(The picture is the bandana from this year’s swag and my rockstar laminate. All access, baby!)
Wednesday night was the first of a 5 night run for Snake Suspenderz as the house band for Moisture Festival 2015. This is the 2nd week of the 4 that the Fest runs.
The Moisture Festival is in 2 “tracks” at 3 different venues this year. We’re playing in the comedy/varietè track, which is at Hale’s Palladium.
I’d point out the highlights of the show, but they’re all excellent, so I’m just going to list them. Wouldn’t want to miss someone!
Bill Robison was the emcee. He’s one of a rotating group of emcees, each keeping things running smoothly, doing their own bits while the stage ninjas set up the next act, and adding their own stamp and style to the shows.
Cirque en Déroute are a trio of clowns who mix in other skills including some scary acrobatics.
Dan Holzman is a very funny man who also juggles, managing to avoid the usual cliche tricks.
Incredible Incredible are simply – yes… I’ll say it – incredible. The bit where one of them flips a fork in the air off his shoe so that it sticks in the apple he’s holding in his mouth is worth the price of admission. Yes, you read that last sentence right.
The Kamikaze FireFlies are barking mad, but in the nicest way. What else could you say about an act that gets a volunteer onstage so one of them can stand on his shoulders and juggle?
Shayna Swanson is an aerialist and also does an amazing (and funny) routine on the Cyr Wheel, something I’ve never seen before.
Stoil & Ekaterina are the kind of magic act you see in Las Vegas or on a cruise ship. Polished, professional, colorful, and definitely high energy.
Uncle Bonsai is a Seattle treasure. If you have never heard them, rectify that situation at once! You know how to google.