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15 Years of FreakShow Deluxe

Posted in History of FSD, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2016 by freakshowdeluxe

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It’s been 15 years since FreakShow Deluxe really got started. What a long, strange road it has been!

Since the early days of FSD – just two guys and a handful of stunts, entertaining the queue of a haunted attraction in Ohio – to opening our own venue in Hollywood, expanding our numbers and talent of performers, getting awards & accolades, producing shows all over the country (as well as taking some of our performers worldwide), having multiple shows performing simultaneously in various cities while we are on the road…

Just so much great stuff!

Today is October 30, 2016 – and we have been getting lots of pings from our Facebook’s Timehop all day (as it has ALL month long). Some of those pings from this month include:

  • FSD on the stage of the OC Marketplace’s annual Halloween event (with Reverend Tommy Gunn as the Grand Marshal of the Hearse Procession) in 2011.
  • The time FSD drove INTO a hurricane to perform at an event in Florida!
  • Five years of performing at Hollywood’s Magic Castle’s Halloween Week – the first show of its kind and one of the first non-member/non-magic groups ever to perform there. What an honor! PLUS we got to hang out with Marilyn Manson, Bono, Neil Patrick Harris, The Scorpions, and many more famous folks!
  • Our pictures showing up in the LA Weekly and OC Weekly papers for our shows and events.
  • The Black Hills Tattoo Show – in Deadwood, SD!
  • We’ve been at amusement parks: Carowinds, Kings Dominion, Cedar Fair, Elitch Gardens, Frontier City, plus FSD’s Kitty Karloff was at Knott’s Scary Farm.
  • Getting hired by Maroon 5 to perform two years in a row at their Halloween bash at the Hollywood Forever cemetery!
  • That time we were at the Virginia State Fair

There has just been SO much we have done in the past 15 years! The list above is just a tiny segment of things from this month — it does not include everything…

We have introduced the LA Skeleton Crew, the Voodoo Krewe, and the Coffin Crew. We are co-executive producers of The Southern Sideshow Hootenanny. Our own line of coffee, cigars and, soon, hot sauce (from Hella Hot Hot Sauce). Whew!

All this year, your FSD is going to be doing a LOT of celebrating. Honestly, we have just been SO busy, it’s been hard to add more things. Hope you will come along for the ride!

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See, it’s true. Reverend Tommy Gunn was Grand Marshal of the Hearse Procession. There’s just no living with him now – he’s NEVER come down from this high.

An update about the FSD Facebook Page(s)

Posted in Behind the Scenes at FSD with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2011 by freakshowdeluxe

So here’s the thing —

In an attempt to keep up with the 21st century technology – we have done a bit of updating to Facebook. So NOW there is a new Facebook page for FreakShow Deluxe (as a ‘company’) here:

http://www.facebook.com/freakshowdeluxe

Please go to it. “Like” it and all that kind of stuff. Post pictures and video of FSD to there, if you have them.

If you are still interested in the “old” Facebook profile (with FSD as a ‘public figure,’ it can still be found here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-FreakShow-Deluxe/5940383978

Now, if we could only catch up on everything else!!

the big banner from FreakShow Deluxes show in Lakewood, TX

World’s Youngest Sideshow Performer to Appear at Cincinnati, OH Show

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2011 by freakshowdeluxe

(bottom to top) FreakShow Deluxe's Rev. Tommy Gunn and the Green Monster perform the Bed of Nails (photo: Harold Jenkins)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

World’s Youngest Sideshow Performer to Appear at Cincinnati Show

CINCINNATI, Ohio, April 8, 2011 – The world’s youngest professional sideshow performer will appear for 2 shows with FreakShow Deluxe at the Tattooed Life Tour tattoo convention at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH.
The 5-year-old performer, billed as “The Green Monster,” will perform during 2 daytime shows during the 3-day convention, which features well-known and up-and-coming tattoo artists from around the country, tattoo contests, vendors and “cutting edge” entertainment by the FreakShow Deluxe.
FreakShow Deluxe, billed as Hollywood’s own & only carnival-style sideshow, was originally founded in Xenia, OH in 2001 before moving to Hollywood, CA in 2004. Since the move, the show has toured the U.S. multiple times and been featured on such television networks as MTV and the Discovery Channel. The company was awarded Best Circus/Cabaret at the 2010 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
The Tattooed Life Tour tattoo convention is Friday, April 8 from 4:00 – 11:00 pm, Saturday, April 9 from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, and Sunday, April 10 from Noon to 7:00pm. Tickets are $10 a day, or $25 for the weekend. FreakShow Deluxe’s shows (included with admission) are Friday at 9:00 pm, Saturday at 3:30 and 8:00 pm, and Sunday at 3:30 pm.

Additional details at http://www.tattooedlifetour.com/Cincinnati-.html and http://www.freakshowdeluxe.com

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March 29, 2011