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Stephon
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On 2009-11-03 13:34, Michael K wrote:
I'll get you this year Cheeky Monkeys and your Ren Faire friends too!
Wicked Witch of the West?

Actually, looks like I'll be the sole Monkey (band name?) this year.
~Les S. Moore, The Dapper Dipper
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Michael K
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Just thought I'd use the line, since I didn't get any photos of the Cheeky Monkeys.

Maybe if I had flying monkeys...
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Couple more days!
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Like I said on Facebook:

Those attending the Gathering please strive to mention my name. Random and out of context acceptable.



Next year I'll provide T-shirts. Smile
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Tonight will be the pre-Gathering get-together. However I will be a little late, since I have an IBM meeting a few miles up the road tonight that I forgot I needed to attend too.

Travel safely everyone!

Michael
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I am late to this thread, but I am popping in to say that it was fabulous from beginning to end this year. The shows were very smooth, with Tyler Fyre doing a fantastic job as emcee. Franco did a great job putting this one together also.

If you were there, and are posting here, I very likely already had a chance to talk to you (but probably not enough, the talk never stops from me). If you were not there, well, this was one for the books. I had never seen Chris McDaniels perform, and that was a real treat.

I am also still gasping at the Candlelight Award. I did not see it coming, and I am truly humbled by it.

Thanks again to all who were there for a wonderful time!

Yours,

Paul
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It couldn't have gone to a nicer person Paul, congrats again. You deserve it, yours and everyone elses performances were amazing, beautiful and inspiring! It was great to hang out with some old and new friends this weekend.

Doug, I believe one of your earlier pieces was in the auction, and did very well.
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Many really good performances. Overall the whole event ran smoothly. So congrats to: Franco, Kim, Mark, Joe, and all the tattoo folks; Tyler and Jill and all the show folks; and most importantly, thanks to everyone who attended.

The funny thing is that it would be almost impossible to see all of these acts separately. Just think of the drive from Las Vegas to Bar Harbor, Maine with stops in DC, Philly, North Carolina, Virgina, Tulsa, Michigan, New York City, Minnesota, Baltimore, and all the places I forgot where people were from. And here in my backyard you can see it all for $15 for three days of entertainment.

And then there is the auction where some really unique and one-of-a-kind items are up for bid. Here is a small list of what was up for bid: John Bradshaw's strait-jacket, a signed bottle filled with needles that Zamora used on stage, two shrunken heads, 9 different Madame Talbot's posters, an antique dice box, sideshow inspired hand-made soap & perfume, many vintage circus posters and art work, giant's rings, a real cobra in a jar, a can of Jack-o-lope stew, a Toni-lee banner, a giant's shoe, Dick Johnson's fish-girl box painted by T-Shirt Larry, chalkware carnival prizes, signed books, photos, and postcards, and a ton of stuff I forgot. Special thanks to Al who shared the real and very funny stories about many of the performers behind the objects.

BTW We got some people to donate a dollar to see one of Doug Higley's Zibits. So Doug was mentioned a good number of times visually, as well as being discussed among those "with it."

So if you can make it next year, start thinking about it. I'm guessing that it will be around the same time next year too. See you all in Wilkes-Barre, PA for the 9th annual Sideshow Gathering in 2010.

Michael
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I forgot to mention the sad news. The crazy breakfast lady has moved to a different hotel. You no longer have to live in fear. It is safe to go into the yogurt again.

Michael
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We are starting to get photos of the 2009 Sideshow Gathering posted on Sideshow World.

Thanks to all that have shared.

If anyone would like to share their photographs please email the to me at jrobinson@sideshowworld.com.

I will get them posted asap.

http://www.sideshowworld.com/SSG-2009-images.html

Thanks John
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What a great time. I'm just sad that the weekend is already over. We finally managed to get home around 5 this morning. We made a few stops here and there along the way back.
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Wow! 5AM? You left my house when? I forget, had a great time with you guys anyway. Heather missed seeing everybody. Wilford was cool, I told her all about him. Sorry I missed the Gathering, it's just too hectic for me to be able to make these events anymore. Maybe next year.....
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I think that we left around 8 or so.

