Monday, January 2, 2012

Let's Start Off 2012 Right


First Night 2011-12-31 1

Peasants with pitchforks? Cardinal fans chasing Albert Pujols out of town? The 99% approaching the Republican National Convention?

No, it's Juggling Jeff and his pal Josh Routh of Circus Kaput (love that name) doing their fire juggling act in the street during First Night on Saturday. They really should call it Last Night since it happens on New Year's Eve and ends after midnight fireworks. The theaters, churches and other public spaces around Grand and Lindell Boulevards provide entertainment of every kind, with outdoor performers sprinkled in between. Come back in June to see Jeff and Josh in the pre-show at our Shakespeare In The Park festival.

And so we're off on another twelve month spin. I've got lots of new material to start the year. Yesterday the polar bears had their annual water skiing outing in the frigid Mississippi. While hanging around the river, I found some interesting new graffiti on the flood wall. I've got a series from a Christmas Eve afternoon walkabout in The Grove, the funky neighborhood where my daughter lives. So Happy New Year. Ha! Ha!

Happy New Year 2012

11 comments:

Olivier said...

c'est la révolution chez toi ;o) la premiere photo est superbe

s.c said...

Never thought to see graffiti which such a civil message. But the HAHA gives it a little twist .

Bibi said...

Ha. The first photo did bring back memories of the folks storming Frankenstein's castle. And the accidental (?) juxtaposition of the 'ha, ha' in the second is great.

Happy New Year! (No ha, ha.)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Circus Kaput haha best name ever for a circus!! Jeff and Josh look like a right pair of characters,excellent first shot Bob, and lucky you to have a cashe of images at the ready!!

Birdman said...

Ya, I would have gone with the pitchforks heading towards Dr. Frankenstein's. Ha!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

A lot of circuses have gone kaput.

I will look forward to your new material.

Jack said...

Your juggler photo is outstanding, Bob.

J Bar said...

Marvellous shot.

Jilly said...

Love the Happy New Year and then the ha! ha! - think a lot of us perhaps feel like that...

JM said...

What a great capture on top, Bob! You made me smile with the "99% approaching the Republican National Convention?" :-)
Happy New year!

Nathalie said...

I think you can put that top photo in your 'best of' basket for 2012 - good start to the year. I'm always impressed by night photography and this one has style, action, spirit, energy, power, a perfect framing and perfectly placed faces. Wow! Just wow!