EJC 2010 day 3 – Monday 26th July

Today I mainly went about organizing the open stages for Tuesday through Friday. Also, during the afternoon, I saw a few parts of the Fins and Friends show. The first and last act were variable/tedious, but Tony Pezzo (Wes Peden’s Mini Me) performed an engaging ring juggling number.

I also watched the Finish Open Stage Show. The highlight for me wasn’t the acts on stage, but chatting with the people watching the live at EJC2010.org/live – At one point there were 180 people watching from all over the world.

Also today I stocked up on alcohol from a supermarket. This came in handy in the evening, after the shows, when various 23rd birthday parties took place. Okay, just one. But then the party moved to the lake, and I think it is still going, at 5.45 AM. I ended up in the lake, then the sauna, and then here in the lobby of the arena uploading photos. Why? I guess I’m still a bit drunk.

Oh, at some point there was a tango band in the bar, a fire jam session, and Rumpole began a 26 hour show.



























EJC 2010 day 2 – Sunday 25th July

Today I hosted the opening show of the convention, and even performed some juggling too. Then I went swimming in the lake and watched some volley club. Then I saw two really good shows. The first was a solo show by Wes Peden, who was particularly sweaty afterwards. The second show was by Marco Paoletti and company called “12 pieces of stuff”. I don’t normally like taking photos of shows, but Marco’s show was particularly dramatic in terms of lighting and imagery. Afterwards I discovered the pizza place didn’t serve pizza after 9pm. Back in the hall I chatted and played combat.

The sun is now up, and I should really get some sleep.











































EJC 2010 day 0 – setting up the festival site.

EJC Photo Blogging begins! I’ve got lots of organizing and performing to do this year, but I hope to post some photos from each day, just like last year.

An EJC with a single day allocated to building everything and setting up the whole site. And it worked! Here are photos from within the arena on the evening before the convention opened to the public.

















Warvis Bay, Namibia

Air travel is a necessary evil. Due to last minute booking of my flights to Cape Town, I managed to have two overnight flights in three nights. That’s not fun!

Also, I was really looking forward to seeing a bit of Cape Town, but when I arrived at the airport, we were taken directly to the ship and weren’t allowed off again.

Accordingly, I ate dinner out on deck, with a great view of the Table Mountain. And so ended my great South African adventure.
Accordingly, I ate dinner out on deck, with a great view of the Table Mountain. And so ended my great South African adventure.

So on to Warvis Bay, Namibia! I took a shuttle bus from the port into town. On the way I saw Chris, another guest entertainer, wandering round and looking a bit lost for something to do. I offered a mini adventure, and we caught a cab out to the desert.
So on to Warvis Bay, Namibia! I took a shuttle bus from the port into town. On the way I saw Chris, another guest entertainer, wandering round and looking a bit lost for something to do. I offered a mini adventure, and we caught a cab out to the desert.

Dune 7 is about 300m high. My only plan was to climb the dune, juggle, jump a bit, and run back down.
Dune 7 is about 300m high. My only plan was to climb the dune, juggle, jump a bit, and run back down.

Chris couldn’t keep up. However, it’s now about 4 days later, and my inner thighs are still giving me trouble.
Chris couldn't keep up. However, it's now about 4 days later, and my inner thighs are still giving me trouble.

Chris walking along the top of the ridge.
Chris walking along the top of the ridge.

Jumping! This is one of my favorite things to do on a sand dune.
Jumping! This is one of my favorite things to do on a sand dune.

Chris had a go too. It took him a while to get used to it, but this is the best shot.
Chris had a go too. It took him a while to get used to it, but this is the best shot.

Soft landing.

Here’s a video I posted a few days ago. If you missed it, it contains running, jumping and juggling.

Soft landing.

Driving back to the city. That’s the Westerdam cruise ship looming over the entire city.
Driving back to the city. That's the Westerdam cruise ship looming over the entire city.

I wore sandals. Chris wore trainers. He carried a lot of sand back from the dune.
I wore sandals. Chris wore trainers. He carried a lot of sand back from the dune.

Testing the weight of wooden sculptures to see if it’s possible to take them home on the plane.
Testing the weight of wooden sculptures to see if it's possible to take them home on the plane.

The Westerdam, ship of drama. Maybe, if I ever work out what’s going on on this ship, I’ll write a blog post about it.
The Westerdam, ship of drama. Maybe, if I ever work out what's going on on this ship, I'll write a blog post about it.