The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Believe it or not... » » The Venice Beach Freakshow!!! (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3~4..12..19..26..33..40..43~44~45 [Next]
T-RAY
View Profile
Inner circle
1539 Posts

Profile of T-RAY
Thanks Brett!! I'm bringing in the giant rat again this weekend. Did you see these other photos?

http://www.flickr.com/search/?s=int&q=ve......w&m=text

I also just found Siamese rats conjoined at the head. The guy didn't preserve them well, so I'm having the skeletons articulated. The Venice Beach Freakshow just gets crazier and crazier!!! Come down folks..., anyone from the Magic Café is considered family at the Freakshow. Smile


Posted: Apr 4, 2007 1:49pm
-------------------------------
Hey Folks....Come see Lil' Miss Firefly..., the smallest woman in the world..., only 27 inches tall...,
see her at The Venice Beach Freakshow starting tomorrow April 5th until April 9th.

Wow!!! We had a huge day at the Freakshow!! Lil Miss Firefly helped bring them in all day..., if you're in the Venice, Ca. area, come meet her. "She's so small, you'll want to put her in the palm of your hand."


Posted: Apr 25, 2007 10:07pm
-------------------------------
Hey Everybody!! I've been busy buying more freak animals.... Next week, you can come down to see the new additions!! We've added the giant rat as a permanent attraction and it's freaking out the locals!! It's not only bigger than a cat, it's bigger than most dogs!! Next week you can see the new cyclops pig, and the pig with 2 mouths (sick looking!).... You've got to see the pig whose brain grew on the outside of it's head, and it's friend whose heart is growing on the ouotside of it's body!!! For the rock-n-roll fans here, we had Brandon Boyd of the band Incubus come through the Freakshow!! He described it as a "Beautiful thing for Venice!!!" Smile ...another satisfied customer.... Smile

Hey everybody, Danielle De Meux of the Bros. Grimm Sideshow came through the Freakshow today!! That woman is Bad to the bone!! She loved it, and is going to come down and perform at The Venice Beach Freakshow soon!! She even offered to bring down her Tesla coil, and her Spidora illusion!!! It's getting crazy in Venice folks... you've got to see what's behind those curtains...[b]look..., right there..., you can see a little under the curtain..., or you can pay $3.00 to see it all!!! There's over 60 strange creatures, oddities, and attractions!! We've even got the largest collection of two headed animals in the WORLD!!! By the way, Lil' Miss Firefly "the smallest woman in the world" will be back in the Freakshow this Thurs. through Sunday. She stands only 27 inches small.... She'll also be dancing on glass, and eating fire this Saturday night (MAY 5TH) with the Super Freaks Sideshow and Revue in North Hollywood. http://www.sideshowworld.com/Gig-CIA-05-05-2007.html There's a freak revolution going on..., if you're in the Los Angeles area, join us!!!


Posted: May 1, 2007 1:51am
-------------------------------
Whoa!!! I got the conjoined rats' skeleton today..., they're conjoined at the head and have two complete separate bodies!! Scary looking!!!


Whoa!!!Posted: May 7, 2007 3:17am
-------------------------------
[b]Folks
..., when I say there's over 60 strange creatures in there, I don't just mean Strange..., I mean stranger than strange.... It's stranger than fiction folks, but it's all real..., and you can go inside for only 3 one dollar bills. Ya'll have got to see the new pig I just purchased..., it has 8 legs..., 4 ears..., 2 tails..., but only 1 head..., that's a new one for the Freakshow..., and it's only getting better. Smile


Posted: May 11, 2007 2:07am
-------------------------------
Has everyone heard about the 6 legged calf that was born in Nebraska?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires......ged-calf
I spoke to the owner and found out that it not only has 6 legs, it has 2 male organs and a female organ. It only urinates through the female side (in case you wanted to know). Any interested parties can purchase this lovely animal for $5,000 (which includes the calf's mother for feeding purposes). Rumor has it that a major museum/amusement company would prefer to have it killed so they can stuff it $#$%%@..., believe it or don't..., of course, anybody knows that it's worth more money alive!!!
Freak Prodigy
View Profile
Inner circle
NYC & LA
1805 Posts

Profile of Freak Prodigy
Believe it or not, I'd rather have it dead..., that way it doesn't poop.


