I performed my first street show of the season today at Seaport Village in San Diego.
I got off to a late start this year for a few reasons:
- May was supposed to be my retooling month but I ended up putting in a million extra hours at my “real job“.
- I have been dealing with some colds over the past couple of weeks so I haven’t been at my physical peak.
- Acclimating to my new clubs threw me off more than I thought it would.
Despite these factors I decided to go out today no matter what. Sure it’s a Thursday afternoon and no one will probably be there. Sure I haven’t practiced much lately and my show might turn into a drop-fest. Sure I could be spending my time getting my car to pass smog. But no. Today was the day.
And it turned out surprisingly well! I did one show (did the old “quit while I was ahead” routine) and had a healthy crowd of about 75 people stick around for 45 minutes. They crowd was fairly responsive to the show, I had less flubs than I thought I would my first time out for the season, and a little kid named Esteban ended up stealing the show.
I’m very pleased with the first show of the season and look forward to tweaking it for the summer days ahead.
(By the way, the picture above isn’t my crowd. It’s just a shot of Seaport Village to show you where I was.)