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Touched by a Carny

I want to hear more stories about people's experiences with carnies and the circus world in general. TIA.

by Anonymousreply 10105/12/2015

My sister dated a carny for a few weeks. He was a trash, greasy, sleazy conman who dealt drugs on the side.

And back in high school, I worked a part time job with a woman who was a circus clown during summer months. For someone working in such a fun-oriented job, she was extremely serious during off hours. Also, I learned that clowns really love to party and use copious amounts of illicit substances.

by Anonymousreply 307/15/2011

What are "cruise controls between urinals"?

by Anonymousreply 507/15/2011


by Anonymousreply 607/15/2011

I knew a girl in high school who used to bring home carnies to piss off her mother. When her parents would have people over for dinner, she'd march in the front door with a greasy, tattooed carny in tow. She'd take him upstairs, lock the door and wait for her mother to explode. She was just a wee bit of an attention whore, you see

by Anonymousreply 707/15/2011

I married one.

by Anonymousreply 907/15/2011

I decided to take a year off between high school and college to "find myself." Of course, I needed to find a full time job, according to my mother.

So, I found an ad in the paper for summer workers, traveling around the East Coast running games for a pretty well-known carnival company.

The interview was in a room at the Holiday Inn in my hometown. I knocked on the door, and a guy in a suit answered. There was another guy shirtless in the bathroom brushing his teeth. The guy in the suit told me to sit down and fill out an application. He started cleaning off the table that was covered with old styrofoam take out containers and full ashtrays. And then he said, "Well, if you can't read or write, I can just ask you the questions....get comfortable. You seem like a cool guy"

Creeped me out, so I left.

Started filling out college applications the next day.

by Anonymousreply 1007/15/2011

I was touched by a carny when I was about 13. He was working on some "house of mirrors" thing, and as I came up to him, he asked, "Do you fuck girls yet?" "No" I replied. "What about boys?" "Boys, well, maybe...NO!"

Then he put his hand on my butt, and said, "I get it. The boys are gonna fuck you." Then I ran away, strangely turned on.

Turns out, he was right.

by Anonymousreply 1107/15/2011

I was touched by this carny.

by Anonymousreply 1307/15/2011

He didn't touch me. I touched him.

by Anonymousreply 1407/15/2011


by Anonymousreply 1507/15/2011

And hmmmm.

by Anonymousreply 1607/15/2011

I'll tell ya, this thread has me moist as a snack cake down there!

by Anonymousreply 1707/15/2011

I had to shovel elephant shit into my mother's trunk each season they visited town, OP. She was an 'organic' gardener and the carny people thought it was funny.

by Anonymousreply 1907/16/2011

Circus music is so sexy.

Duhn da dunna dunna duhn duhn duhn....

by Anonymousreply 2007/16/2011

I hooked up with Schlitze

by Anonymousreply 2107/16/2011

He's wearing a caftan!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 2207/16/2011

Something wicked this way comes

by Anonymousreply 2307/16/2011

As a child I was waiting at the cotton candy stand. The woman making the candy was circling her hand around and around to scoop up the cotton candy. Then she pulls her hand out, wipes her running nose, and then put her hand back, circling it around to catch the cotton candy.

Needless to say, I bypassed the cotton candy (and other goodies)

by Anonymousreply 2407/16/2011

We need more Carny stories.

by Anonymousreply 2507/18/2011

CARNY bump

by Anonymousreply 2607/18/2011

When I was in high school I used to work at an amusement park. I did almost any job imaginable there %E2%80%93 worked the entrance, worked the rides, sold food and drinks and even worked in a giant dolphin costume. That was the lowest point, by far. I was sweating buckets in that thing and was beaten up by kids and chased away by parents because their babies would got scared and start to cry.%0D %0D I did love the mornings, before people arrived. I loved to walk around and listen to the old rides cracking and huffing as they woke up. It felt pretty good when the day was done, as well. It was amazing how silent it all of sudden became once people left and the machines stopped.

by Anonymousreply 2707/18/2011


by Anonymousreply 2907/20/2011

I crossed this off my bucket list a few years ago. He had some great stories, unfortunately I can't remember any of them.

by Anonymousreply 3007/20/2011

I'll have to check out the carnys the next time there's a carnival in town.

by Anonymousreply 3107/28/2011

more hot carnie stories please!

by Anonymousreply 3208/06/2011

I friend of mine sort of ran away from home at 37 and worked for Big Apple in some sort of food service as they toured. But really he became the circus bootlegger/drug dealer. Apparently, they often stop rather far outside of towns and in too many dry counties to count and everyone has substance abuse problems and circus people resent being called "carnies" because the circus is somehow better than a carnival.

by Anonymousreply 3308/06/2011

I've dated two carnies in my life, and had crushes on four in total, probably more but I'm just guessing.