Brett.
Blog:
http://www.bloudermilk.blogspot.com
_________________________________________
E-mail:
BrettELoudermilk@gmail.com
Gemeanii
View Profile
Regular user
Feeling so much younger now....
158 Posts

Profile of Gemeanii
I'll graze him for you, got the stock barn and 200 acres... but I get to keep the gate...
(Does that make me the gatekeeper?)

It'll sure be easier than feeding a two mouthed, 3 eye pig!
http://abcnews.go.com/US/popup?id=220560......1&page=6

Or keeping up with an 8 legger Toad...
http://abcnews.go.com/US/popup?id=220560......1&page=7


Posted: May 11, 2007 4:11pm
-------------------------------
Then again this one adds new meaning to "Here -kitty kitty"...

http://abcnews.go.com/US/popup?id=220560......&page=15

Seems like global warming is taking it's toll on mutations these days...

Steve
Steve Gemeny
The Great Gemeanii
[email]steve@gemeny.com[/email]
www.gemeanii.com
T-RAY
View Profile
Inner circle
1539 Posts

Profile of T-RAY
GREAT LINKS!!!! Here's Lucy the 2 nosed cow.......
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070511/ap_o......nus_nose
Freak Prodigy
View Profile
Inner circle
NYC & LA
1805 Posts

Profile of Freak Prodigy
JS bought the 6-legged calf.
Blog:
http://www.bloudermilk.blogspot.com
_________________________________________
E-mail:
BrettELoudermilk@gmail.com
erichall
View Profile
New user
South Carolina
69 Posts

Profile of erichall
This place sounds awesome T-Ray! I watched the bally on You-tube. Classic. The "stolen pictures" were cool too. Those reminded me of a swamp ape up in North Carolina that I saw once..


3 dollars is a steal! You should charge 5. I'm sure your rent isn't cheap on the beach!

Eric
T-RAY
View Profile
Inner circle
1539 Posts

Profile of T-RAY
Thanks Eric! Did you see this on YouTube?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdmeD0_6A9c

You've got to see what's behind those curtains!!!


Posted: May 21, 2007 3:41pm
-------------------------------
Check out this interesting footage...

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseac......25074053

...maybe there really is a chupacabra? You've got to see the remains of the animal we have in the Freakshow!!!It is very similar to the descriptions of el chupacabra!!! If you're a scientist/vet/Freakologist, come through, and examine it.... You won't believe your eyes!!!


Posted: May 29, 2007 2:06am
-------------------------------
We have officially started our Summer season at The Freakshow!!! This weekend was huge!!! We even had the 3 conjoined turtles inside and they're alive!!! I'm getting in the 2 faced calf skeleton back in a week...it's been fully articulated, and it's crazy!!! We've had a few guys from The Café come through and we'd like to see more of you!


Posted: May 29, 2007 2:11pm
-------------------------------
Did ya'll see this?!!

http://www.geekologie.com/2007/05/pac_man_skeleton.php


Posted: May 29, 2007 2:15pm
-------------------------------
Check this out too!!! Make sure you check the slide show, there's some strange creatures!!!

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/22/scienc......f=slogin


Posted: Jun 11, 2007 5:05am
-------------------------------
Holy smokes!!! We had a crazy weekend!!! Venice Beach is a freakshow. Smile~ We had a few special guests come through..., most notably [b]Eat The Geek, a former member of the Coney Island Sideshow. Tyler Fyre came through on Monday on his way to Vegas..., but, we were closed due to my talkbox refusing to work!!! I might have to finally make that grind tape..... Anyone have experience making them?


Posted: Jun 13, 2007 12:36am
-------------------------------
Does anyone remember this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWHNA_j7h5A
petekoloz
View Profile
Elite user
USA
479 Posts

Profile of petekoloz
Quote:
On 2007-05-13 02:28, Freak Prodigy wrote:
JS bought the 6-legged calf.

Wrong.
He did not.
It was still for sale last time I checked.


