Monday, May 17, 2010

May 13-14: Waterloo, IN & Paulding, OH

On Thursday we had a 6:00 a.m. call for our 44 mile jump to Waterloo. We were all directed to park right next to each other in lines on a small church parking lot.
A tractor was brought in to haul all the show trucks onto a grass lot next to the church, they were the only vehicles parked around the tent.

It was nice that we didn't have to worry about being stuck on the soft ground, but it was a bummer that the back door was on the opposite side of the tent from where all the trailers were parked.
Oh well, it was only one day.

I walked to the little grocery store in town, and when I got back Ryan and I began the arduous task of schlepping all our props to the back door. The prop crew bowed out on that duty today because of the difficulty and distance.

We had a good sized crowd for the first show. The mud was bad in the back door, and it was simply terrible in the tent after the elephants gave the ground a good working over.
We had an average sized second crowd; all I remember about the show was that I wanted to be done.

A storm was seen rolling in from the distance as we had our BBQ, but we all rested easy knowing that we were on concrete.

On Friday we had a 6:30 a.m. call for our 47 mile jump to Paulding, OH. We were playing on a grass lot and there was sunny weather. Hooray for nice days!

We took advantage of the weather and walked through the table act with Delena, Tatiana's sister. We figure it will be good to have an understudy ready for when Tatiana is too pregnant to do the act.
Personally I think the idea of two soda jerks fighting over a woman with child is hilarious!

We had an average sized crowd for the first show. An aspiring clown, Justin, and his friends Adam, April, and Bryan, came to the second show.
They were a good audience for our gags, and their enthusiasm seemed to be shared by the rest of the good sized audience.

Justin treated Ryan and I to dinner tonight, so we drove to the next town over for hot wings. It was quite a crazy night!

May 20-Lexington, OH
May 21-Millersburg, OH

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