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I Was Known As "ANGEL the Snake Girl"

     WHEN I JOINED THE CARNIVAL I WAS JOBLESS, ABOUT TO BE HOMELESS, AND BATTLING A HEROIN ADDICTION.  I STARTED OFF AS A TICKET GIRL FOR A REALLY BAD X-FILES THEMED SHOW THAT WAS SO FAKE THAT I WARNED PEOPLE I KNEW NOT TO GO IN.  WHEN WE MOVED AWAY FROM MY HOME TOWN, I HAD A SLEW OF OTHER JOBS.  I RAN A LONG SHOT BASKETBALL GAME,  MADE CHANGE FOR SKEEBALL, PLAYED A GENDER-CONFUSED CRACKHEAD NAMED "DANNY".(THAT'S ANOTHER STORY TO BE ADDED LATER), RAN A BALLON DART GAME, A FISHY GAME FOR KIDS, BUT BEST OF ALL I GOT TO BE A STAR AS THE SNAKE GIRL.

     THE ANOUNCEMENT SAID " COME SEE ANGEL THE SNAKE GIRL THE HEAD OF A BEAUTIFUL GIRL, THE BODY OF AN UGLY TWO HUNDRED POUND SNAKE"  IT WAS THE COOLEST JOB EVER.  I SAT IN A SUSPENDED CHAIR WITH MY HEAD THROUGH A HOLE IN A TABLE.  ON TOP WAS A DEAD DECAPITATED SHALACKED BODY OF A REAL SNAKE.  IT LOOKED AS THOUGH IT WERE ATTACHED TO THE BACK OF MY HEAD.  IN FRONT OF THE TABLE WERE MIRRORS AND WOOD CHIPS.  THE MIRRORS MADE IT LOOK LIKE THE WOOD CHIPS WENT ALL THE WAY UNDER THE TABLE.  OH THE TRICKERY!  I GOT TO MAKE UP STORIES AS TO HOW I GOT TO BECOME THE SNAKE GIRL.  MY FAVORITE WAS THE TALE OF HOW MY PARENTS WERE AFRICAN JUNGLE EXPLORERS WHO HAD BECOME ADDICTED TO A SNAKE-VENOM-BASED DRUG THAT SCREWED UP THIER CHROMOSOMES AND I WAS BORN LIKE THIS.  YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE HOW MANY PEOPLE BELIEVED ME..THE WORLD IS FULL OF IDIOTS.  NOW I LOOK BACK AND THINK THAT THOSE WERE THE BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE. 

hairylady hairylady 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 13, 2008

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When I was younger I begged my mom to take me in to see Angel at the mid-south fair in Memphis Tn. I just could not believe that such a thing could be real... I was 8 then... I have looked for pictures all over the place so i could show my husband what I had seen when I was a child. Such a funny childhood memory I always wondered how they made it look so real!

Sadly I don't. The only pic I have from the entire time I was with the show is one of me in front of the ticket booth for the smallest horse in the world. I had a hospital bracelet on cuz' I was just released from the hospital from dehydration and exaustion. Too much partying I guess. I've never heard of Combichrist. I'll have to look them up.Thanx :)

You probably know by now that there's a Combichrist song about you, right?<br />
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Do you have any pictures of Angel the Snake Girl?

Have to admit you concocted an original creative story as to how were you born as a snake.. lol. <br />
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Wonder if these kinda stuff still goes on in America.. Smiling and shaking my head in amazement.<br />
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You go girl.

a choice experience,alright.well told,and do consider more tales<br />
My dad was a motorcycle stunt rider on the "wall of death"also the happiest days of his years.Then my kid sister did a stint as "electra the electric lady"who would light up flourescents and whatnot from her electrified seat.she enjoyed that.I never dabbled in carney biz much,but I'm glad it's in the family album...and I can be a showoff at times,so who knows?

yes! oh i do hope there's more!! :)

Wow!<br />
Your name is hairylady, did you play that role too?

thanx for the reasurance, most people think carnies are nasty people, but most are just hardworking , misunderstood, families.