Mud Bay Jugglers and Nanda Acrobaticalists

Because she’s been taking classes at SPSCC, Trish found out about a show she thought we’d like and had arranged for a birthday eve date to see Nanda.  She said it was juggling, martial arts, acrobatics and clowning combined.

I thought, “What the…?!  You’re joking me!  You’re kidding me!  You’re pulling my leg!  You’re yanking my chain!  You’re flushing my commode!  Why haven’t I heard of this?  I’m gonna look ’em up.”

She tried to convince me to wait for the surprise, and I did.  I put it off until that afternoon but I found their website I could hardly wait to see them in person.

We arrived at the Minneart center with plenty of time to get a seat.  In fact, it wasn’t nearly as full as their talent deserved.  Trish got in for free by showing her student ID.  She tried to pay with a check to get us in, but the promoter wouldn’t take our money.  He said, “Or… just go in!”  With a big smile.

It seemed that he knew we really needed to see this show.

The Mud Bay Jugglers opened for Nanda as a special treat.  They put on a fantastic 20 minute set.  They stuck with juggling clubs, but they kept my interest with great passing, humor and singing.  They are three marvelous bearded juggling geezers with a 29 year history in Olympia.  Unfortunately, in my 16 years in Olympia I’ve only seen them a few times and not once since I became a professional clown.  I shoulda!


Mud Bay Jugglers (Note the Comedy Central Logo on Harry’s Chef Coat!)

I guess it comes down to the intimidation factor.  Am I a peer or a fanboy?

Then Nanda hit the stage.  Talk about intimidation!  These are four young ninja jugglers!  They totally spoke to my Jackie Chan clown heart.



Posted on March 27, 2009, in ClownCollege, Olympia, Performances, School, SON. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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