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EepyBird at Maker Faire – Sept 2017


I met Fritz Grobe at the Celebration Barn in Maine quite a few years ago and I had heard about his ‘EepyBird‘ antics but had never actually experienced the ‘experiment’ of mixing coke with mentos.

So I attended this year’s Maker Faire and ran into Fritz on the grounds. He mentioned that he and his partner Stephen were there to perform once again their legendary experiment. I had to see it!

So I put myself in the front row (2 hours before their 5:30 pm show)and waited!

The audience began to accumulate around 5:15 pm. I was there way too early. Watched them set up all the bottles and the devices they use to set off the ‘fountains.

Stephen Voltz was on the side of the stage encouraging all the kids to ‘load’ the mentos into the small canisters that would be released into the coke. Each one had 5 mentos.

The sun was blasting thru the sculpture directly behind the stage setup. This caused exposure issues for my camera.

I have to say I wasn’t ready for this!

Stephen is attaching a string to the devices on top of the Coke Zero bottles.

Fritz Grobe introduces himself and EepyBird to the audience and prepares them for what is to follow.

A young girl ringside prepares her pad to record the upcoming ‘fountain’ event.

The spray came right at me and I had to duck my camera down to avoid it getting covered with Coke Zero (that is what they use now).

Watch the video introduction of the performance and then the performance. It is a blast.

For more information on EepyBird go here!

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2011 'Amuse Bouche' NY Clown Theatre Festival Clown Performing Arts Photography Variety Arts

Amuse Bouche: The NY Clown Theatre Festival – OPENING NIGHT CABARET

The Evening was hosted by The Leroy Sisters.

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Tivo la Resistance is back for more fun!

Wild and fun ventriloquist act with a never ending fake mustache.

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‘Haming it up’ for the camera, Hew Parham from Australia.

Hew Parham performs an excerpt from his show ‘Odessey Schodyssey’.

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Mark Gindick performs a feat of ‘daredevil’ magnitude in an excerpt from his show ‘Wing-Man’.

Feeling a level of achievement Mark Gindick flails his arms after swallowing a mouthful of Pop-Rocks and drinking Coke!

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Jeff Seal(foreground) and Chris Manley looking on during an excerpt form their show ‘Neon Lights’.

Chris Manley reads am audience members palm as partner Jeff Seal looks on.

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Christopher Rozzi entertaining the audience in a scene from his one-man show ‘Bezinkule’.

In the spot light is Christopher Rozzi in a wonderful verbal-voyage to places we aren’t ever going to visit again!

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Joel Jeske performing a segment which will not be part of his one-man show ‘I Have Never Done This Before’.

Joel Jeske leading the audience members in a ‘Radio City Rockettes’ type line.

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Gabriela Munoz is performing a segment from her duet show ‘Flocked’. Along with:

Audrey Crabtree performing in the same show ‘Flocked‘. Opening Thursday night!

‘Flocked’ is directed by clown/director Hilary Chaplain.

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The marvelously charming and funny duet ‘The Donovan Ensemble’ will be hosting the cabaret on Wed. Sept 14th 8pm.

Joe Kolbow and Johnnie Niel are the C0-Artistic Directors.

Also in the festival but not here are CHANNEL ONE with Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith and ‘Morro and Jasp GONE WILD.

Information about the festival can be had here.

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