Wednesday, April 28, 2010

April 24-25: Mt. Vernon, IL & Carmi, IL-2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.

On Saturday we had a 6:00 a.m. call for our 53 mile jump to Mt. Vernon. We were playing on the town's fairgrounds, and what soft grounds they were!
We were originally supposed to play right in town, but the lot was deemed too small for us to fit.

Dan, our ticket taker, his brother, and his sister in law took Ryan, Tatiana, and me out to breakfast at Ryan's. Ryan and Tatiana brought along their nephew, Argio.

We had an average sized crowd for the first show. It started to rain, but it stopped by Intermission.
The next show had a slightly bigger audience, but boy were they dead!

The second half of the show was cut down due to impending storms (basically all the clown material was cut), so Ryan and I packed up all our props at Intermission.
As soon as I had finished packing the truck and hooking up to my trailer, the storm hit. Rain poured down, the wind blew, and there was thunder and lightning.
The worst part was over by the time the show finished, and tear down took place under calm skies.

Jessi, Radar, the twins, and I went to Steak 'N Shake to have dinner. When we got back to the lot, I visited over at the Cainan's trailer to see Natalie's family.
They were performing just 20 or so miles down the road with Culpepper Merriweather and came to visit after their shows.


On Sunday we had a 6:00 a.m. call for our 48 mile jump to Carmi. We were playing on a grass lot; it was an overcast day with drizzling rain. Luckily the ground was solid.

We had an almost full first show and a decent sized second show. When we were done working Jessi took Carla, Casey, and me to Wal Mart.

Casey, Natalie, and I spent the evening eating pizza and watching the movie, "Anchorman".


1 comment:

RC said...

hey your getting close to Metropolis Illinois, home of Superman!