We woke up smiling today because it's a new day and we got our first review which said "Everyone fell in love with Morro and Jasp at first sight", which is so great because we fell in love with them too. Also our article "Conquer Your Coulrophobia" came out in WOW247 today!
With a skip and a hop we set off to our favourite coffee shop - Filament Coffee - because we don't have internet at the flat and wanted to check our email. Then it all hit the fan - even though there is no need for a fan because it is cold here. We found out that we had a reviewer coming to the show tonight. We found out that the BBC also wanted to come to the show to film a segment for a BBC2 feature. We found out that we had no tickets pre-sold for the show except the reviewer and the BBC. AND we realized that our director was leaving today so it was the first day that our technician, Lewis, was running our tech by himself. EEEEEEEEEK!
After swallowing our breakfast bagels whole and chugging our coffees, we ran through the streets, sashes blowing in the wind, to get to our venue as fast as possible. It was time to flyer and get some people to come to our show. Here are some highlights:
JASP: Do you want to see a show tonight?
LADY ON THE STREET: Not if it has a clown like you in it.
MORRO: Hey guys! Are you looking for a funny show?
GROUP OF DUDES: Look it's Ronald McDonald! (group laughter)
JASP: Do you want to see a show about puberty?
SOME GUY: No, I really don't.
MORRO: I'll bleed on stage for you!
(No response... Except from another girl flyering for her own show who laughed a lot.)
ALSO, remember in another post we mentioned a guy who was really grossed out by our show and said it was "weird". Well, we have been seeing him every day. He is flying for another show. He started plugging his nose while he talked to us and shouting out that our show is "not hilarious at all" while we are talking to other people - which is the most immature, and so totally rude. He has a really weak moustache that looks like it needs miracle grow. Anyways, we saw him again and after putting up with his annoying comments for way too long now Morro decided to face the problem head on. "Hey cllaaawns", he said, extending the word with disgust and putting on a nasally voice (probably with the intention of imitating us). Looking at him straight in the eyes and feigning indifference, Morro said, "Oh, hey Teenstache." He stopped, a little shocked, and forced a laugh so he could appear unaffected. He lifted up his hand giving Morro a high five with a silent understanding that if he was going to dish it he was going to have to take it too. Morro walked away and that was the last time he picked on us this particular day. Now Teenstache has a special kind of respect for us that only a bully can have.
We prepared for our show, setting up the toilet without knowing if we would have anyone in the audience other than the reviewer and the BBC, hoping that some of our flyering actually worked. Dancing to Sean Kingston, we got ourselves in the mood to have fun no matter what happened. Then it began. The lights came up to reveal to the audience Morro on the toilet and to reveal to us a full house and a giant roar of laughter right off the top of the show. We had a magical gift of the most loving and fun audience we could have dreamed of. They were ready to play and play we did. And it turned out that Paul, the gent from the BBC, had actually already seen our show, so we figured he must have liked it if he wanted to come back to film it to put on the telly (that's what they call it here).
Who knows what tomorrow will bring but for now our hearts are filled with love.
We went back to Filament Coffee (which is called Milk Money at night) and celebrated the moment with toasted nuts and a peach juice.