The good and bad about being a professional balloon entertainer is that I can create whatever a customer wants out of balloons. I’m not sure if that is a good thing or not. Some times being too creative means much more work and planning. I did a trade show in Las Vegas a couple years back for a Chiropractic company and they wanted me to replicate the human spine. With a little creativity I was able to do it, but when I put the spine on a Harley – I thought the owner was going to wet his pants with excitement.
This week I was contact by my Agent who was pitching me for a Trade Show in CT. The client is a food distributor and was wondering what I could do with food. I found some poultry – the Turducen. Freezer food – Pizza which living in Chicago is a deep dish, and a hot dog. I wasn’t thinking when I made the dog – it should have been a Chicago Dog. I provided some dairy with a cow – just trying to cover all the basis that I could think of at the time.
The fun part is having the ability to produce these creations; the bad part is the Agent usually wants the information that day. The upside to this is when you land the gig and work with the client, the final balloon design just blows them away. But hey, that’s what the pay me to do.