Half Time Shows
half time shows is a trip for me. Everything is big. I mean, really
big! The first time I did a juggling act in a large arena, the ceiling
totally threw me. It isn't like working outdoors, and it isn't like
working indoors, because there is a ceiling, it is just waaay
up there. My visual calibration was off and I kept overthrowing
everything. All of the tricks than involved high tosses all looked
tiny to me. When I finished, I wondered why I was so tired!
Big halogen lights are not the most flattering. To help compensate
for the difficult lighting, and the yellow pallor of the wood floors,
I used florescent accents on my costumes. They looked so silly up
close (I could easily double-book as an Elvis impersonator) but
the bold colors and sparkles read well from the seats.
Big tricks were definitely in order as well. Instead of my usual
unicycle jump rope trick with a standard unicycle, I had to do it
on a six foot one! The rope goes around verrry slowly,
and you have to grip very hard with the thighs because the uni is
There were lots of big people too. I'm not exactly short at just
under 6' 4", but I am dwarfed by the guys on the Pacers team!
During the game we were all busy, but several of them showed interest
in juggling and came over to demonstrate that they could do three.
A very friendly, albeit intimidating bunch!