Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday Slump

Sunday, May 17: Georgetown, OH-2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
On this morning's drive, Jan and I went on a wild goose chase trying to find a grocery store that was open so Jan could get food for her cat. Finally we stopped at a gas station that had some, only to discover that if we had kept on driving, we would have run into a grocery store.

We were playing the town fairgrounds today; another rocky lot. The sun was out and it was a beautiful day, but there was quite a chill on the wind. Isn't it mid May?

Jeff Schott came to visit again today. He brought some bagels and OJ for us as well as some more photo albums to look at. We sat and shot the breeze for awhile until it was time to get ready for the shows.

I'm glad Jeff came to visit, because otherwise today would have been a total bummer. People were there for our shows, but boy oh boy were they dead. It really was discouraging me, but after a pep talk from Ryan I just went out there and had fun; if the audience wasn't going to, that wasn't going to stop me from having a good time.

In Intermission, one lady shoved a coloring book at Ryan without saying anything. Ryan thanked her and then attempted to sell the coloring book.
A lady walking by chimed in that she would buy it. Ryan then explained to her that he was just kidding and it wasn't his to sell.
He signed the coloring book and then handed it back to the first lady. Meanwhile the second lady had dug out two dollars and was pushing it at Ryan. 
Ryan explained to her that he had been making a joke; I chimed in by adding that we were clowns, and chicanery is bound to happen.
The lady continued to gaze blankly at Ryan while still holding the two dollars out to him.
Finally the wheels clicked and she asked where she could buy one. We pointed out Raul, who was right in front of us, holding a coloring book in the air.
She asked again where he was and we spelled it out for her as best we could without actually taking her over and buying the coloring book for her.
Some people...

Casey and Nat ordered dinner from a restaurant in town, so Jeff, Ryan, and I joined them for some food and frivolity. Jeff had to leave pretty early, but Ryan and I stayed for quite awhile to talk.

It turned very chilly this evening, luckily they left the power on so we wouldn't freeze.

May 18-Piketon, OH May 19 and 20-Columbus, OH

3 comments:

Jessi Wonderfool said...

its 85 degrees in Oregon! HAHAHAH!

Harry Kingston said...

Steve,
On a previous blog entry yuo referred to your freinds that lived in the old John Robinson old home.
Have you heard of the expression, Give Em A John Robinson, and what that refers to????
In case of bad weather approaching he ran through the entire performance real fast and shortened the acts to do this and that way Mr. robinson did not ahve to refund any money.
I was at Sells and Gray many ears ago and a real bad thunder storm was coming and Willy Storey came in and gave the signal to do this and ran through the performace real fast.
Harry

Circus Photos said...

Steve,
There was many nights we had to do "Give Em A John Robinson" when I was with LE Barnes. It amazingly they don't know the different.
David