News and banter for the dark side of vaudeville and circuses.

thewoodwose:

strange-gods:

thou shalt never perish

Weird.

How so? I think its pretty.

thewoodwose:

strange-gods:

thou shalt never perish

Weird.

How so? I think its pretty.

(via fairytalesinred)

zemyx-child-96:

How do you kill a circus ?
You go for the juggler

(Source: roses-ray-narvaez-jr, via scullysins)

"Worlds certainly collided when two of the 20th century’s most beloved figures — Helen Keller and Charlie Chaplin — met for the first time. The world-renowned author and famous comic actor were brought together back in 1919, and thankfully a camera was on hand to document the introduction in all its black and white glory.”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/08/helen-keller-charlie-chap_n_4064824.html

"Worlds certainly collided when two of the 20th century’s most beloved figures — Helen Keller and Charlie Chaplin — met for the first time. The world-renowned author and famous comic actor were brought together back in 1919, and thankfully a camera was on hand to document the introduction in all its black and white glory.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/08/helen-keller-charlie-chap_n_4064824.html

zascii:

Best letter ever?

Best ever.

zascii:

Best letter ever?

Best ever.

(via scullysins)

"The day before Thanksgiving, the Cirkus van ("Thunderball") was stolen from outside the Bindlestiff warehouse in South Williamsburg. It was found a week later: stripped, totaled, and unsalvageable. Will you help us replace it?”Boosting this out there to anyone who’s reading. The Bindlestiffs are some of the flat out awesomest  vaudevillians around, and they need to keep on the road!http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=26d1a18af396d1358ee283096&id=e81018c40e&e=c82ae4ce80

Scary Pete on tickets and the modern show

"Insider Tip about Pre-Sale Tickets… Yes they are usually Discounted… And often merely allow you to skip the box office line. But for the Producers/venues and promoters of events they are better than Antacids… When you put on an event you are laying hundreds or thousands of your own dollars on the line and a few hundred hours of your time and everyone else in the cast and crew’s time as well… That anxiety eats a hole in your gut until about half way through the event when you find out if you broke even or not. Until then you are distracted, anxious and sick to your stomach. Ulcers are common among “Show People”

High Presale Numbers let the promoter know in advance whether they stand a chance at breaking even. Whether their Event will be a success or not. They allow you to take a deep breath, Eat without getting a tummy ache and speak to people without being irritable.

If you would rather pay full price at the door because you want to support the artists/venues etc that bring you such amazing Live entertainment… Feel more than welcome to pay the difference in the ticket price when you get there… Donate the money to the band/actors etc… Or save it to buy Merchandise from the performers and venue.”

                                                                      -Scary Pete

Buster Britches Presents Holiday Hi-Jinx! This show will be bringing you the best of Sideshow and Cabaret that Richmond has to offer! Featuring: Buster Britches The Unkillable Kilian Fifi Fellacio Jessica Von Incendia Scarlet Starlett Hosted by Ray Bullock!Seen only at Fallout RVA!https://www.facebook.com/events/745124042184227/?source=1

Just some shameless posts of me with Nadira Serenity of the Serenity Dance studio. She surprised me with a last-minute request to be the closing act of her circus themed review, at the small, but popular and growing Serenity Tribal Cafe review!

Seriously good stuff, and she gets such amazing performers as Alyssum Pohl,  Madame Onça and more.

If you’re ever in Virginia, check it out.
http://www.sevencitiesdance.com/shows.html

I don’t even know.

I don’t even know.