Friday, September 27: Island Lake, IL-4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Lot: Water tower park
Ryan lent me a pair of his clown shoes for the shows tonight so the glue holding the heel in place on mine would have plenty of time to dry.
The audience for the second show was a lot of fun in the trombone gag, and Ryan and I were really looking forward to hearing their response to the carpenter gag, in particular for a new bit we just started doing the other night.
What a let down we experienced! The crowds' energy was so unfocused that we got bupkis for the new bit.
Throughout the whole gag you could here a low rumble of white noise in the stands; they just weren't paying enough attention to enjoy all the subtle bits in the gag. What a disappointment after the past few nights.