long spot in June-July where they play the parking lot at the Danbury Fair Mall in Danbury, CT. Based on that, I guess they aren't good enough for Albany, GA?
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cny_chris
Monday, November 10, 2008 7:53:51 PM
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Here's another "parking lot carnival" that looks nice to me....

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That's Strates, at the Danbury City Fair. Let's see... there's the Dutch Wheel, Top Spin, Wave Swinger, KMG Fireball....

Good find, Chris.
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Monday, November 10, 2008 7:56:21 PM
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Originally posted by Skywheelrider

I have seen plenty of "parking lot carnivals" that would put county fair midways to shame.

http://www.i-mockery.com...cks/cloverleaf-carnival/ 

Here's another "parking lot carnival" that looks nice to me....

UserPostedImage





What's that I see over there.....Is it? Nah...It Could'nt be...or is it? Do my eyes decieve me? Is that a Top Spin in a Parking Lot???? Nahhhhh

Albany might not want it now...Since it's been tainted by Abandoned K-mart Parking lot Cooties....lol They are much more deserving...lol
2ndgencarnie
Monday, November 10, 2008 8:23:31 PM
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[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7d728b3127ccec246be7e6dd600000010O00AasWTRs0ctWIPbz4I/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/[/img]





Is that a photo of Pugh Shows???
mamma teena
Monday, November 10, 2008 8:28:10 PM
yep sure is...
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gas_brad
Monday, November 10, 2008 9:09:14 PM
My show does tons of a lot of parking lot shows. the 3 months I was there this season we had a few. who knows for the begging of the season up until the end of July.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008 7:39:57 AM
OK BOYS, so here's my question... how many of these "Parking lot fairs" have turned into something for a carnival, I,m not just saying for Strates shows but how many other carnivals have worked to get the show off the parking lot and set up a fair on some grounds?
I,m sure that this has got to have happen in the past?
I,m just thowing out some names of parking lot's we played that only the old timers would remember..
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008 9:44:12 AM
I've played my share of strip malls, shopping centers and the like. We have shows here in the DFW area that play them. While most are not big winners it is a place to keep the help occupied and money coming in. Better in a parking lot than sitting on a truck.
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