We awoke late, as it is our custom since we perform late. And the Day started for us at the RV around 10:30. The folks at the hotel were awake a little earlier. The hotel is supposed to provide Bfast but the hotel is under renovation and today the bfast area was closed. Thankfully there was a Dollar General across the street so Mami did a food run. She said never eat their bread as it tastes like paint.
I picked them up around 11:30. Strange how kids can have bfast and 10 minutes later be ready for lunch.
I noticed on the first day here while I was running around town learning the lay of the land and getting supplies that the town had set up a marque of sorts announcing our shows. The Marque I speak of is a road side emergency sign as seen for road construction, set up on Main Street ( Hwy 20 and 18) it splashed our name every 30 seconds or so.
This is a good old fashioned town. The houses are beautiful and the folks seem very nice. Everything closes early and there is no Walmart (good? bad?)
We finished setting up today under cloudy skies with a 70% chance of rain.....it would turn out to be 100%.
Our first show went off w/out a hitch. Full seats and nice weather. Our second show, however, never happened since it was thunderstorming. Even though it stopped midway through when we would perform our electrical was drenched so we didn't risk a shock. We ran an early third show as weather reports showed a storm over Toledo and that meant that within 90 minutes we could get hit. And we did...right in the middle of the show. I purposely wore an outfit that could get wet. Ryan (sound) was huddled under a tarp with the sound system and the other kids ran frantically to get stuff off the stage.
We did the first half in increasing sprinkles including Brandon's last show with us this season. His whole family, and I mean the whole clan show up..aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. So he had a large cheering section.
His folks would stay through the rainy show too.
Brandon's bro, Wesley, will join us soon as a clown. He is custom made for it. I taught him the Human Blockhead stunt a couple of days ago and he has it mastered.
Mami and Titus were able to get their acts in. Well, Mami got half of her running gag act in.