Barcode – The Clown and I created this show which was the first-ever creation I’ve had the opportunity to tour.
Racism in Europe – more open and socially accepted than racism in the US. Good and bad sides to both.
Barcelona – the first city I ever had the good fortune to street perform in.
The Contortionist – seeing her on and off throughout the trip brings us to the edge of starting a relationship together.
Switzerland – “Don’t trust the Swiss! Thieves, all of them!”
Munich – totally ill sleeping on the sofa of a German physician of noble decent. We watched Friends in German.
The Clown and his family – my European adopted home – I’ve never had such a fantastic time with the parents of one of my friends.
Theater versus circus – the jury is still out on which I prefer and how easy it is to mix these disciplines.
Italy – street performing in Loano, feeling the appreciation of my friend’s grandmother for the 442 soldiers who liberated her city, an event in an old Italian castle, seeing the shroud of Turin, an Egyptian museum, a real cappuccino, almost getting punched in the face for offering to help our friend’s father cook, getting sideways glances from sleeping on the same sofa as The Clown, coke and rums, teaching strippers to dance, peeing into the ocean from a bridge.
The Rythmic Gymnast – met the Artist’s new girlfriend.
Beautiful moments – lot’s of them.
Al Carrer – my first circus festival.
Cruising – getting a master class in meeting women in clubs from The Clown.
Role of circus versus personal responsibility – I choose circus.
Amsterdam – sleeping 5 people in one bedroom, getting in a bike accident, no one catching The Artist when he shouted “movement” in a loud dance club, getting pushed by my mates into a private dance booth and being certain that the giant Black stripper was a man. She wasn’t. I was scolded for screaming.
Trains – so different in France versus Germany versus Italy. I love travelling by trains when I can.
Language – so many to learn.
And finally, the Barcelona cast of characters we met:
- Slovenian girls
- Army apes
- Two face guy
- Drunk guard
- Drunk guard’s friend
- Swiss girls (Mya and Sabrina)
- My “boyfriend”
- pot smokers
- Shy Asian girl
- Clap dancing hippies
- Vomiting white dress girl
- English blokes
- Blue rose bitches
- Pickpocket talkers
- Curling fan
- 3 video girls
- 3 Spanish girls
- Danish wheelchair family
- Singing guy with radio
- Bleeding junkie jumproper
- Dutch acrobat
- Coke waiter
- 2 waitresses
- Aaron juggler
- Bulgarian drunk soft head porter
- Drunk red-shirted Norweigan
- American break-dance guys
- Barcelona break-dance guys
- Burger King guard
- Camping guards
- The Tumbler’s bouncer friend
- Dutch dog
- Charlie Chaplin
- Singing mustache waiter
- Burger King waitress
- Military solo camper with dog