There was a great mix of traditional skills, and crazy new twists on classic stunts! One of the highlights for me was Chris Broken and his chainsaw guitar! Going to events like inspires me to be better. If you’re not going to industry events to see how people are pushing boundaries within their art (and yours), you really should be!
The final day of Abbott’s for me was getting up early and giving Elliott Hunter a ride to the airport, then hitting the road for my next gig. I also forgot to mention the Elliott won first place in the competition!
On my way home, I stopped at the Bristol Renaissance Faire in Wisconsin. I watch my friends Adam Winrich do his fire whip show and Lynx Kim do his sword swallowing show!
Both are them are top notch acts, and worth checking out if you’re in the area!
One thing I noticed at this particular fair and I think Ren Faire’s in general is that the audiences are there to have a good time. If I try to overanalyze it, they really commit to going. They get dressed up and spend time and money on that. That gives them the incentive and mindset that they are there to have a good experience.
Now I just need to figure out how to get my audiences to commit to my events before they leave their homes!