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Carnival

Every summer (barring a typhoon) a small carnival sets up at Paseo. We checked it out last night and I have to say this year’s set up is a lot more interesting and fun than in previous years. We brought home a stuffed panda, a stuffed frog, and two goldfish for the pond. Not too shabby.
The Color Game is a standard at the carnival:
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The girl with the microphone is saying (and she’ll say it all night long):

“Place your bets, place your bets! All bets down, all bets down. Hands off the counter, please, no more betting! And the ball is rolling rolling rolling to the lucky color of —
(waiting for the ping pong ball to land on a color)
RED!
Pay red, pay red, PAY RED! (deep breath) Place your bets, place your bets…”

Sometimes it’s red, sometimes it’s yellow. You win double your bet on red or yellow which isn’t bad, but what you really want is blue. Seven times your money on the lucky color blue!
I’m not into gambling, but I’ve just always wanted to take the microphone and do the color game announcing. Just once.

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7 Responses

  1. Toni says:

    Hahaha… I always called that game pay red. After 27 years, I now know the truth! I heart Guam. Thanks for the pictures and posts Josie.

  2. Tash says:

    LoL! Almost everyone who’s gone to the carnivals on Guam has the Color Game announcement down! I’m with you on that Josie, just once we should pick up the mic and have a go at it.

  3. J. says:

    Yes. I miss Liberation Day festivities.

  4. john says:

    Is it just me, or does the guy in the red shirt look like he’s about to knock the other guy out?

  5. kourtney says:

    ugh…i remember the color game..when i saw it there were only three colors…blue, yellow and red…and they said stuff like red like a strawberry..something to that effect…life on guam is like nothing else..

  6. maricar says:

    “and the ball if rolling rolling rolling to the lucky color of YELLOW lovely pikachu urine yellow!!” My sisters and I used to play around with it.
    I used to do the dunktank at the carnival. So weird.

  7. Cheri says:

    I remember when i was there at the color booth and up by fourty dollars.. i had to get greedy and bet it all on BLUE… Damn that blue… made me lose my money!! oh well, i guess i kind of miss that game… =) But for reals, everyone has the color game words down…

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