Sunday, February 26, 2012

Gag Pictures

Saturday, February 25: McAllen, TX-3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.

It rained a lot during the night and in the early morning. When I woke up, there were a lot of puddles on the ground.

Our advance clowns, Dave and Sherri, brought us a disk of gag pictures that Dave took in Brownsville and Palmview. I have put a few at the bottom of the blog.

We did good business for the first show, and the second and third shows were packed; even the extra bleachers were full.
It was great to look out on the midway and still see a line of patrons at the ticket office after the show had begun.

And now, a few photos of us from David Shepard:

Hillbilly gag

Angry Clowns



Tejano said...


I just drove back from Laredo. There is quite a bit of roadwork going on on US 83 past Zapata. TXDOT has only one lane open and cars have to wait at one end while the cars from the other end drive. They take turns allowing cars to go on the one lane. In addition, sometimes you may have to pull of the road and drive on a dirt. We waited for over 20 minutes to be allowed to continue. When you all go past Roma to Laredo allow for roadwork as it may delay you guys a bit.

Steve Copeland said...

Thanks for the heads up.
When are you coming to the show?

Tejano said...

I am hoping to be there tomorrow night. We just got back from out of town and work is stacked up. But, I will see you guys before you leave the Valley. :)

Bruce the Clown said...

Not to get demanding, or anything, but can we get a closeup of the bucket, particularly the spigot? Is it foam (it looks like foam)? If it is (even if it isn't), it's amazingly well done. Your attention to detail is astonishing. You both seem to have grasped that everything about what you're doing either adds to or detracts from the overall effectiveness of the piece. Having built props with George Shellenberger, Billy Dahne, Harvey Copeland, Mark Anthony and Lou, I gotta say, I'm impressed. Keep it up, guys. You make the artist in me smile!

Bruce the Clown said...

Not that the washing machine, the slingshot, the megaphone (also foam?) and the wardrobe aren't superb as well (am I seeing a long-shirt in there?), but that bucket! It takes a gift to see that in your brain and turn it into a reality ... again, well done!

Steve Copeland said...

Hey Bruce,

All the props are foam, excluding the laundry box which is a steel frame with wood.
Jeff Potts did the carving on the megaphone, and he also helped us with other carving, latexing and painting.
And you are correct, you do spot a long shirt in there!

By the way, I never realized you were one of the clowns in the Kidsongs video I watched ad nauseum as a child.
I loved the part with you and Scott Parker.

Anonymous said...

Is the "laundry box which is a steel frame with wood" the box we were suppose to guess from a couple months ago when you had people guess a metal framed box?

Steve Copeland said...

That's it!
I guess I never did follow through with that...