carnival love

Yes, it's cliche to have a carnival photo or two in my etsy shop like most etsy photographers, but then again, being a girl and having a camera is cliche itself. I can't help it though, I love every single one.

I love carnivals. I love the noisy crowds, I love the disgusting hot dogs, I love the heart burn inducing funnel cakes. And yes, the carnies, circus folk, nomads, smelling like cabbage, with small hands (if you know where that paraphrased quote is from, I love you). 
I'm scared to ride on an actual carnival ride, but I love capturing them.

I know not everyone favors carnival. Where do you fall? Love? Hate? I know you have some crazy carnie stories, tell me ♥