I'm still close friends with the first carny I was with, love him to pieces. People think carnies are all bad, but they really are not. The friends I made hanging around carnivals were the friends that stayed.

Plan on working at the carnival this summer. Heh... No one will read this, seeing as no one has posted anything for a while, but yep. I love carnies :D

by Anonymousreply 3405/17/2012

[R35]-Did you report it or tell anyone?

by Anonymousreply 3608/08/2012

R36, r35 is the rape troll.

by Anonymousreply 3708/08/2012

[quote]I was a little tipsy from the three bottles of wine I had drank

OH MY and OH MY!!

by Anonymousreply 3808/08/2012

I partied with a hot ex-carny once. One more thing off my bucket list.

by Anonymousreply 3908/08/2012

I can honestly say, there is nothing better than being touched by a carny.

by Anonymousreply 4008/08/2012

Do they old time carnies rip off the grennies too?

by Anonymousreply 4108/08/2012

Was it Carny Wilson? Are you sure, it could've been Rikki Lake, they look just alike.

by Anonymousreply 4312/27/2012

You're my wife now!

by Anonymousreply 4412/27/2012

Della Reese was touched by a carny?

by Anonymousreply 4512/27/2012

When I was 16 I ran away from my abusive/drunk mother. Went to a carnival with my best friend and had fun. Went to play a game and I couldn't help but notice the attractive, 50 something year old, trashy, gravely voiced carny working the game. I wound up telling him my life's story. The carnival came back to town this year. I went to go see him today actually. He remembered me and called me "The Runaway" which I thought suited me. He has my phone number now. He was supposed to call me or text me around when he got off which was ten...its 1 now. That cheeky bastard!

by Anonymousreply 4605/05/2013

If I dressed up as a clown for a living r3 I'd take illicit substances too.

by Anonymousreply 4705/05/2013

When I was 14, over 45 years ago, my best girlfriend and I went to a small town low rent carnival and were standing at a game booth deciding whether to play when the dirty, ratty looking carnie who operated the booth said a few words then pointedly looked at our crotches and licked his lips.

We were so naïve it was almost thrilling in an appalling, creepy, and disgusting way. We backed away and left.

by Anonymousreply 4805/05/2013

I worked at Disneyworld in Orlando for two summers until one day I had to blow Goofy in Magic Mountain.

by Anonymousreply 4905/05/2013

From the PETA link at R8:

"Bears, elephants, tigers, and other animals do not voluntarily ride bicycles, stand on their heads, balance on balls, or jump through rings of fire. They don't perform these and other difficult tricks because they want to; they perform them because they're afraid of what will happen if they don't."

Like me and my job.

by Anonymousreply 5005/05/2013

Mmmm. The r42 pic makes me want to try out a carny

by Anonymousreply 5105/05/2013

In western FL there are about 3 towns where all carnies spend the winter.

by Anonymousreply 5205/05/2013

more carnie love

by Anonymousreply 5305/05/2013

My mother always told me, "If you're not careful you'll end up with that guy who takes down the Tilt-A-Whirl."

by Anonymousreply 5405/05/2013

Do carnies all smell like cabbage or just the midget carnies?

by Anonymousreply 5505/05/2013

The annual carnival just left my little town, and 80% of the carnies were fat.

I honestly don't understand how anyone could find them sexy!

by Anonymousreply 5605/05/2013

The ex-British Prime Minister, John Major, ran away from the circus to become an accountant.

by Anonymousreply 5705/05/2013

"In western FL there are about 3 towns where all carnies spend the winter."

Where is that R52?

by Anonymousreply 5805/05/2013


by Anonymousreply 5905/05/2013

i drove by the local mall and saw a carnival in the parking lot. stopped by (9 pm) and it was brightly lit but sparsely attended. Stopped by again Saturday at 1 pm and it was crazy packed .lots of hot boys out in tank tops and shorts. the carny folks tended to be young hispanic looking guys or white people that probably lived in a trailer. fun atmosphere tho, even if the fried dough sucked.

by Anonymousreply 6005/05/2013

At first glance I thought this thread said Touched By A Camry.

by Anonymousreply 6205/07/2013

[quote]At first glance I thought this thread said Touched By A Camry.

