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In 2020 It Will Be 20 Years

Posted in Behind the Scenes at FSD, History of FSD, Upcoming FSD Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2019 by freakshowdeluxe
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You heard it here first, folks!

In the year 2020, it will be 20 years of your FreakShow Deluxe!!

From the 2001 premiere (inauspicious in every way) with two guys and a handful of stunts entertaining crowds waiting to get into the PsychoPath Haunted Trail at the Caesar’s Ford Amphitheater Park just outside Xenia, Ohio – we did not even have a name for it, then – to now. 20 years. A Platinum Anniversary!

Obviously – there are gifts to get, plans to make, speeches being worked on right now…

So much to do and it seems like so little time – though there is time, and we are allowing ourselves to take it.

The current plan (such as it is), is to spend the year celebrating. Technically, though, we do not turn 20 until October of 2020 – however, we do not see ANY reason not to celebrate the whole year celebrating. We are working on booking extensive tour dates now, talking about relaunching our musical, Flawedville, a FreakShow Family Show tour, plus some other fun stuff! AND, of course, special anniversary merchandise as well!!!

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Get ready for the 20th Anniversary of the Gathering of the Juggalos!

While all that is going on, we have what we are already scheduled to do. Your FreakShow Deluxe is gathering a special group to head to the 20th Anniversary of the Gathering of the Juggalos!!! At a new place, with some new performers, AND we are actually going to be opening for Insane Clown Posse‘s special event on Saturday, before the concert!!

Add that to our scheduled return to the Delta Fair & Music Festival in Memphis, TN this summer, several amusement parks scheduled for Halloween, a few other shows cocked locked & ready to rock, AND continued performances at Beetle House LA with an amazing array of characters and performers – AND the upcoming Hollywood Burlesque Festival!!! OH MY!!!

Do not miss a moment of what is coming in 2019 & 2020!

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Come to Beetle House LA!

 

The Past Couple Years In Review

Posted in Behind the Scenes at FSD, History of FSD with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2016 by freakshowdeluxe

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There have been QUITE a few things going on with your FreakShow Deluxe! So much so, in fact, that it has been VERY hard to keep up on this blog — but it is a new year, so new goals (like doing this blog)…

The last real posting about what we have been up to was back in January 2013, it appears… Shortly before the death of our good friend, and the filmmaker who shot the first FSD documentary, Andrew Copp, we posted about some great things that had been going on… Now it is time to talk about what has happened since then.

The biggest thing is that FreakShow Deluxe has continued to just POWER through shows in ALL kinds of places!!

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One of the biggest things we did was unveil the new skills of Grennan the Green Monster and Charlotte, La Pequeña Arañita, on the unsuspecting pubic. Grennan is still the World’s Youngest Professional Knife Thrower; and his target girl, Charlotte, is still The Bravest Little Girl In the World – being his target girl. They appeared on America’s Got Talent – where Howard Stern said it was genuinely something he had never seen before – and then they appeared on SuperKids in Germany. These appearances got them featured in magazines and newspapers all over the world.

Additionally, wee produced a couple monthly variety shows: Cap’n Jonny’s Whiz Bang and Ilumen-Naughty in Dayton, Ohio – which brought in some GREAT talent from all over – AND continued to produce one-offs in Los Angeles! We were also a big part of regular shows, like Tales From the Strypt and Circus Maximus in Southern California, a series of shows in Japan, and plenty more.

FreakShow Deluxe was featured as a major part of Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEVIL! We drew a lot of attention to it and opened a lot of people’s eyes as to what was possible. Additionally, Reverend Tommy Gunn presented a paper about sideshow (and did a little show) at the Popular Culture Association’s conference at the Marriott in New Orleans. FSD was part of the New Orleans Fringe Festival and this year’s expanded Razor’s Edge Festival in New Orleans, too.

Being at The Gathering of the Juggalos got a great picture featured on Rolling Stone’s website (see more FSD pics from the Gathering here: http://www.drivenbyboredom.com/2015/07/29/freakshow-deluxe-gotj/ )

Plus there were all our great shows at these awesome places listed here
(* indicates we returned at least once, if not more):

  • The Harem – Dayton, OH*
  • Gilly’s – Dayton, OH*
  • The Ostrich Festival – Chandler, AZ*
  • The Brimstone Breakout – Long Beach, CA
  • Maritime Tattoo Festival – Halifax, NS, Canada*
  • Tommy’s Tattoo Convention – Hartford, CT
  • Coney Island’s Sideshow by the Seashore – Brooklyn, NY*
  • Texas Showdown Festival – El Paso, TX*
  • Full Throttle Saloon – Sturgis, SD*
  • Riverfront Fair – Owensboro, KY
  • Star Lounge – Shibuya Tokyo, Japan*
  • Throttle Fest – Kansas City, MO
  • Delta Fair & Music Festival – Memphis, TN*
  • The Joint – Little Rock, AR*
  • State Fair of Virginia – Doswell, VA
  • Civil War Days – Hartford, CT
  • Georgia State Fair – Atlanta, GA*
  • Frontier City – Oklahoma City, OK*
  • The AllWays Lounge – New Orleans, LA*
  • DiPiazza’s – Long Beach, CA
  • Etti – Shizuaka-shi, Shizuoka, Japan
  • California Institute of Abnormal Arts – North Hollywood, CA*
  • Fresno Tattoo Expo – Fresno, CA*
  • High Desert Tattoo Expo – Lancaster, CA
  • PT’s Showclub – Portland, ME
  • Elitch Gardens – Denver, CO
  • Scandals Bar – Virginia Beach, VA
  • Cafe Istanbul – New Orleans, LA
  • Full Circle Bar – Fresno, CA
  • Siberia – New Orleans
  • Little Darlings – Oklahoma City, OK*
  • RockBar Theater – San Jose, CA
  • Therapy Cafe – Dayton, OH*
  • Pioneer Event Center – Lancaster, CA
  • The Banana Ball at The Docs Inn – Silvis, IL
  • Gathering of the Juggalos – Thornville, OH
  • The Penthouse Club – St. Louis, MO
  • Byrdie’s Cafe – New Orleans, LA
  • The Pony – Starkville, MS

Looking at this list makes us all kind of tired, seeing how much we have done in the past three years. We went through most of our calendars to come up with it. Plus all the press, clippings, videos and more. SO MUCH STUFF!

But for 2016? THERE IS SO MUCH COMING ON DECK!!! It will have to be a whole other post…