So Saturday night was the Matlock Illuminations on the River Derwent. Actually a huge event with 1000s of people. I did 2 shows which were amazingly well attended. Crowds probably around the 250/300 mark which was great although has to be said the circumstances were challenging. Huge rainstorm just before the show which meant i was trying to unicycle on wet cobbles. In order to do this I dropped the air pressure in the tyres. This gives a little more traction but unfortunately slightly less control. This is important whilst juggling fire going around the performance circle. It was actually fine in the end but took all my skills to pull it off. Especially the fire juggling on the unicycle which demands huge precision when it comes to getting it right and not dropping.... AND then i was stuck in traffic for 45 mins trying to get out!! But hey all in a days work as a unicycling fire professional.
On another tip.. looking at trying to get onto the big performance circuit for Without Walls next year. This is an organisation that pormotes arts and culture for festivals around the UK. If i can get on those books that wil take the show up to the next level. Exciting times! OLE.
- fire expedient extraordinaire