This morning's drive was a pain. I had to turn around a couple of times because I blew the arrows; there were lots of twists and turns to get to the lot.
We were playing next to a baseball field, a pretty tight lot. It was nice and grassy, but the ring had dirt all along the inside perimeter after the horses had a rehearsal in the early afternoon. All that was left was an island of grass in the center of the ring. Ryan and I made a mental note to fall in that area during the shows.
I didn't find much when I ventured into town, just a couple of convenience stores; nothing exciting.
I fleshed my skull caps and shined my shoes back at the lot, and then I did a lot of reading. I actually knocked a big chunk out of the book I borrowed from Jan.
My friend, Jessi, came to visit today. She is going to be the clown on Culpepper Merriweather Circus this year, and her show opens on Saturday. She took some time out of her busy schedule to come visit, which made me very happy.
She watched both shows today, and I'm glad she did, because they were great. I was surprised at how big the crowd was for the first show being it was a)a 4:30 p.m. show on a Monday and because b) this town seemed pretty dead.
The second show was even better. The tent was packed and the audience was having a great time. Both our gags got big laughs, and the cheers and screams we got at the end of the sink gag were amazing. I had such a happy, peaceful moment when I was standing there letting all that positive energy wash over me. That moment is exactly why I do what I do.
That and the clown groupies...
Jessi got some good photos with her nice camera. As soon as I get copies, I will put some up here.
After tear down I jumped in Jessi's rental car, and we took off to find food since we were both starving.
Having accomplished that (no easy feat considering it was 11:00 p.m. in The Middle of Nowhere, TX) we grabbed a hotel room for the night.
I am so looking forward to sleeping in in the morning. Also, the bath tub was looking especially inviting after the rough fall I landed tonight in the second sink gag.
March 10-Trinity, TX, March 11-Woodville, TX, March 12-Jasper, TX