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Offline ridejocky  
#1 Posted : Friday, March 8, 2019 3:38:27 AM(UTC)
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Nice Google Earth shot at (what I assume from the canvas colors) of Wade at the NYSF.

Zoom is pretty good and there are even a few street shots.


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#2 Posted : Friday, March 8, 2019 3:39:39 AM(UTC)
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https://www.google.com/m...+York+State+Fairgrounds/@43.0743518,-76.225454,1241m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89d9f1ab2c17751d:0xde3727e166e19586!8m2!3d43.0732169!4d-76.2247431
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#3 Posted : Friday, March 8, 2019 11:28:44 AM(UTC)
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Yeah, its Wade, what gets me is that they decided to spend all of that big money on the fairgrounds after changing midway providers, why didn't they do that with Strates, seems like a raw deal to me.
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#4 Posted : Saturday, March 9, 2019 9:16:16 PM(UTC)
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Yeah, its Wade, what gets me is that they decided to spend all of that big money on the fairgrounds after changing midway providers, why didn't they do that with Strates, seems like a raw deal to me.


I seriously doubt remodeling the fairgrounds had much to do with the midway provider other than a complete overhaul of the fair all together. I`m all for a fair bidding process and may the best provider win no matter what fair it is.
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#5 Posted : Sunday, March 10, 2019 12:22:49 AM(UTC)
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Things get stale. it could be that after Wade came in the fair saw that their part needed upgrading. we were like that. after changing to Wade and the way Frank and company do things we had to upgrade our end by cleaning up some concessions and other areas. they made our stuff look bad as with the other show they sort of fit in. that show had the big equipment but did not keep it up to high standards. of course we bid it out also and what an improvement.
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#6 Posted : Sunday, March 10, 2019 3:03:57 PM(UTC)
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When I was with States in the '80s not many shows really came close.

Saw them last year and a couple of years ago and they looked rough.

Too many chiefs...
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#7 Posted : Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:04:49 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ridejocky Go to Quoted Post
When I was with States in the '80s not many shows really came close.

Saw them last year and a couple of years ago and they looked rough.

Too many chiefs...


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#8 Posted : Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:44:00 AM(UTC)
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I haven't seen them since I saw them at the Georgia/Carolina fair about 8 years ago, but from pictures and videos recently it looks like they are working hard to fix everything up. I noticed this year the FireBall (KMG) looks like it has a new paint job and theme as well.

But yes, back in the 80s you couldn't touch Strates Shows when it came to the way the show looked, the attention to detail and bulb count was perfect when I saw them. Only once did a see a few bulbs out on the Sky Wheel and that was like the last year they had it on the road.
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#9 Posted : Friday, March 15, 2019 3:15:48 PM(UTC)
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I haven't seen them since I saw them at the Georgia/Carolina fair about 8 years ago, but from pictures and videos recently it looks like they are working hard to fix everything up. I noticed this year the FireBall (KMG) looks like it has a new paint job and theme as well.

But yes, back in the 80s you couldn't touch Strates Shows when it came to the way the show looked, the attention to detail and bulb count was perfect when I saw them. Only once did a see a few bulbs out on the Sky Wheel and that was like the last year they had it on the road.


And a good bit of big iron...

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