Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 11:30 a.m.
PCA/ACA Conference - New Orleans, LA
April 2, 2015 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
part of the PCA/ACA Conference
Circuses and Circus Culture
New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Presented as part of the 2314 - Circuses and Circus Culture III: Circus and Sideshow: Exploitation or Exaltation
The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference - Galerie 2
Ain't No Big Top Here! Popular Culture Myths vs. The Realities of the Business For the Modern Freak Show & Side Show Performer As Exposed By an Actual Working Showman From His Real World Experience
In popular culture, there stands an existing series of myths about the circus and carnival freak and side show. Myths perpetuated about its performers, about how it conducts business, even about how the acts are performed.
The proliferation of these Freak and Side Show myths is continued in popular culture by fiction television shows such as Carnivale (HBO - series run 9/14/2003 to 3/27/2005) and American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX - currently broadcast; premiere date 10/08/2014); non-scripted reality documentary shows Freakshow (AMC - series run 2/14/20013 to 6/24/2014) and The Jim Rose Twisted Tour (Travel Channel – a 7 episode series premiered 03/30/2003, but ran for only 5 episodes); plus fictional films including Freaks (Tod Browning, 1932) and its "modern retelling," Freakshow (Asylum Films, 2007), which both featured actual human oddity performers.
This mixture of presentation and performance by Thomas Nealeigh, the founder and primary producer of The FreakShow Deluxe, Hollywood’s own & only carnival-style sideshow, explores the realities of the Freak and Side Show business and contrasts them to the popular myths. Nealeigh, a 2nd generation entertainer who performs as Reverend Tommy Gunn, shares his real-world experience performing for fairs, festivals, amusement parks, nightclubs, and theaters, while including anecdotal information he has gathered from “cutting jackpots” with other professionals in his field. Nealeigh is currently preparing his own children to perform.
Attendees will have a better understanding how the myths of popular culture have a real world effect on new performers and show producers trying to enter the field.
Thursday, April 9 through Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 2 shows each night
Little Darlings - Oklaham Cithy, OK
April 9 through April 11, 2015
Ink Slingers Ball
Little Darlings OKC
1500 SE 59th St
Oklahoma City, OK
2 shows a night! (It is an adult club... you need to be of age)
FreakShow Deluxe returns to Oklahoma City - THIS TIME to Little Darlings for their Inkslinger's Ball Tattoo Show!! Oh, man - it is going to be AWESOME!
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Pioneer Event Center - Lancaster, CA
April 11, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
The 2nd Annual High Desert Tattoo Expo
Pioneer Event Center (The PEC)
45000 Valley Central Way
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 726-1911 x101
Tickets: one day pass $15; two day pass $25; three day pass $30
FreakShow Deluxe returns to the High Desert Tattoo Festival; THIS time featuring Dangerous D & Whodini1692 doing absolutely OUTRAGEOUS stunts, comedy, and more!! MUST BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED!!
Saturday, April 10 through Sunday, April 11, 2015 - 2 shows a night
RockBar Theater - San Jose, CA
April 10, 2015 - 6:45 and 8:00 p.m.
April 11, 2015 - 6:45 and 8:00 p.m.
FreakShow Deluxe in a special event at the RockBar Theater
part of the Kirk von Hammett's Fear FestEVIL
360 Saratoga Ave
San Jose, CA 95129
18+ - $25 per day
Come and see Vincent Wolf, Joey Dynamite, Krystal Kurio and William Draven get REALLY FREAKY at this amazing event filled with vendors, BIG name bands and so much, much more - put on by Metallica's own Kirk von Hammett!! IT IS GOING TO BE AMAZING!!
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Ilumen~Naughty - The THERAPY Cafe - Dayton, Ohio
The Ilumen~Naughty Show
The THERAPY Cafe
452 East Third Street
Dayton, OH 45402
18+ - Tickets only $5 CHEAP!!
We are celebrating our friend Nathaniel's Birthday with the BIGGEST PARTY he has ever wanted!
It's HIS birthday - but YOU get the presents!
FreakShow Deluxe brings sideshow, burlesque and so much more to this monthly variety show! Expect to see amazing acts by Reverend Tommy Gunn, Grennan the Green Monster, BigMike Green, Ginger Ail, La Pequeña Arañita, and Kaleb Kane...
If there were not enough - the amazing dance work of Zattana Al-Naseem
PLUS live music from Hexadiode, Skeleton Hands, and Dark Machine
AND THEN music from DJ DitDot, DJ Anokrivet, and DJ Matt Freeman
Own FreakShow Deluxe's amazing soundtrack!
Purchase it right now at: https://brotherdanielandtheblacksheep.bandcamp.com/releases
FreakShow Deluxe is often asked at shows where we got our phenominal theme song and amazing original music we use in our shows -- and the answer is it written by our own Brother Daniel the Demented and is recorded by his band: Brother Daniel and the Black Sheep.
The new album, HERE COME THE FREAKS, is now avaible for digital download -- casts should be handing out the web address at gigs all through October -- but you can now download to your smartphone while watching the show RIGHT NOW! (how cool is THAT?!)
JUST CLICK ON THIS LINK TO PURCHASE: https://brotherdanielandtheblacksheep.bandcamp.com/releases
NEED A PREVIEW??
Check out FSD's video for the song HERE COME THE FREAKS: http://youtu.be/SFx68goheww?list=UUycE6sHYOV93zB84PLyjGHQ
Check out the song ZOMBIE KITTY: http://youtu.be/QwHZoeev0qs
ON SALE NOW! Cirque Des Damnes features your FreakShow Deluxe
Now is your chance to purchase this AMAING live concert event on a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD!
Ben Moody presents
WE ARE THE FALLEN's Cirque Des Damnes
Live concert filmed at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA
Featuring your own FreakShow Deluxe!!
Go to http://www.wearethefallen.com and purchase this digital download for only $7.99!
Get FreakShow Deluxe, the Aerial Showgirls (with our friend & associate, Brett Copes), AND We Are the Fallen in a full-length concert extravaganza! Then be ready to buy it when it comes out on Blue-Ray - which will have MUCH more footage of your own FreakShow Deluxe!