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CDS
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Would anyone like to share, funny bits they use to entertain the crowd?

and

what type of juggling do you do in a parade(balls, clubs, hats...)?

thanks
Chuck
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When I do my 4th of July parade I only take my clubs. I zig zag down the street looking for children to ham it up with. I usually get a round of applause every time I stop. My wife follows me on the sidewalk carying water. Some times I act like I don't know her, I ask her if her hubby is nearby, she says no and then I ask her for a kiss. Usually all the women laugh, I doubt if I ever fooled anyone.
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Of course, in a parade, Bigger is Better.
I've done parades on a unicycle (mistake), I've done them juggling torches (with a support vehicle carrying, fuel, extra torches and a person to dip them), I've done multiple person passing patterns the whole time (one person walking backwards) and I've done them spinning and 'high tossing" a diabolo. They were all fun for different reasons. The torches were done for a few years in the "Light up the night Parade" and that seemed to get the biggest reaction from the crowds (naturally), also the year that a friend and I had little mini diabolo high toss contests at each intersection proved to get huge crowd reactions.
Parades are big fun, especially really big ones with thick crowds. In most of them, I have a person (sometimes a younger person or a child) pull a little red wagon behind me/us (a good place for a banner or advertisement for your services) in which I place a water bottle, a towel and extra props. It helps. Otherwise, you are stuck with only one set of props and what you can carry on your person while juggling. Like Al says, make sure to find people/kids in the crowd to make eye contact with and interact with, it makes it really personal for a few special people. Be big in everything you do. In a parade, you are constantly on stage and always begin watched. Good luck,
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Thanks guys.

Chuck
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