As always, life gets in the way, and I only realized yesterday that I still haven’t posted a recap of Krampuslauf. What to say? The Krampuslauf kids… wow. We’re so proud of them! Tara, Xtina and I met up with the kids the night before our fundraiser and taught them a little choreography. (Well, Xtina and Tara taught them. I’m rubbish at that part, haha.) They recorded the dance, took great notes and practiced all month. Watching them on stage was great. They had fantastic faux fire props- hoops with battery powered tea lights, LED hangers made from wire and fan operated fire pots. I hear they’re already working on how to make the props brighter and planning for next year. Can’t wait!
The weather- how could it have been any better? I’ve never been sweating in my Krampuslauf furs before! This freakishly warm East Coast might make the holidays feel a bit strange, but it’s great for a mid-December outside gathering. We did have one small incident though- our intrepid Safety and All-Around-Awesome-Guy Alex ran eyeball first into a tree branch while he was helping back stage. A cornea scratch and eye-patch later he’s on the mend. You’d think our first major injury would be related to the dangerous things that we do, not an angry tree! Glad he’s feeling better.
On to the photos. Of course, this is one of our most photographed events of the year. The costumes! The parade! Not to mention that the Krampuslauf group consists of some really great photographers. Steve Schultz and Michelle got together after the show to capture some great fire breaths. We’re so proud of our dragon! Ryan Wismer from PHL17 came by again and posted a really fantastic gallery. We’ve got a ton of photos over on facebook, here are some of my favorite.
Here’s to a New Year, looking forward to everything 2016 will bring!!
After a good amount of Holiday Crazy all around, we’re finally tracking down some photos from a few of the events that we’ve done in the past few weeks. We got some great ones today from the Rail Park event we did at Union Transfer, taken by Paul Gargagliano, www.paulgphotog.com. Check them out! We did a bit of dancing inside to start out the night, in an attempt to pied-piper the crowd into the second room… it took a few circulations (folks were just arriving and wanted to make sure they got a drink before the event started!) but eventually everyone settled in for the fashion show. Then we spun some fire outside the venue, entertaining the folks in line. It was a great event, we love supporting the Rail Park!
I’m a little late in posting this, but we were waiting on our fire permit and it just came through this morning…. We’re super psyched to be part of another event for the Rail Park, this time at Union Transfer! Grid Philly has a nice write-up about the event here, and you can buy tickets to the event on the Rail Park’s page here.
We’ll be doing some inside dancing for the cocktail party, then spinning fire outside. Fingers crossed that the beautiful weather from today keeps up!
This was a very Day-of-the-Dead themed Halloween for us this year. A few ladies spun fire over at Twisted Tail, as part of their 3rd Annual Halloween party. And last weekend we had the whole crew together (all 8 of us!) for some awesome spinning at the Sexton Sideshow. Friend photographers Zamani and Alexis came, too, and got some fantastic shots. What a great Halloween!
The summer has been a whirl wind. We had fun down at the shore with ARTLantic, playing with some new non-fire props. We lit up the stage on two nights at PEX Summer fest, and hung out on Broad Street with theatre goers, giving them a different kind of show. We palled around with my favorite bartender in town, who finally got to see why I sometimes show up for a pint in the strangest post-show ensembles. (Full stage make-up and regular clothes? Why not, haha.) Some good friends came by and grabbed some great photos, and we’re working with folks we met at our shows to book some upcoming gigs. Not a bad summer. Not bad at all.
Its Fringe Fest time in Philadelphia! We’re excited to be participating this year at a fundraiser/awareness event for the new Reading Viaduct Rail Park. We’ll be spinning fire around 9:00pm as part of the after party. It sounds like it is going to be a pretty fun event. Come on by!! The whole after-party will be 7:30-11pm. Tickets can be bought here, $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
What fun!! The First Friday event at the Philadelphia Theatre Company last night was great. Such a good crowd. Two of our Luxie Ladies couldn’t make it at the last minute, and good friends of Lux Arati, Terry and Vinny, helped us entertain the crowd. I love performing with guest spinners! I’m sure photos will pop up over the next few days, but here are a few quick cell phone shots (from Chris Palo and S.K. Hotspot) to hold you over:
Can’t wait for the next event!