I don't know where to begin...it all begin this hot PA day on the midway.I have been attempting to face paint..so I was waiting for the masses to flock to my state of the art face painting and tattoo facility and decided to paint a happy face on my arm.
I was a hit, the kiddies couldn't get enough! I barely made it back to my trailer to costume , eyelash up , do some preshow pitches , warm up and start the show...
but the big show generator got wonky so sound guy Andy turned off the breakers and we didn't know the generator got fixed so I am traipsing around the midway in wardrobe saying..what is going on..nothing why was the response..well I say, we have no show lights and it is black in the tent and I would like to start the show...oi
after trapeze ,normally, my trapeze gets wrapped and flown out of the way..
it didn't get wrapped BUT the web got flown out of the way ..
there sits my trapeze invading the ring!! I am aghast..I say to the prop guys "hey we gotta fly this thing"..well it turned into a 4 man production of insanity, with someone almost stomping into the ring at the beginning of the coloring book pitch.
I had to say whoa, during the pitch, this totally put me in the unknown zone..trying to rectify this little snafu made me late to announce an act..
we were in a park with out water so I am trying to jug wash in between everything..sweating like insane...dripping like a soggy sponge ..and then I couldn't find my freaking pants for second half announcing so I had to put on my super skin tight, heavy,very narrow so I walk like Morticia red dress in the blistering heat..
for the second show..friends from Kelly Miller Circus came!! they had early shows ! it was so cool.I am not ashamed to say they gave me a great burst of energy!
also I made very few "fis" *..* the term fi (fee) is a term used from musicians on Clyde Beatty cole Brothers Circus Band when after many hours of horn blowing you put your lips on the trumpet and out comes an unmusical sound. A fi for me is when I am announcing and out of my mouth come very bizzare words or sounds!!