Juan Carlos on Fire! Olé
So after opening Derby's festival "FESTE" on Friday night by the river gardens, Juan Carlos moved to a fantastic spot in front of the courthouses for the second show. The first was probably to about 300/350 people and was a bigger event on a larger stage. This was great in its own way but the audience were a fair way from the fire and so it was a little distant. That said the feedback was fantastic and by all accounts people had a great time. The second show however, was a much more intimate affair on the street with about 150/200 people in what you'd traditionally describe as a busking circle. For me, it was great to go back to my street theatre roots for a bit and it felt like many of the shows that I did 20 years ago in Spain, except the shows are now way better! All in all a fantastic night of performance, so thanks Derby Feste. Here's to the next one.
So what an exciting time coming up! Derby Feste, which has to be seen as a highlight of the year. Bishop's Castle's Michaelmas fair and Matlock Illuminations. All these are happening in the next month so with that in mind we now have a cracking new PA system for those massive crowds which will be turning up . This will allow me to start to use my musical spectacle, showcasing some of Juan's amazing vocal talents as well as some 'amusing/quirky' tunes to get those hips moving. Another exciting development is being ask by BBC Derby to teach one of their presenters to juggle. This will be airing on Radio Derby at 1230 Tuesday 17th september. Exciting times!
- fire expedient extraordinaire