I was just loving your blacksmithing shop. It makes me miss my old welding shop though. Did you make your own forge I was meaning to ask but never got around to it. (my old one was a gas powered one, that some dunderhead at my shop dumped lead into and I never gotten back to changing out the firebrick.

And I'm so totally happy with the torch that I got from you, that thing is just beautiful. The problem is, I got into an argument with my wife over it because I want to put it in a framed case and put it on my wall instead of use it. (that way I can buy more of them and not tell her)

Also, speaking of blacksmithing, I'm wondering if you could hand forge a nice damascus tattoo machine frame. (before I left Omaha, I was thinking about custom machining them.)

And Wilford had a great time hanging out with you as well.
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Hey John, yeah I made my own forge from 1/4" mild steel plate, slices of firebrick, Kaowool and ITC-100 coating. I've tempil sticked the forge and it read over 2000f! Fabbing it was easy, but getting the right height for the torch heads gets tricky.

Speaking of torch, just order another one... I'll have it out to you whenever you want.

The damascus (better known as pattern laminated steel) I make is a huge pain to do. Forge welding layers, then cutting, stacking, re-welding, cutting, stacking, re-welding and so on to get the desired layered effect... man it consumes large amounts of fuel, time and elbow muscle. Now, if you could provide me with small billets of pattern laminate steel I can make the machine frame from that.
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Yeah, I just never gotten around to trying damascus forging, I was going to wire in my trip hammer for it. I also had a two video set from Paladin Press on forging with it. It was ok, for production, but fairly informative. (problem is, it's tape, and those wear out fairly fast)

But outside of that, it would look cool. I did see a custom flashlight on bladeforums a while ago where it was made out of damascus.
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Just veiwed the Photo's on SSW...WoW!!..Looks like Great time was had by all!!...Perhaps I'll have to Hijack Doug out of California..and attend next year with a "Live Zibit"...
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Jim if you can pull it off, I'll print up some Pitch cards to lecture/sell.

How would you keep me under wraps till you turn 'em? I ain't wearin' no bag.


The photos were fantastic!!! Thanks all for the peek!
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I can attest that it is a very good time with a great gathering of like-minded folks who hammer nails into their heads and love cutting up jackpots.

One highlight is that there are many different types and styles of presentations. From Doc Wilson who does a 1900's medicine pitch show, to Zamora who present the most amazing physical feats, to the comedy of Coney Island Chris and Swami Yomahmi, to Gwyd and Silver who I call "Burns and Allen on speed", to the though provoking stories of Harley Newman, to the newest idea since talkie movies the Olde City Sideshow, to the edgy comedy and stunts of John Shaw, to the classics with the Crispy Family & Johnny Mayhem, to the delightful paper magic of Dick Johnson, to some really old stuff like painting with cloth and chapography from me Professor Fountain, to seeing the western arts master Chris McDaniel, to hearing great ballys from Professor Sprocket, to the action packed Lucky Daredevil Thrillshow with Tyler Fyre and Thrill Kill Jill, and I'm sure I forgot some folks too.

Also hanging out with Walt Hudson who wrote "I was a teenage blockhead" and James Taylor and his huge book sale and back issues of Shocked and Amazed get them now because once they are gone, they are gone. Bob Blackmar who publishes the Sideshow Newsletter, and Rob who collects and displays circus and Barnum materials, and Cris who was the Monga with Ward & Hall, and Toni-lee and her hand painted banners, and Col. Hunsley and his two-headed animals, and Al who owned a circus and writes about sideshows and shared so many stories about about the auction items, and again I am forgetting many others so willing to share and talk about everything.

And after the show we go to the hotel and joke and chat until the wee hours of the morning. And do it all again for three days.

I know it would be wonderful if some of you guys from far away were able to come and share some of your stories (and props) and maybe pick up a few new ones.

Think early November 2010 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Michael
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I am goin to think early Nov. for sure...Hey, If I can pull off the Left-coast heist...I have to warn you tho...Doug and I would be like 2 kids in a Candy Store!...Well,on second thought... more like 2 drunken sailors at a distant Port Bar...
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I'll stay sober and 'prop' you up. (pun intended)

Michael that was an enlighteniong pitch...thanks for letting us outsiders in on Who Is Who...what a line up!!!

Yopu do the old felt pictures?? wow. Thought I'd never see that again. Good for you.
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