It was absolutely freezing in the room this morning. I was surprised that it was actually warmer outside.
Only 58 miles or so to Robstown this morning. It got a little difficult once we got into town, because the sun was rising right in front of us, and I could barely see where I was going. Not a good thing while trying to spot arrows to the lot.
The show is on some fairgrounds today. A lot of dirt mixed in with the grass; uneven as hell too.
I had a chance to ride with Natalie to the laundromat this morning, but I opted to sleep instead; I was wiped.
When I woke up Ryan and I unloaded the Alley and then I went to take a shower. They were tampering with the hot water heater again, so I have yet to enjoy a warm shower on the show. Soon....soon!
Ryan joined me on my daily walk today. We got some lunch and then we set out to see Robstown. On the way to and from town we were held up waiting for extremely long trains to pass. Now I know how people felt when the circus train would pull through town.
A few boxcars were wide open, and we entertained the thought of jumping on board and taking up the hobo life style, but good sense prevailed.
On the walk back to the lot Josie stopped and picked us up. She was coming back from doing the prop crew's laundry.
At the lot I got props ready for the show and watched some Simpsons episodes online to unwind.
The first show today was rough. I am not looking forward to a year of 4:30 p.m. shows if they are going to be like this. At Intermission I was able to talk to everybody in the tent, and still had plenty of time left over.
Ryan made me laugh in the shovel gag; we were trying out our improv game about what we would buy with the gold we found. He said, "I'm going to buy a new partner!"
The audience LOVED us for the first show sink gag. I believe they liked us so much they wanted to have sex with us. They were yelling, "F**k Steve & Ryan!"
Second show was a vast improvement. The audience was bigger and having fun.
I had a pushy mom take a picture of me with her kids during Intermission. She kept shoving people out of the way to get the picture, and then she was pushing her kids closer to me until they were almost tripping.
So I started yelling, "EVERYONE, GET OUT OF THIS WOMAN'S WAY! IF YOU DON'T MOVE, SHE WILL PUNCH YOU!"
Everyone around me laughed, and so did the mom, but I think I got my point across.
The water didn't work for the sink gag either show. This was especially a bummer for the second show, because the audience was so good.
What happened was that the ground was so uneven that the sink was at a tilt and we couldn't get the proper leverage on the foot pedal to get water to shoot out. We will have to figure out a course of action for the next time we play a lot like this.
The horse act didn't even work today because the ground was so bumpy.
Tear down seems a lot less hectic now than it used to. I suppose everyone is used to the rhythm now so there is no need to rush.
I went to Josie's trailer to buy some supper before getting online to write for my "adoring public".
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