"Hi, hello and welcome to my show!“
This is how I started my street performance show for many many years in many many countries in front of many many people.
I wonder how many people have seen my show?
At least a squillion I bet.
From Europe to India, to Australia to Asia – I hit about every continent (except South America). Partied with some pretty crazy people, had hats so huge it almost made me cry, had hats so small I did cry, came to festivals with no cash and left with my pockets stuffed, met people from all walks of life (even performed for and met the Dali Lama). Basically, I had a grand old time.
This is the stuff that will be on my tomb stone.
- 2012: I produced a tutorial „Juggling for Beginners“ which I sold on DVD after my show. OMG, people bought it! Awesome!
- 2013: I started selling my DVD online. OMG, people bought it! Awesome!
- 2014: I created a juggling set to sell online with 3 balls, 3 scarves and my DVD – all in a lovely tin can. I modestly named this set: „The Ultimate Juggling Set“.
Now, 30 years after picking up a juggling ball for the first time, I have co-written 2 children’s books, produced and directed 7 children’s Theater pieces, written my autobiography (even got it published), performed Brecht and Shakespeare on stage, produced a TV documentary for Austrian National TV and have 29 different juggling products selling worldwide.
My life is now;
More home and family, less traveling the world. More computer, less performing, which is fine. I am getting old.
Thank you street, thank you fellow performers, thank you audience and thank you life for teaching me all that I have learned and experienced.
I feel a “Frank Sinatra Song” coming on.. And now, the time is near……