Sunday, October 13: Union, MO-2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Lot: Jaycee Fairgrounds
This morning, before the little clown car was unloaded, Pete noticed that one of its tires was flat.
Ryan grabbed our bicycle pump and climbed into the back of the truck to re inflate the tire.
After accomplishing that task, he jumped down onto the ground and kept an eye on the tire to make sure it wasn't deflating again.
Suddenly, something caught his eye, causing Ryan to move in closer to get a better look. My curiosity aroused, I joined him, our faces mere inches from the tire.
We could see a small bubble forming in the tire's inner tube that was getting bigger, and bigger, and bigger until BAM!, the tube popped right in our faces.
We were so startled, and yet we stood like deer in the headlights the whole time the bubble was growing, knowing that the outcome wasn't going to be good.
Our advance clown, John, and his wife, Clara, met up with the show today. They finished their work on Friday, and now they are going to travel with us for the remainder of the season.
We had a good time catching up with them today.
Our friend, Claire Wedermyer, who was formerly a clown on Kelly Miller, came to see the first show. I was happy that I got to visit with her between shows to hear about her life and work in St. Louis.
During the second Intermission a woman sitting in the bleachers behind us kept calling out to us until we turned around to acknowledge her. As soon as we did, she pointed to her toddler aged son and said, "He doesn't like you!"
As I turned back around I sarcastically thanked her for sharing.
Sometimes when we're meeting the public at Intermission, Ryan and I feel a lot like Luke Skywalker in the Mos Eisley Cantina.