.....The BiKeWriTer

Marcell

Standing outside late last night watching the lightning with a 25 year old from Munich named Marcell. Big guy. He sets up roller coasters and carousels at festivals; it’s the family business. “My mother was an artist,” he said. He talked about how she walks the wire and sings on the trapeze.

“My grandfather worked with animals. He trained the monkeys for the TV show Daktari,” he told me.

Marcell had lots of stories. “Paris Hilton came to the big German festival to market her champagne. I gave her a big candy shaped like a heart. Then she said she wanted to ride the roller coaster and I told her I’d give her a ticket for free. She declined, went up to the booth, and only had a $100 bill.”

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