Or touched by me...

by Anonymousreply 6305/22/2013

This thread is gross. Get some self-respect ladies!

by Anonymousreply 6405/22/2013

Nightmare Alley, the book and the film, are both long-time favourites.

by Anonymousreply 6505/22/2013

r65, the book Nightmare Alley is fucking great. I loved that. The movie I found so-so, but the book was a really great read.

by Anonymousreply 6605/22/2013

My best friens ans i hooked up with a carnies from South Africa (most of them were from there) it must have been the hormones and their accents. It was so much fun. Their life style is nothing but partying. He wasn't very good in bed but he was a gentleman. He actually seemed to care. Later on after extensive Facebook stalking I found out he had a loving fiancé and son back home so I felt really bad. He told me that he was single. My friend hooked up with 3. One of them was apearanrly the best sex of her life. They were all so crazy. We took them all over and tried our best to show them america the way we see it. They went mud boggin with us, shopping, partied, a lot, shopping and even got a hotel room! We both got proposed to for green cards. Lol the sad part is we considered it Oh well it was fun for the 2 weeks they were here

by Anonymousreply 6708/21/2013

Some strange stories here.

by Anonymousreply 6808/22/2013

[quote]I went out with lobster-boy but broke up with him.

You keep your goddamned claws off him--he's mine!

by Anonymousreply 6908/22/2013

Mmmmmmmm, Carnies!!! I'm fairly certain I can blame my pregnancy on a carny!

by Anonymousreply 7008/22/2013

R70 Why? Are carnies known for having no sense of smell?

by Anonymousreply 7108/22/2013

Lol wtf what a thread to bump.

by Anonymousreply 7208/22/2013

The trash thread made me think of this thread and what a beautiful thing it is.

by Anonymousreply 7302/10/2014

I don't think many people would vote this as a DL thread to remember.

by Anonymousreply 7402/12/2014

I picked up a carny at the VFW fair. He was Chris from Indiana, 24, dark brown hair, scruff, brown eyes about 5'9", 6.75 cut. He said he had never been with a man. I sucked him off and made him come twice. The 1st load took 2 minutes the 2nd load took 17 minutes (I filmed the whole thing) we were both sweaty by the end and he was shaking. As he was pulling up his pants he said "I understand now why some guys are gay." We were supposed to hook up again before the fair moved on but when I went to pick him up he wasn't where he said he would be. At least I have the video.

by Anonymousreply 7502/12/2014

Everything about thread is magnificent.

by Anonymousreply 7602/12/2014

Carnivale always made the circus look so sexy.

by Anonymousreply 7702/14/2014

Not many carny opportunities in this weather.

by Anonymousreply 7802/14/2014

[quote] Not many carny opportunities in this weather.

Speak for yourself! Plenty of carnal carny action to be had in Southern California and Florida.

by Anonymousreply 7902/14/2014

At age 16 I ran away from home and traveled all over the country,(never had a problem and never had anyone try to exploit me,of course this was the 70s).Long story short,I was in Olympia Washington and there was a carnival setting up,and the girl who ran the corn dog stand(her name was Becky) loved me to death so she would pay me to watch her kids while her and her old man worked.She,her husband,2 kids and their room mate lived in a TINY travel trailer but offered me a place to crash wich I gratefully accepted.The roommie was named Fred,mid 20s with dark hair and a fu manchu and I was mad for him from the git go! There was a park with showers next to the carnival,so Fred asked me if I wanted to get cleaned up after the carnival shut down for the night,and I rapidly agreed! We got in there and were the only ones,and it wasnt very long before we were getting it on like bandits!That started an INTENSE 2 week love affair,everyone knew it and no one judged us.hell,we used to lay on the floor in that tiny trailer and fuck all night!After the kids were asleep,of course.When it was time to move on they were heading back to florida(my home state) and I was petrified to go back there as I was a runaway, so we parted ways.Fred BEGGED me to go with them,and to this day one of my biggest life regrets is that I didnt. That being said,there were some hot numbers but the majority were drug addicted and had hideous hygene,and most were running from the law. I hadnt thought about all this in years,thanks for the thread!

by Anonymousreply 8002/14/2014

Once a carnie, always a carnie. Mom still cries every time she sees a tilt-a-whirl or a fat lady in a tube top.

by Anonymousreply 8102/14/2014

Are there still carnies anymore,those traveling carnivals don't seem to be around much these days.

by Anonymousreply 8202/15/2014

Carnies are still around. Not all of them are trashy. I knew a guy in college who worked as a carny for two summers.

