Saturday, October 15: El Dorado Springs, MO-2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Lot: between Fugate Motors and Summer Fresh Market
There were a lot of deer on this morning's jump. There was a dead one in the middle of the road, then later on two ran out in front of me.
The most entertaining sighting happened right outside of town. Six deer crossed the road in a perfect line. Four of them stopped in the street, and their spacing and pose was eerily reminiscent of the Beatles' album cover for "Abbey Road".
(Like this, only with the capacity to do much more damage to your vehicle)
It was nice to be by civilization today after playing in the boonies for the past several days. While Ryan and I were at lunch we got a call from Tavana. The sponsor wanted to know if we would appear at the town's chili cook off like we did two years ago.
We tried to beg off, citing the lack of notice and short amount of time they were giving us to be ready. The sponsor was persistent though, and he said he could take us later than he had planned.
Being the fantastic team players that we are, we agreed to do the publicity.
At 12:30 p.m. the sponsor picked us up and took us downtown for the cook off. We mingled with the locals and plugged the circus. Whenever we saw a family we asked if they were going to the show, and we handed out a few free kid's tickets.
Whenever someone would offer me chili, I would say that I couldn't eat it because I was a Level 9 Vegan, meaning that I can't eat anything that casts a shadow.
Aside from a few teenage girls who were "afraid of clowns", the meet and greet went well.
The first show was 3/4 full, and there was a good turnout for the second show, although the ring side seats were mostly empty.
The lot was pretty rough, so it took a lot of work to do the gags.