First off, thanks for posting that "matrix ping-pong" link; i haven't laugh=
ed that loud
Hard luck about the contest, but well done for at least bothering to enter.=
thing is, Joe Public just doesn't realise how much talent us juggly/perform=
actually posses. (WHOOP! WHOOP! Ego alert!...) Even when they've just watch=
act, they just don't think about how much effort you had to put in to do al=
l that stuff.
It's why they say "you dropped one!", but don't say a word about the 379 th=
saw you catch. "Tonight Matthew, i'm going to be Jay Gilligan". Yeah, right=
Don't mean to sound bitter.......
......just jaded :-)
PS 4 year old, watching me at a gig today;
"I know how you do that.... You cheat..... You've been practising!"
Smart kid. Let's hope he grows up to be a judge at a talent contest.
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, "arron_sparks" <arron_sparks@h...> wrot=
> First dont ask me.
> OK so I been lookin forward to this comp for a while (a couple of
> weeks). I'm a poor college student with no income and as I'm 17 now
> my parents dont give me money :(
> So I c this add for a talent contest with £500 top prize. Now I've
> done my fair bit of performing so I decided to enter. So I get up,
> its a lovely day and stroll down to the venu of the comp, a nice park
> behind the center of town.
> I Get there regester and then look up and relise that the celling of
> the stage is probably 2 low for most of my routine (I decided on
> doing a AA (2 handed) routine) but i decide to go on anyway, the hero
> that I am!
> So before I know it I'm waiting behind stage and then I'm on. I do my
> Act which 2 b honest went pretty well, I managed to kleel to fit in
> the more vertical tricks, so all was good. I got a great responce
> from all of the crowed, unlike most of the other acts whos own family
> went crazy but every1 else thought it was poo.
> When I got of stage some of my m8s, who never knew i did all
> this "stuff", said that I had 1 4 sure. I was not so sure but so many
> people said that i had 1 4 sure that i began 2 belive it.
> I was asked 2 do a LIVE radio interview which was quite cool, managed
> to plug this site amd the local juggling club!! :)
> Anywho I stuck around and then the prize giving came, 3,2,1 of the
> yong groupe went and then it was my age group...3rd went, 2nd went
> still nothing, at this poit all my m8s were like u won 4
> sure!.........the 1st Hana stitfor..........WHO????????
> Turns out I did not even place in the top 3! I know this probably
> sounds like I'm a sore loozer (and i probably am) but i really think
> i deserved 2 win or at least come in the top 3. Turns out some crappy
> singer singing S club or what ever is better than an actuall skilled
> act. I've done caberets and theatre before and my act has gone down
> pretty well and i know that the winning acts (if you can call them
> that)would hardly got applorse let alone win anything! People have
> given me good reviews and stuff but what i relise now is that the
> judges dont care about this. What with TV programs like fame acadimy
> and pop stars true diverse talent is being pushed out for crappy
> singers, who have no style and are mear copys of pop stars. So my
> advice 2 u if u want 2 win these things is just copy some1 famous and
> whos fairly popular with most generations.... But if u want 2 get the
> crowed going and have fun do ur own thing just dont exspect 2 win.
> I feel better already.
> Good luck
> ps I guess its a lesson that needs learing and it was fun. :)