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 Post subject: Balloon Animals
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2003 11:17 am 
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Have any of you ever tried balloon animals? I tend to give them away to kids who volunteer during my shows; and then I have someone give some away during the end of my show. This gives me time to put everything away.


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 Post subject: Re: Balloon Animals
PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2003 11:43 am 
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I used to used to do the balloon animal thing when I did kids shows but I don't do kids shows anymore. They bother me so no more balloons either. I hope you don't have them pre-made... that's no fun, all the fun is in watching them being made.


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 Post subject: Re: Balloon Animals
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2003 10:02 pm 
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No, I have a pretty good balloon pump that I use to blow them up on the spot. Most of my paying shows are for 5 to 10 year olds, so the balloon animals go over pretty well. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Balloon Animals
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2003 1:36 am 
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I've worked myself away from balloons lately, but if you are doing anything with kids you've got to do SOMETHING with balloons. When I was just doing balloon comedy, (and this part works for most any age groups) most of my schtick involved the audience to a large extent. A clownish, silly explanation of balloons. How they work, inflate, pop, fly, twist, etc. I had inflating contests (picture blowing up your first 260 balloon by mouth). I used animated and noise-making ballon characters in skits. It was simple to add some magic. The pace was amazingly quick, yet easy to control. No two performances were the same. I spent 15-20 minutes before I even made my 1st character. All ages enjoyed themselves. Schools, daycares, hospitals...there was always work. Not alot of pay, but fun.


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