Even with a Dead Snake, The Show Must Go On
Audio recording of Laura Hibbs, daughter of Bingo Hauser. Conducted by North American Carnival Museum & Archives, June 2017.
“This is kind of a peculiar story, but one of the big snakes that dad got arrived dead. What are you going to do? You got to put the show on, so you put the snake in the cage (Wendy: nobody knew the difference). Put a stick in it and poke every so often, make it move.”