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Giant Clown Conventions

Red Noses Gather in Mexico City

— October 30, 2008 — Pop Culture
Now this is some uber wacky parading. This is the 8th annual convention where clowns get together and share ideas, gimmicks and laughs. You can’t really dodge those behaviors when so many comedians get together, but this looks more like a bunch of acid ravers gone berserk than a serious work convention. But then again, the word “serious” doesn’t apply that well to this particular industry.

Clowns make me sad, and I can’t help but feel slightly saddened by this whole affair. Is it the fact that they try so hard to make us smile? Or do I feel that way because the whole event is an attempt to give the art of clowning the respect they believe it deserves? I can’t decide which is most sad.

I do hope that street performers and clowns get better working conditions and better pay, just as long as I don’t have to be forced to join the parade. Sorry clowns.
Trend Themes
1. Clowning Conventions - Opportunity to explore new ideas and gimmicks in the art of clowning.
2. Street Performer Rights - Opportunity to improve working conditions and pay for street performers.
3. Alternative Entertainment - Opportunity to create innovative forms of entertainment beyond traditional means.
Industry Implications
1. Entertainment - Disruptive innovation in clowning conventions and alternative forms of entertainment.
2. Tourism - Opportunity to attract tourists to clowning conventions and street performer events.
3. Event Planning - Opportunity to organize and manage clowning conventions and alternative entertainment events.
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