Apologies for not giving you anything since the last post. Been pretty busy and until my schedule eases up a bit it will be more of the same.
The first show with the new act went very well. We have another show on the 28th and more after that. I'm looking forward to being able to announce my affiliation with the act and tell you more. I'm looking even more forward to working steadily again.
That being said, I am seeing the ceiling starting to crack with regard to my bookings in Vegas. I've got 5 gigs scheduled for September and the possibility of more to come. I also have about 4 scheduled for October and a few on hold. I can't say that it is all better and that I'll be as busy with gigs as I once was, but it is definitely improving a bit. Keeping fingers crossed for more to come.
I just purchased a way cool Vegas-centric souvenir to commemorate the first year April and I lived in Las Vegas. If you go to OfficialLasVegasLight.com you can see what i got. They offer actual light bulbs from the world famous Las Vegas sign that burned on the day you are looking to remember. For my money (and they're VERY reasonably priced when compared to other not so cool souvenirs) it is one hell of a great way to remember something special that happened in Las Vegas. We got a bulb from the one year anniversary of the microburst, March 31, 2008. I can't wait until it arrives!
I'm dropping my position as a tour guide for Big horn Tours. Thankfully, they've left the door open for a return should I need to go back. I like the job there better than Houdini's and it is truthfully a bit better for me with regard to the increasing gig schedule (they have day time hours and Houdini's will only schedule me at night) but the early starts at Big Horn coupled with the later nights from the corporate events (and maybe even a gig on the Strip...wouldn't that be cool?) might make it more difficult. So...Houdini's it is...for now. Since they're a W2 job and Big Horn isn't for now, that also makes a difference tax-wise and for a few other reasons. I'm not "happy" with the decision, but for now it makes the most sense.
With the new show and the other gigs starting to come in I have to begin to look at any job as temporary and that should make it a bit easier to hang on for a bit longer. I just wish I could be a full-time (and more successful) entertainer right now. I've really been enjoying the shows and realizing how much I miss performing more often.