Friday, August 18, 2006

Yesterday at the Promenade

Steve told me that I am not allowed to finish my act standing on a stool that I had been bringing. This did not make me happy. Lackluster performances from caring too much. Having trouble with that. . . caring too much about whether or not they're having a good time and enjoying themselves. Why should I care, I'm just the living human being, performing for them, because they thought enough of it to stop and watch. Silly me. . . for expecting the time of day, a wink, nod or smile.

In the middle of the cups and balls routine I finally said, "I hope you all have a great time tonight, doing nothing. . . cause I'm done with you. . . goodbye." "And if your interested, there is an advanced level course being taught on audience enthusiasm over there by the Break Dancers".

I hate it when I get that way. I tried to get another show off the ground and change my vibe, but it was not to be. So, on my way home I picked up some steaks to cook and eat with Polly. Somehow I felt like I was getting the last laugh as I enjoyed my dinner; but I don't suppose that was actually the case.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Since you posted about this same reaction or non-action in Seattle, maybe its time to take a break from the streets and seek out another venue. Its seems that you maybe suffering from a little burnout...Maybe another Fenix like spot?

michael abraham said...

I AGREE WITH ANONYMOUS...DON'T QUIT, SURRENDER! PERHAPS I CAN REACH OUT FOR YOU. GIVE ME A CALL AND LET'S TALK ABOUT SOME QUALITY LEAD GENERATION AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

YOUR BRO'

Anonymous said...

Wow, some heartfelt advice there from Michael Abraham - I think he really wants to connect with you, man.

Seriously (and this from a person not the Abraham Bot), I agree with anonymous. We can all get like this - don't let it get you down. Break the cycle - find a new spot, try some new material or dust off some old faves. Or try another venue - doe some table hopping or something.

Good luck.

Ramin said...

Maybe you should pursue the Trade Show side of things. Your Crowd Drawing skills may be well suited.