Bologna Ponies at the Technomania Circus – chris nelson dot ca
Jan 242006
 

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Saturday night rolled around, and I headed south into Barrio Logan to check out Jimmy & Co (aka Bologna Ponies) play. After their burlesque show appearance in North Park, they had been asked to play at the Technomania Circus. Their punchy-sideshow sound fits well with the circus.

I really didn’t have any clue about the Technomania Circus, despite it being only 12 blocks from my house, and in existence for some time. Hell, a lot of the people involved are burners, or part of the Xara Project. I can only plead ignorance.

So what the hell is Technomania Circus? Well.. think of a heavily Burning Man influenced circus, but in some guys backyard. Its kind of weird. Yes, I do mean back yard. You have to sign a waver when you go, because if some flaming sword stabs your leg, they don’t have insurance for you. Hah.

Despite its humble appearance, it really is a lot of fun. Gags, freaks, acrobats, robots with fire. The circus has what you have been missing in life. I had a great time. If you go, dress warm, as its all outdoors. I just about froze my ass off wearing a hoody.

Update: I probably won’t be back to check out their quite freaky adult show on Feb 18th. “Extreme sideshow acts, suspension artists” – i.e. meat hooks & human flesh are the milder parts of this show. They are really going to push the shock envelope. More than likely it is going to be too much for even me, and I’m pretty unflappable. A much better bet is to wait until their March show.

  4 Responses to “Bologna Ponies at the Technomania Circus”

  1. Hah! Wish I read this before lunch today. BTW, the link to Jimmy’s Livejournal is broken. Dunno how I feel about meat hooks and human flesh though.

  2. Hey big circus thanks for the review !!
    We’re heading out to the desert on Mar 11th and then our next show here will be a booty based PIRATE CIRCUS SHow.
    Come on down, it’ll be warmer and we got new spectacular acts wandering in all the time…
    dr t

    ps most circus peeps don’t really go for the suspension stuff and we will now return to our usually scheduled amusement !!

  3. Hi Doc, thanks for the updated information!

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