by Anonymousreply 8302/15/2014

R81 YESSSS!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 8402/15/2014

I met a carny once. I smelled the whiskey on his breath. Then he took me. He took me, with the stink of filthy roadhouse whiskey on his breath, and I liked it. I liked it! With all that dirty touching of his hands all over me.

by Anonymousreply 8502/15/2014

Where did you do it, R85? In his trailer or behind the Ferris wheel?

by Anonymousreply 8602/15/2014


by Anonymousreply 8806/22/2014

my wife and i worked as carnies for a while until she fucked a carnie named sonny and another named maui and maybe others ill always hate these men they only acted like they were my friends just to get to my wife we are no longer together because of this i hate you both and hope i run into you both someday and danny if you see this hi from miller

by Anonymousreply 8909/07/2014

I wish I could find a hot, dirty carny with a huge cock to plow me tonight

by Anonymousreply 9009/07/2014

There was sexy, built guy with clown makeup on. He was in that tank where you would throw a ball, hit the target, and he would get dunked into a big tank of water.

His timbre of his voice was mesmerizing.

"High and dry", he'd tease time and time again. "High and dry."

I had smoked some dy-no-mite pot before I went to the festival (which was the Jamabalaya Festival outside of New Orleans). The pot was so good---I thought he was speaking to me. Teasing me. Wanting me.

I couldn't leave that amusement. I just watched him and watched him--his muscles and teasing, demanding voice.

When he took a break, I went over and told him how much fun it was to watch and to listen to him and would he like to smoke some pot that was fucking guaranteed to blow his mind before he went back to his hot seat.

We went back to his trailer that he shared and got totally fucked up. He figured I was gay and began rubbing his hairy leg against mine and laughing. I hit the floor and buried my face in his crotch and he pulled his pants down for me to suck him.

So sexy. So young and muscular---and his voice haunts me to this day.

"High and dry!"

by Anonymousreply 9109/07/2014

It's always a surprise when one of these ancient threads turn up again.

by Anonymousreply 9209/07/2014

my wife and i worked as carnies for 7 years and every night i went to sleep the other carnies would fuck my wife she gave hand jobs back rubs and sex i pitty the asses if i see them again i got something for them its not sex i hate carnies with a passion and i hate my wife it does take two but they said they were my friends yah right carnies suck and maui and sonny im looking for your punks

by Anonymousreply 9302/19/2015

i remember a carny story, my friend was like the deal, everyone liked him, from a good family, made good grades while i was the one who was the secret slacker friend. we live in a town where is pretty boring. well when the carny came to town, they were to put on a show at the local theatre that has been closed. we snuck out to go. as my friend gave money to buy ticket this little creature bit him. once we got the tiket we gave them to mr tall. and we met evert the snake boi, the bearded lady, buckteeth betty, the man with two bellys and the magician whohad this spider with friend loves spiders and i love vampires . irecognized the magacian

by Anonymousreply 9402/19/2015

R89 r93 are you a Dl regular? More details please.

by Anonymousreply 9502/19/2015

Is fucking a carny any better than fucking a hobo?

by Anonymousreply 9602/19/2015

Why not do both, r96?

by Anonymousreply 9702/19/2015

One of my mother's best friends from her school years came from a famous circus family. Her father was a very famous lion tamer and her mother owned a troop of elephants. Her parents divorced when she was very young and she lived with her grandmother in my mom's hometown when school was in session.

Her life has been fascinating. She worked as a circus performer and stunt woman in movies and at Disneyland, and later married a circus owner (she lost her mom's elephants in the eventual divorce). Her elephants also appeared several times on Circus With the Stars back in the 80's. When I was a kid, we would get to go backstage - which was often as as hubby's circus was usually engaged by the local Shrine Circus and my mom would ride an elephant in the opening parade all dressed up in showgirl finery.

This woman now lives on the little Texas farm where her mother once kept the elephants in the off season, and her nephews still own a travelling one ring circus that tours county fairs in the summer. Needless to say, this woman has hours of amazing stories to tell.

by Anonymousreply 9802/19/2015

I feel bad that Carnie Wilson's name is "Carnie". Because you know, she's overweight. Sideshows and all that. It's cruel.

by Anonymousreply 9902/19/2015

I haven't been touched by a carnie but I'm 14 and our carnival was in town last week and I never played the game but I have 7 carnival fish bc the guy kept hitting on me and offering me free fish.. My boyfriend was pissed. The carnie asked me to meet him by the river at midnight and told me he would give me all the fish I wanted but it seemed like a bad idea.

by Anonymousreply 10105/12/2015
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