A lot of talk today about Alexis Normand, the Canadian singer who forgot the words to the Star Spangled Banner before a Memorial Cup game. She said she got very nervous and blanked out, which we can all relate to. When she was asked to sing it for American TV shows the next day, she sang it perfectly with all the right words.
Ahh the life of a carny. You have to admire their nomadic lifestyle that reminds one of the days of the travelling circus. If you are going to test your bravery or challenge yourself to hold your lunch down this weekend at the Luxton Rodeo, then you’ll probably be making a stop at the Midway. This year and every year, whenever you take a thrill on a ride it’s probably in the capable hands of West Coast Amusements. The company was founded in 1962 by Bingo Hauser who loved the circus and always looked for fun. Drawn to the excitement of the carnival and life on the road at a very early age, Bingo became well-educated in the business. He operated a number of rides and concessions and then decided to go out on his own with an animal act. The star of Bingo’s show was his beloved lion which is now depicted in the West Coast Amusements’ logo. Have a look for it when you’re there.