Categories
Music Performing Arts Photography Video

EepyBird at Maker Faire – Sept 2017

EepyBird

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!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Categories
American Circus Big Apple Circus Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret Clown Comedy Marx Brothers Music Performing Arts Photography Variety Arts Vaudevisuals Bookshelf Women Writer Year in Review

Check out Vaudevisuals – Review – June 2016

Vaudevisuals – Year in Review – June 2016

June was quite an active month. Bindlestiff Open Stage at Dixon Place, The Big Apple Circus was losing it’s presence in NYC, Quick Change book was started and Conjuring in Asia got some attention.

EEPYBIRD – DIET COKE AND MENTOS – REVISIT

BINDLESTIFF OPEN STAGE VARIETY REVUE – JUNE 2016 – DIXON PLACE

“I’LL SAY SHE IS” – THE LOST MARX BROTHERS MUSICAL AT THE CONNELLY THEATER

VAUDEVISUALS BOOKSHELF – “MAGIC AND LOSS – THE INTERNET AS ART”

MY FATHER THE CIRCUS KING – A DOCUMENTARY FILM

THE BIG APPLE CIRCUS NEEDS YOUR HELP! NOW!

THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF QUICK CHANGE – A PROPOSED BOOK PROJECT

VAUDEVISUALS BOOKSHELF – “CONJURING ASIA – MAGIC, ORIENTALISM”

I'll Say She Is at The Connelly Theatre

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Coming soon! July 2016

Categories
Comedy Video

Eepybird – Diet Coke and Mentos – Revisit

Ten years ago the internet was a new ‘vision’ of the future. Viral videos had just started to appear online. This one was one of the first to ‘catch on fire’.

Wonderful, playful and intelligent play!

As the video description says:

“What happens when you combine 200 liters of Diet Coke and over 500 Mentos mints? It’s amazing and completely insane. The first part of this video demonstrates a simple geyser, and the second part shows just how extreme it can get. Over one hundred jets of soda fly into the air in less than three minutes. It’s a hysterical and spectacular mint-powered version of the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas, brought to you by the mad scientists at EepyBird.com

Stephen Voltz & Fritz Grobe

Still at it 10 years later!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Here is their book!