This topic reminded me about the last time I booked a few rides with Gooding at Greentown, IN back in the early 70's. The only thing that Gooding had was the MGR, an office and of course...a brief case with the contract. Everything else was booked in to that fair! It was near the end of Gooding, but what a run! I remember them having 12 units out at one time. Can you even think of any other show doing that?
I never liked the idea of moving the start day for Ohio fairs to the odd day, so other shows couldn't play them. Gooding had units that worked those odd fairs as a regular schedule, so it was fine for him. Now that those days are gone, are any of those fairs still using the old odd start days? If they do, how do today's shows play them without laying dead for them?