PassionJuly 7, 2015
“It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.”
-T. S. Eliot
Passion can drive us. Most usually don’t know what they are passionate about. Sure,we feel strongly for the morning coffee from the ‘Bucks, but it’s not passion. That’s the interesting part of getting a job as an entertainer. Every entertainer that you see performing something that is worth seeing is passionate about their art form. That is their driving force in life. I don’t think any of us have looked at a performer on stage and thought to ourselves “They must hate their job.” We know that they are happy.
I don’t know about other performers, but I know when I get hired for a gig, I get excited. Sure, I rejoice in the idea of eating three meals a day for a week as opposed to the standard two meals. But I also know what’s coming up soon; I have a chance to share my art with the world, make someone smile, startle someone with a sideshow stunt. Most importantly, we get to inspire people. We get to bring emotion to the world.
The hardest part of this job is getting the call or email that the gig has canceled. Have you ever been fired? Technically, I’ve been fired 38 times this year alone. It’s a struggle for us, because not only do we lose the income, we lose another chance to express ourselves. We lose another opportunity to share our passion with the world.
When you contact us for work, we are excited to work with you. Not just because we get to put gas in our car, but because we love what we do. Just remember that every time you hire performer, you make the world a better place. When you hire us, you allow for mobile art. Art is inspiration, art is passion.