Jenny turns round and round and the Big Eli Wheel
goes up and down the grit of the Carny's World moves
from place to place. It's in the Blood they
say, it's in the blood! That's why I'm on the
road, it's in my blood......
Americana on the Midway is a behind the scenes look
at a world we visit every year when it comes to our
town. We see the trucks with their rides and
food joints being pulled behind and feel the
excitement as we watch the Big Eli Wheel being
raised and the other rides assemble on the lot.
the times we never think of the folks that travel
with the Carnival, when we do what comes to mind
isn't their humanity or their lives, if we think of
them at all, it's from the safety of our own
minds......it's from the cautions of our
experiences, but it's never from their world.
Carny is a look into that world, through their eyes.
It's how they see us, yes the townies. It's
about playing the mark, running hard, making a
living, loving the life, sharing community, Yes it's
in the blood, it's in the blood of all of them.
never want to understand them, but every year when
the Carnival comes to town we get excited and at the
end of the day we leave their world go home and back
to our day to day until the next year when the
Carnival comes to town.
folks that Virginia Lee Hunter photograph and
interview on the pages of Carny have each chosen to
follow the arrows, even though it's a hard life,
it's in the blood, that's why they do it, that's why
they love it, that why we don't understand it, it's
not in our blood.
you're lucky you will see as you visit the pages of
Carny Americana on the Midway the folks as they live
their lives on the road, as they work their joints,
as they operate the rides, as they visit your town.
Yes you may get a small understanding of what it's
like to be on the other side of the Midway.
Behind the lights, under the canvas and on the road.
the blood, Yes that's what Carny Americana on the
Midway is all about.
the arrows it's all down hill to the next spot!
Robinson Sideshow World