Saturday, June 27, 2009

Wildfire and Pride

I'm performing tonight for Toronto Pride on the Yonge and Wellesley stage at 8pm! I'm performing again on the Church and Wellesley stage tomorrow at 7pm. Come out and cheer me on!

Last weekend was the Wildfire Retreat and it was the best one yet! I learned a lot and even got to help teach a couple of the classes. Thank you to all the organizers for creating such an amazing and special event for fire performers. I miss you already! I can't wait to put the things I learned to use tonight!

This is a weak entry considering how much is going on but I need to get into costume of off to rehearsal for tonight. I will give a more cohesive entry after this weekend.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Music Video and Live Show

Yesterday I was filmed for Three Star Seed's new music video I'm On Fire. It was a fantastic experience. I think for my first professional video it was a pretty big success. Everyone seemed really happy with my performance and I had a wonderful time. Video really is significantly different from a live show, and not understanding that difference I made a few mistakes. Like instead of holding back and saving my skin for 49 more takes, I thought "OOOOH NEW CROWD!" and went balls to the wall for the first 2 takes, burning up my mouth and arms. So today I'm in kind of rough shape and I'm hoping my lip heals before my show this Saturday. However the adrenaline high from doing a fire eating show for 2 hours was unbelievable! The biggest high of my life for sure.

The band and crew were really awesome too. I was seriously impressed with both how well organized the scenes were done and at how quickly things took place. No one seemed particularly stressed out or panicked either which was the most amazing part. I don't think I've ever experienced that on a film set before! I made some seriously cool friends yesterday, and I'm really glad I was able to take part. I'll post a link to the video here when it gets released.

This Saturday I'm performing at The Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District of Toronto. I'm doing a couple intro and intermission sets between 7 and 9pm. It's exciting times in Drake-land!