Lot: school grounds
There were scorpions on today's lot. Some of the crew guys were trying to catch one in a cup this morning, and Carolyn told us that she was bit by one while moving a prop sitting on the ground.
Ryan and I joked about the possibility of a scorpion getting in the big mouth with me, and what kind of hilarious acrobatics the prop would do as a result.
Ryan and I practiced our cornets for a bit this afternoon. I don't think I've picked mine up since we completed the Christmas tour last December.
It was strange getting used to the small mouthpiece after becoming so accustomed to the trombone.
We learned the song "Little Mary Sunshine" from the musical "Reefer Madness".
In the second show I was entering the ring for the trombone gag when I tripped over some rigging and fell face first in the dirt.
I was so shocked, embarrased and angry when I fell that I just laid there on my face for a few seconds, making jokes into the microphone to cover up my aggravation.
The reason for my anger was that the outfits we wear for the trombone gag are the nicest wardrobe we wear this season, so of course that is what I wipe out in.
Luckily when I got back to the trailer and examined the costume, there were no major stains. The most dirt was on my forehead, stuck to my make up.
Of course now that I am out of the moment I can look back and laugh at the situation, especially since I was singing Queen's "We Are The Champions" when I ate it.
In conclusion, here is the Kelly Miller Circus' Harlem Shake video, directed by Delena Fusco: