16 shows down, 84 to go!
I'm backstage about to begin no.17...
The compere, Defri is on stage warming the crowd up. Not that they need much warming up, but he has a natural talent for this kind of stuff - he gets the kids doing all kinds of silly things, much to the delight of the audience! He's a fun guy and even his physical appearance says 'entertainer'... something like a cross between Joe Pesci and Mr. Tumble.
Robbie and Adri, my 2 stage hands are filling up rocket balloons (http://www.bubbleinc.co.uk/products/rocket-balloons-1) and have the stage all set. They finish what they're doing and get ready to inflate "Barbara," my 8 foot inflatable bubble ball which i enter the stage in.
The two dancers, Dewi and Mona, (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201535484058010&set=pcb.10201535484898031&type=1&theater) go out to get ready to begin their dance which preceedes my show.It begins!
As soon as their music begins, we get out the giant fans backstage and Robbie and Adri inflate Barbara enough for me to clamber inside.
Biggles hat... check. Goggles... check. New "bubbles inside of bubbles" bubble guns... check! (get them here! http://www.bubbleinc.co.uk/products/new-bubble-inside-a-bubble-gun). Penknife in case the zip breaks and i can't get out... check!
The dancers music concludes and Defri comes back on stage to introduce me...
My music starts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT6Cl1slJbI)....
The curtain pushes forward as i begin to roll out.
Here i go!
"Let me hear you say 'I LOVE BUBBLES!'"