Posted: Jun 18, 2007 9:46am
-------------------------------
Quote:
On 2007-06-11 05:05, T-RAY wrote:
Holy smokes!!! We had a crazy weekend!!! Venice Beach is a freakshow. Smile~ We had a few special guests come through..., most notably [b]Eat The Geek, a former member of the Coney Island Sideshow. Tyler Fyre came through on Monday on his way to Vegas..., but, we were closed due to my talkbox refusing to work!!! I might have to finally make that grind tape..... Anyone have experience making them?

Spend the 75 bucks and buy an hour of time at a recording studio.
The engineer will make sure all your sound levels are right.
Any background music you want to include will be at the right level.
There won't be any distracting pops or buzzes.(A bad recording can really work against you.Literally drives people away from the unpleasant noise.)
Use pro recording equipment to cut your grind tape.
You'll get a disc with a clear strong signal so you won't have to turn your PA
all the way up just to be heard.
Good sound can double your gross.
Bad sound can halve it.
If I had to live my life over, I'd live over a saloon. ( W. C. Fields)
T-RAY
View Profile
Inner circle
1539 Posts

Profile of T-RAY
Thanks Pete! I've got the recording part down......I was wondering more about the way I should line up the descriptions, etc. In Venice, the people are used to being pitched all day by 50 performers, so they walk by FAST. That's why I've just been grinding it out. It allows me to work the crowd on the fly. How can I get that kind of impact on the recording? Do you use a grind tape?
Doug Higley
View Profile
V.I.P.
Here and There
7168 Posts

Profile of Doug Higley
I'll make you one.
Higley's Doug's Museum
petekoloz
View Profile
Elite user
USA
479 Posts

Profile of petekoloz
Quote:
On 2007-06-18 16:10, T-RAY wrote:
Thanks Pete! I've got the recording part down......I was wondering more about the way I should line up the descriptions, etc. In Venice, the people are used to being pitched all day by 50 performers, so they walk by FAST. That's why I've just been grinding it out. It allows me to work the crowd on the fly. How can I get that kind of impact on the recording? Do you use a grind tape?

Yes, Todd.
We use them.
On CD.
I remember when we used to use 8-Track...
Then endless cassettes replaced them!
I'll probably switch to MP3 soon.
But only after IT becomes outmoded!

Your crowd sounds like it moves along about like ours does.
We get a ten second shot at them.
You can't go into a long monologue under those conditions.
You got to keep it brief and go to next.
That is where it differs from the live bally.
Live bally has visual action which stops them.
Grind needs something to take its place.
We use a lot of flash to grab their eyes, then the audio brainwashes (please
forgive the term) them.
"Don't miss your chance..."
"Once in a lifetime opportunity..."
"You must see the..."
"If she gets out, we'll all get out!..."
"The show is about to start,get YOUR ticket and come in NOW!"
Etc., etc., ad nauseum.
Unabashed hyperbole in small servings but served continuously.

Your flash should be visible from a distance.
I put my banner tops up to the 20' level and aim them toward the approaching traffic.
They should keep seeing it as they approach the area.
That is the most important thing.
Then, when they arrive, they will want to listen.
If I had to live my life over, I'd live over a saloon. ( W. C. Fields)
Doug Higley
View Profile
V.I.P.
Here and There
7168 Posts

Profile of Doug Higley
Get ahold of me Wednesday if you still have the number. (If not PM) I'll hook up the studio and get one done and eMail it so you have it this weekend. (No charge, you're doing great work!)
Higley's Doug's Museum
T-RAY
View Profile
Inner circle
1539 Posts

Profile of T-RAY
Thanks Doug!!!


Posted: Jun 24, 2007 3:25am
-------------------------------
Danny Bonaduce came by the Freakshow today!! Remember that guy from The Partridge Family?


