It was 1999, & I was juggling fire on the streets of Toronto trying to make ends meet as an entertainer. One lucky day, a guy named Mark walked up to me asking if I wanted to juggle for the grand opening of the Air Canada Centre for the Toronto Raptors, but no fire. He said to show up with an invoice, and remember no fire, just juggling.
I was so stoked and juggled my heart out, at the end of my gig, I gave a handwritten $250 invoice to Mark, at the employee’s entrance and thanked him for the opportunity.
I was only hired for that one gig, but then, I had an idea…“What if I just showed up with another $250 invoice asking to entertain again?”
I entered the employee entrance invoice in hand and Mark was surprised, to say the least. He questioned why I was there and noted something about only being hired for that one event. I wasn’t ready to give up yet, so I told him, “Well Mark, I had so much fun at the first game that I thought you may have wanted me back again.”
Mark was so impressed by my bravery, that he not only let me show up to every home game since then, but he personally called me to perform at the halftime show. He said to me, “FireGuy, you’ve been a good team player all year, how would you like to perform at a halftime show….with fire this time?”
And that’s how I got my first ever $1000 show!
What’s the takeaway? That you really can make what you want. Where you are right now almost doesn’t matter, because you are becoming something greater. Whatever it is that you want, don’t be afraid to risk rejection.
You are so passionate about busking and know so much about hosting a buskerfestival. I loved both of your shows, you are so funny and incredible to watch. The Flametastic Finale was amazing! Deanna Smith Town of Newmarket
I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for unique and customizable entertainment. I contracted Brant to provide a unique LED light-wand performance. Warm regards, Erin O'Donnell Special Events Manager Dixon Schwabl
He has been a tremendous addition to Musikfest. His energy and consistent professionalism are second to none, and he's always looking for new ways to enhance his show and make it the best experience from the patron's perspective. Helen Smith Talent Buyer ArtsQuest
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While this looks pretty dangerous… it actually is even worst. The fire is hotter than hot!