Happy Halloween

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We had a ton of fun entertaining the crowd at the Twisted Tail’s annual Halloween party for the 5th year! The weather was absolutely gorgeous, and it meant that costumed patrons were out in droves. Tons of cell phones aimed at us, though I’ve had more trouble this year tracking down the images people grabbed. (I kept yelling “Hashtag LuxArati!” but I don’t know that anyone heard me, haha.) Luckily this time I had my own camera with me and was able to get some not-so-bad ones. Lux Arati friend Laura swung by to say ‘Hi’, and was a champ about taking the camera I shoved at her so I could get some photos of myself, too. Thanks Laura! Happy Halloweeeeeeeeeen!!!!

PEX 2016

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This post is WAY late in coming. Pick your poison as to why, but lets just say life got away from me. On to the fun stuff! For the first year since we’ve been performing with the show, Lux Arati got to open the Russian Roulette Variety Show. It was fantastic not to have to wait the whole time to perform and be able to enjoy the rest of the acts. We had a great time, and can’t wait to put together our next RRVS piece! Fantastic photos thanks to William Tanksley and Redlite. (Raw video of the piece is here.)

#BAMFest for the Rail Park

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We love the Philly Rail Park project! It’s been awesome to be involved with their fundraising events over the years, and their latest event at Brick and Mortar was super fun. The weather was beautiful, the crowd fun and the space was awesome. Geri’s man Marc helped us out by taking some photos, so glad we’ve got friends who help us document our shows. Thanks to Michael Garden for bringing us to your fundraiser, we hope we got the guests to donate lots and lots of money!

Celebrating one of Lux Arati’s own

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Photo by Mike Vergalla

Photo by Mike Vergalla

Back in May one of Lux Arati’s own got hitched! Nicole and Chris got married under the Shambles at Headhouse square. The rain pushed the fire show back a bit, but the clouds cleared to beautifully slicked down cobblestone and dramatic skies. It was awesome to see the guests’ faces watching the show. For many of them it was the first time they’d seen Lux Arati in person, and they all seemed sufficiently wow-ed. In what is perhaps the best compliment ever, Chris’ 9 year old nephew (who helped out by lighting the fire bouquet to start the show) excitedly asked when the next wedding was going to be. His mom had to tell him not every wedding has a fire show! The wedding photographers, Black White & Raw, did an amazing job covering the whole event. Nicole picked them specifically because they not only had a great wedding portfolio, they also had a lot of experience with sideshows and fire photography. They did not disappoint. Nicole worked with artist John Howell to commission a metal flower for the center of her bouquet, and lighting it with Chris started off the show. The finale was, of course, an amazing fire breath by Michelle. What a way to get a party started! Check out video and some of Black White & Raw’s photos below.