Posted: Jul 1, 2007 2:50am
-------------------------------
The Freakshow was jumping today!!! We had our lovely contortionist duo "The Twisted Sisters" doing their thing.... Madame Diabla was swallowing swords all day!!! ...I had three 200 lb. men standing on my chest while I laid on the bed of nails...., the Strong Man was back..., we had fire eaters..., glass walkers..., a real blockhead Smile ... it was like old Venice!!! We even found a new "freak"----a 6'11" woman that had the entire boardwalk tripping out!!! She is huge!!! ..., and Bootylicious. Smile
handa
View Profile
Inner circle
Pittsburgh, PA
1346 Posts

Profile of handa
Geez, the last time it was like Old Venice around here, the Three Rivers flooded and half of the streets in the Golden Triangle were under water. I think I'd prefer going to your show much more than our experience.

Congrats on your continued success. Keep up the enthusiasm and keep reporting!

Chris
T-RAY
View Profile
Inner circle
1539 Posts

Profile of T-RAY
Thanks Chris!! We're having a blast!!! Everyone is always welcome at The Freakshow! If you come down, let me know you're from the Magic Café' on your way in, and I'll show you a "secret" specimen that's sitting inside the ticket box..., only for those who want to see the truly unusual!!!


Posted: Jul 2, 2007 10:41pm
-------------------------------
Folks..., we just got another two headed turtle!!! It's alive!!! You can see it inside right now!!! It even has a stubby little 5th leg between it's two heads..., or is that a 3rd head that didn't fully develop? You be the judge..., they're inside The Freakshow!!! Smile


Posted: Jul 4, 2007 12:59pm
-------------------------------
Well we had another "special guest" yesterday. Bill Murray stopped by the Freakshow!!! He was great! He even posed as a freak outside the Freakshow, and helped draw us a crowd. Smile
dave_matkin
View Profile
Inner circle
4211 Posts

Profile of dave_matkin
I can imagine him getting in to that role a lot! ;P
Dave “SPARKY” Matkin

http://www.gofundme.com/MyMadTriathlon

Now AKA........
Smile “WHEELS” Smile
That’s the closest smilies to a wheelchair so I’m using them despite not having a horse ….. or being able to do the walking globe. Mmmmm can you do a walking globe in a wheelchair?
gsidhe
View Profile
Inner circle
Michigan
1726 Posts

Profile of gsidhe
Awesome T! Best of luck with the new Turtle!
And Bill Murray?!?
Very very cool!
Gwyd
dave_matkin
View Profile
Inner circle
4211 Posts

Profile of dave_matkin
How much did you have to pay for Bill? is he alive or did you have him stuffed?
Dave “SPARKY” Matkin

http://www.gofundme.com/MyMadTriathlon

Now AKA........
Smile “WHEELS” Smile
That’s the closest smilies to a wheelchair so I’m using them despite not having a horse ….. or being able to do the walking globe. Mmmmm can you do a walking globe in a wheelchair?
T-RAY
View Profile
Inner circle
1539 Posts

Profile of T-RAY
ALIVE!!! ALIVE!!!!! HE'S ON THE INSIDE!!! YOU'VE SEEN HIM ON TV, BUT YOU'VE GOT TO SEE HIM IN PERSON......WITH YOUR OWN EYES!!! Smile He was GREAT.........he had to have a VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW T-SHIRT!!! I hope he wears it to his next event!!! Robert Rodriquez (Quentin Tarantino's partner on the film GRIND SHOW) came through yesterday!! He had a 7 1/2 ft, 300 lb. bodyguard!! We stayed open until 10pm.....fireworks were blasting in the sky.....the ferris wheel was lit up.......THE FREAKSHOW IS ALIVE!!!
dave_matkin
View Profile
Inner circle
4211 Posts

Profile of dave_matkin
Was the Bodyguard brain dead or was he alive and able to answer questions? The latter and you got yourself ANOTHER exhibit there!
Dave “SPARKY” Matkin

http://www.gofundme.com/MyMadTriathlon

Now AKA........
Smile “WHEELS” Smile
That’s the closest smilies to a wheelchair so I’m using them despite not having a horse ….. or being able to do the walking globe. Mmmmm can you do a walking globe in a wheelchair?
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Believe it or not... » » The Venice Beach Freakshow!!! (0 Likes)
 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3~4..12..19..26..33..40..43~44~45 [Next]
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2019 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.22 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL