Carnies in Bunkhouses as the Carnival Arrives at the Boulder County Fair by Kenneth Wajda (CO)

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Carnival trailers and rides are lined up awaiting setup on Tuesday before the Boulder County Fair 2019, Boulder Fairgrounds, Longmont CO, July 30, 2019 (Nikon D610) Kenneth Wajda Photographer
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A pair of carnies (they prefer that name to show workers) from Texas and Florida sit in the shade under their bunkhouse trailer.  He will be working throughout the carnival, but she hopes to be working games and not rides.  At the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont CO, July 30, 2019 (Nikon D610) Kenneth Wajda
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Dent, the bungee ride operator at the carnival from Oklahoma, sits in his bunk which he brought his own cinder blocks to put his bed up off the floor of the bunkhouse, because he can’t get up from the floor. At the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont CO, July 30, 2019 (Nikon D610) Kenneth Wajda Photographer
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Dent, the bungee ride operator, points to some of the art on the wall of his bunk. At the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont CO, July 30, 2019 (Nikon D610) Kenneth Wajda Photographer
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Dent shows his personal belongings behind him, and the mattress that’s going into his bunk.  At the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont CO, July 30, 2019 (Nikon D610) Kenneth Wajda Photographer
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Dent says he’s a rather organized guy, which you need to be to travel in such small quarters. At the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont CO, July 30, 2019 (Nikon D610) Kenneth Wajda Photographer
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Dent’s belongings. He says he’s a rather organized guy, which you need to be to travel in such small quarters. At the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont CO, July 30, 2019 (Nikon D610) Kenneth Wajda Photographer
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Dent shows his toiletries including his diabetes medicine outside his bunk at the bunkhouse at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont CO, July 30, 2019 (Nikon D610) Kenneth Wajda Photographer
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Johnny, the Super Slide operator from Texas, inside his own 40-foot trailer.  At the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont CO, July 30, 2019 (Nikon D610) Kenneth Wajda Photographer
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Johnny has a spacious living room inside his personal slide out 40′ trailer.  At the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont CO, July 30, 2019 (Nikon D610) Kenneth Wajda Photographer
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One of the bunkhouses with bunks for the carnival workers, at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont CO, July 30, 2019 (Nikon D610) Kenneth Wajda
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A concession worker inside her bunk that she shares with her husband who’s also a carnival worker.  She said she loves her work. At the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont CO, July 30, 2019 (Nikon D610) Kenneth Wajda Photographer
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The concession worker’s bunk includes a photograph of her brother from Sacramento who recently passed away.  At the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont CO, July 30, 2019 (Nikon D610) Kenneth Wajda Photographer
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The concession worker’s husband who is also a worker at the carnival, outside their bunk.  At the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont CO, July 30, 2019 (Nikon D610) Kenneth Wajda Photographer
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The concession worker shows the contents of their refrigerator inside their bunk. At the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont CO, July 30, 2019 (Nikon D610) Kenneth Wajda
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A pair of carnies kiss in the shade under their bunkhouse trailer. They said they’ve been going together for about two months. At the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont CO, July 30, 2019 (Nikon D610) Kenneth Wajda
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A carnival worker stands outside his bunkhouse on Tuesday before the Boulder County Fair 2019, Boulder Fairgrounds, Longmont CO, July 30, 2019 (Nikon D610) Kenneth Wajda Photographer

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