Today.... I'm stretching the definition of "today"
. As most know, I'm "out" for the season and so my posts will be slowing way down till September/October. Been having a decent spring...... excepting the rain on the week-ends that is......
Anyway....... since my last post, we set the show up, last Thursday opened. Rain and windy all evening with very few hardy souls coming out. Friday , extreme winds and cool, few more people but way way down from last year. Saturday we had a shooting in the parking lot. 1 dead and 4 wounded,2 critically. All kids aged from 17 to 13. Boy killed was 14. Gang related. Sunday morning they canceled the carnival before we even opened. (The town of Hampton Virgina.) After an over 25 year run, the Hampton Spring Carnival is as dead as those idiot kids. I know that sounds .... callus?...... maybe, but its how I feel. The "news" here went all out in blaming the show, even with having almost HALF of the Police in town working as security for the show!
Anyway, been doing a lot of winter quarters work this past week because........ we (the show) had no place to go. (These spots are usually booked months if not years in advance.) Will be heading to the next spot in the next couple of days and then we hit the "fair" part of the route. YAY! Real money coming in finally!
Wish me luck for the season! Hoping to make this year my swan song. hehe more time for the forums!