John Anthony

You Won't See This In The US Anymore...

Thanks to lawsuit happy / uncoordinated people, this awesome fun disappeared from the US. Saw this one a few years ago in Herne, Germany... Video of Long Lost US Ride: Swingin' Gym / Flying Cages
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Cranger Kirmes - Voodoo Jumper

Night spin rides overseas are a full light, sound & obviously motion experience. The entire ride cycle for this one lasted 6 minutes! This is once again at the Cranger Kirmes, the second largest fair in Germany (only Oktoberfest tops it). It's like a non-stop party atmosphere - one of the...
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Phantasialand - Wellenflug

Even a Wave Swinger (Darien Lake's Lasso) overseas is different. The fountains on Phantasialand's Wellenflug (in Germany) were an awesome extra - and yes, you did get wet. My feet were soaked after our ride. There was another one we ran across at Toverland (an indoor park in the Netherlands) where...
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Wiener Prater - Tagada

The Tagada is something we'll never see in the US - there's actually a law preventing that. This was at Wiener Prater in Vienna, Austria. While it doesn't look intense, the forces are far worse than you'd think. I could barely stand up when I rode! And after the brief second that I did, I ended up...
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Cranger Kirmes - Breakdance

Amusement park & carnival season is here! One of my favorite things is riding crazy spinning / flipping rides (spin-n-spews lol). Lucky for me I have yet to find one that makes me sick. Going to share some of my favorites here over the next few days as I anxiously await my first spin ride road...
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"In My World" by Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie...

I'm a big fan of Fleetwood Mac, so can't wait for the Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie album coming out June 9th. The first song from it has that classic Fleetwood Mac sound & even has a tinge of Big Love at one point... Video of In My World - Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie (...
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"Kissing Strangers" by DNCE...

No doubt this is 2017's song of the summer right here! I prefer the version without Nicki Minaj (sorry, Nicki), but this is the main version so you can hear that & decide for yourself... Video of DNCE - Kissing Strangers (Audio) ft. Nicki Minaj
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"Stay In The Dark" by The Band Perry...

Whether they're country or in this case pop, I always like when The Band Perry goes upbeat! Hoping their crossover goes as well as it did for Taylor Swift... Video of The Band Perry - Stay In The Dark (Lyric Video)
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"Wish I Knew You" by The Revivalists...

Absolutely love this song - it's been on my iPod since last summer. But now they're finally pushing to get the song played on Hot AC radio. Crazy how the record labels release songs to different radio formats at different times. When it's new, it should be new to all formats. But as long as this...
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"Scared Of The Dark" by Steps...

Remember the late 90's group Steps? Their one big US song was One For Sorrow but they had a whole string of hits overseas. Well they're back! Their new albun will be out April 21st. This is the first single from it... Video of Steps - Scared Of The Dark (Official Audio)
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