Saturday, July 4, 2009

"Dear Heavenly Father..."

July 1: North Andover, MA-4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Since we got into town last night I got to sleep in this morning. It was heavenly!

I went to lunch at an Italian restaurant across the street, and then I went back to the lot to hang out with Casey. He was feeling better, which was good.

I got to meet Sara, who was an aerialist last year, and her daughter, GiGi. Sara lives in the area and came to visit all her friends that are still on the show.

The flying act wasn't working today because Adilson was sick. Ryan and I had to move all of their equipment out of the way so we could get our props out, which was a bit of a hassle.

It was a rainy, dreary day today; it seems like we have had maybe two days of sun since we got into Massachusetts over two weeks ago.

The first show today was packed. Before going into the shovel gag Ryan and I ran into our friend, Father Jerry Hogan, who holds Mass on Ringling. His church is in North Andover just down the street from where we were playing, so he came to visit.

As we were running into the shovel gag I slipped on the wet grass and fell on our bucket prop. Ryan met the same fate in the second show, but he fell considerably harder than I did. I felt bad for laughing, but it was just a knee jerk reaction (and it was freaking funny!).

Mr. North's wife, Shirley, showed up today. She was going to be here sooner, but she broke a rib from a horseback riding accident.

The second show only brought in an average crowd that wasn't too enthused about the show, but all things considered we did very well for the first day of a two day stand.

We had our nightly BBQ under a tent with the side walls up to contain heat. Unfortunately it also trapped the grill's smoke and we almost asphyxiated! Just because we're good looking and talented, doesn't mean we're smart!

July 2-N. Andover, MA July 3-Lancaster, MA July 4-Warren, MA July 5-Travel Day/Day Off

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