Yesterday was the 4th birthday party of Ilya, a child of a Russian Bar acrobat. It was held at the esteemed TunFun, and I made a very short movie so you can get a glimpse of this place.. .
Then, a few odds and ends of photos here in Amsterdam.
Greg buys these Big American frozen pizzas now - "Texas Style!" ...obviously the makers of these pizzas have never actually been to Texas. But the funniest thing is, there are instructions on the back in many, many different languages - except for English. ? It leads me to believe that they don't expect any actual Americans to buy these things.
Here's an innovation I like. The libraries here have a self-check system that I've never seen before. You scan your card, then put your books - a pile of them, up to 8 - on the platform. The machine can scan all the titles at once. You confirm on the touch-screen if it got everything correct. Once in awhile it misses a book,and you can rearrange the stack. It's incredibly quick and easy, like an X-ray library checkout.
And for one Totem image of the day - here's a picture looking up at the truss in the artistic tent, where one of the riggers is doing an inspection. They do thorough inspections at least once a week. I've been really impressed with their rigging staff, incredibly knowledgeable and experienced guys.
Onwards! A new week, Greg has just 9 shows this week and is able to go in a little later for training, so it should be a not-too-exhausting time ahead.