| Real Showbiz Penn - 7/20/00
We just finished doing a bunch
of corporate gigs for SGI. When I say, "bunch," we did
three in one day. They put up a tent in Mountain View and
brought everyone in in shifts. It was over an hour show, up
top Teller played the theremin and we did "Girl to Gorrilla"
but changed Teller into an SGI cheese in an alien mask. It
was a good trick for them. Then at the end of the show, we
did 20 minutes of our stuff, HandStab, Needles, Knife
Throwing. It went really well. They were nice crowds and
they really seemed to like us.
So, we were sitting in a trailer and then going to work in a
tent. It was the old days. It was amusement parks and Ren
Fests. It's much harder to do this kind of a show than to
do 3 full shows. You just never get really on, and you're
never really off stage. The whole day is in the odd area,
where we're a little jacked up, but not really ever getting
going. It was fun, and we did good work, but it was very
But, the SGI cheeses were great, the audiences were great
and we sat in the trailer and talked a lot. It was back to
juggling at Great Adventure, except we were treated a lot
better and made more money. But, it was real showbiz.