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Offline indianacarnie  
#1 Posted : Monday, November 16, 2020 7:50:03 PM(UTC)
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Since I'm tripping down memory lane today...... What was the first Fair/Festival/Still date you ever worked? Mine was the Tulsa Indoor Fun Fair with Murphy Brothers. In February I think it was, 1980. Traveled with Murphy's for 2 straight seasons after that. Guess Wade Shows was the next carnival I worked for but it was only a real nice mid size show then. I remember when he bought that Enterprise, first spot for it was Fowlerville Michigan. Was painted black and orange and called "The Witches Wheel". Wasn't that the same Enterprise that killed those people down in Texas? That's what we all heard anyway. But, I digress... was YOUR first spot a major fair or a still date etc.?
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:39:30 AM(UTC)
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I hired on with Atlas Greater Shows winter quarters in '76. First spot was a still date of some kind in LA or Orange county, don't remember.

I do remember I was working the tubs-of-fun and Buldgy.

It was at least two weeks before I was driving....
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:09:23 PM(UTC)
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I was mainly a jointee myself but over 40+ years in the business I did it all.... games (most of the time), rides, food and straight sales. My first job/game was a machine gun there in Tulsa. My very first player did it. I had just listened to Floyd tell me for 10 minutes straight how hard this game was and that I would probably not see a winner for weeks or months. I looked and looked for that red speck... finally gave it to Floyd , he checked it ...looked at me and started laughing his ass off lol..... told to give the man his prize. I actually took that as an omen tbh that maybe this "job" was for me. Turned out it sure was.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:31:26 PM(UTC)
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I had a buddy ran a bobo dip for his uncle. Has just opened and the midway was dead. I was walking by and he tossed me a ball and I just tossed it at the target as I was walking by. Hit dead center and dumped the clown. First and only time I ever through a ball at the dip....
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