BALLOON TWISTERS HAWAII TRICK OF THE MONTH
24th Edition 11/10/2008
Last edit on 11/11/2008 10:53PM
MESSAGE from DaBalloon&MagicGuy
Last month, we were able to perform at:
1) The 5th Annual Oh Baby! Family Expo. This event featured lots of exhibitors showcasing services and products for families. As far as attendance, there were 10,000+ over the 2-day event held on 10/18-19.
a) One of the entertainers on the main stage on each of the 2-days (Some of the baby expo volunteers shared that we had the largest audiences and the most participation by kids and adults throughout the 2-day expo). We also debuted our newest addition to “Da Balloon & Magic Show” and of course had to show some our classics as well. Congratulations to the little girl that found my $20 bill in her shoe…it was supposed to be a $1, but oh well…at least it brought a smile to her face…consider it an investment for her college education;
b) Advertised in the Baby Expo show guide. Check out the picture and the beautifully written promotion;
c) On many of the Honolulu Advertiser’s People community weekly newspaper. The West Oahu People weekly newspaper featured an article about me and my start in the entertainment business. Many people have shared that they’ve seen me in the newspaper. I’m surprised because there are many that read the newspaper.
Check out the article:
I was also offered an opportunity to be on the KHON TV morning news, but I couldn’t make arrangements to make it happen. I thought about my students and went to work on time…hahaha. Overall, being a vendor at the Oh Baby! Family Expo was a great experience. We were able to book many parties, network with other business, as well as share “The friendliest balloonists, magicians, and face painters in the 808 state. We were also able to drink unlimited menehune water and slush floats…hahaha…yummy. I actually signed up for a Menehune water dispenser and got 15-gallons of water for free…what a deal!
So you can bet we’ll be at the 2009 events:
2) We were also a part of the Hawaiian Waters special event held on 11/07. The event featured the new park owners…Village Roadshow Limited (VRL) whose assets include Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, and Wet n’ Wild Water World. The event was held during the evening hours and featured many exhibitors and entertainers, but the highlights of the night were the water rides, the dive-in movie “Kung Fu Panda,” and the surprise FIREWORKS spectacular. Thousands enjoyed the festivities. Throughout the night, we also amazed people with our balloon sculptures and our friendly attitude.
UPDATES: We debuted some new material for the show and have gotten even more positive feedback. We’ve booked many more gigs because of the updated show. I’ve been performing the show at least 1-2 times each weekend…so much so that I can’t get some of the songs out of my head…hahaha. We debuted a new trick created by Jay Mattioli at the Baby Expo and have performed it since. Here’s some feedback on the new and improved “Da Balloon & Magic Show” shared by adults and children…
“…one of the most entertaining shows they’ve seen.”
“…the best children’s magic show.”
“…that was hilariously funny.”
“…how’d you make the picture talk?”
We also updated the website to list specific testimonials under each of the services we provide (face paint, balloons, and magic). We also reorganized the price page to make it more understandable. We even added another package, which offers street magic and balloons (Package D). We’re working very hard to add some excerpts of the show and will hopefully get it up by the end of the year.
PERSONALLY, I’ll be gone during the first week of December for a Disney trip with my son Kenton. It’ll be our 2nd Disney trip this year. I’ll be sure to post some pictures. Upon our return from the mainland, we’ll perform at the Fantastic Sam’s Christmas party. We’ve been performing for the Fantastic Sam’s Christmas party for the past 2 years. We’ve also been able to perform at many of the employee private events too.
So, what are you waiting for? Tell your friends to invite ”The friendliest balloonists, magicians, and face painters in the 808 state” to their event.
Until next month…keep smiling,
Richard aka “Da Balloon & Magic Guy”
We are discontinuing the calendar of events on the blog. Click on the link www.balloontwistershawaii.com. to see the most up-to-date calendar of events.
TRICK OF THE MONTH:
We haven’t filmed any new performances, but we’ve managed to update our promo movie…
Since we’re going to Disneyland, here’s a video of one of the most enjoyed fireworks shows, entitled “Remember, Dreams Come True.” It’s a mix of fireworks, lights, music, and more. I hear that there’s going to be a Christmas parade. “It’s a Small World” will also be decorated in a Christmas theme. After the holiday season, “It’s a Small World” will be closed for construction. The new version of “It’s a Small World” will feature new boats, Disney characters placed in their respective countries, and more. Disney’s California Adventure is also building the new “Disney Cars” land and the “Little Mermaid ride” to be opened during the parks anniversary celebration in a few years.
NEXT MONTH’S ISSUE: Pictures upon our return from Disneyland