We will be back at Beech Bend Amusement Park but instead of July we will be there from June 3-16. We then head to Clarskville, TN for a week followed by two weeks in Northern Ohio. Then we head to the corn field of Iowa with the rest of July at three fairs there. From there we head back eastward to West Virginia. We are in talks with several other fairs and I will have a full schedule soon. We will also be back at the Mohave fair in September.
This week is the last major mailing and email campaign for the 2013 bookings. Believe it or not we start the 2014 booking marketing in late April. We already have a gig in British Columbia and Minnesota booked for 2014.
Anti-Monkey Butt Powder will sponsor us for another season. We really enjoy promoting them. This year we will get to attend a few opening of stores that sell the very useful anti-itch powder. see them at www.antimonkeybutt.com or on Facebook.
We have set the BMT (Big Metal Thing) a.k.a. the trapeze rig set up in our back 40. The kids have begun designing their new routine for 2013. You've already seen the pictures of the kids working out new stuff for their acts in prior posts. All I can say is they are pretty impressive. The dogs have even started a new routine practice. Three poodles this year.
The gas prices seem awfully scary this year. Even more so than last year because the prices were what they are now at the beginning of summer last year. Which means there is a good chance this summer will start with even higher prices. Fuel cost has been our biggest enemy these past 4 years. I still remember paying 99cents/gallon in Toledo just six years ago. Oh well.
This weekend JC, Bill, and I will be heading down to Hollywood to network and press the flesh down at the Magic Castle. Each year we seem to meet people who have been helpful or instructive or have hired us. So I wonder what this year holds for us. I met Tippy Hedron (The Birds) and Tony Curtis a couple of years back. I even got to perform for Tippy. We met some other stars as well like the man who played Wyatt Earp in the early TV series and a famous male porn star who is currently in critical condition in an LA hospital. (I wasn't thrilled to meet him, and no, I did not shake his hand.)
I will be performing a birthday party, of all things, tomorrow. I haven't done that in years. But the lad I am doing it for is the son of a man who I performed for when he was a lad. That makes me old!
I will post pix from Hollywood and anything else that comes about as they come about.