Meet Me In Indy At Technomania Circus

September 23, 2013 by ·  

Meet Me In Indy at Technomania Circus

Fox Colton, Michael Loyd, Dr. Techno and Nik Slavicek

    Technomania Circus produced and performed an all original musical play earlier this summer titled, “Meet Me In Indy.” It was written by Fox Colton and starred the entire cast. For those of you that don’t know, Technomania Circus is located at 2558 Imperial Ave. in the Logan Heights district of San Diego. Personally, I’ve been going to their shows for over four years and photos from the first shows I attended were among the first articles I posted on my blog. So for me, this troupe is an integral part of my blogging and photographic career.

Fyre and Michael Loyd At Technomania Circus

Michael Loyd and Fyre

    Of course you can’t have a musical without music, singing and dancing so this play had them all. The premise was all about the unique people and weird laws that exist in the great state of Indiana. There was also some cock fighting and fried chicken that, because it was made with methamphetamine, caused people to scream out as if they had Tourette syndrome and become addicted to the chicken. Not a bad business model if you ask me!

Meet Me In Indy at Technomania Circus

Tourette Syndrome Chicken

    The characters, costumes, music and scenarios that come out in a Technomania Circus show are always different from one show to the next. That is part of the amazing appeal of each performance. Dr. Techno and his troupe will involve the audience, sometimes they will serve bacon and other times bring people up on stage. This is definitely a venue where, “the more the merrier” is a very real thing. When you arrive for a show, be prepared to cheer, yell and scream, boo and hiss and applaud like your life depended on it!

Meet Me In Indy at Technomania Circus

Fox Colton – Writer Of “Meet Me In Indy”

    Meet Me In Indy also featured a couple of gunfights and tragically, the proprietor of the methamphetamine chicken store was one of the casualties. Guitar player and writer of the play Fox Colton laments the demise of his culinary friend.

Manda As God At Technomania Circus

Manda As God

    God made an appearance at the end of the show as well. I suppose she was there the entire time but as we all know, God shows up when we least expect it. Their next show will be on November 1st and it will be a Zombie themed show. It will be funny and scary but most of all, it will be a good time. Below is some video from the show. Cheers!

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Unalaska Memorial Park

September 19, 2013 by ·  

Unalaska Memorial Park Flags

Unalaska Memorial Park and Iliuliuk Bay

    Unalaska Memorial Park was set up in 1992 and I had the privilege of visiting the site in early 2013. As a veteran of the United States Navy it’s always a treat for me to see parks and memorials like this because it is very important not to forget that there are people that have given their time and their lives whilst serving in the military. The island of Unalaska and Dutch Harbor were home to the military during World War II and remnants of the military presence remain to this day. Concrete bunkers and pillboxes are all over the island. In the photo above you can see Iliuliuk Bay in the background, the propeller of the USS Northwestern on the right and a concrete pillbox on the left.

Unalaska Memorial Park Bunker

View From Inside A WWII Concrete Bunker

    Above is the view from inside the pillbox that was visible on the left of the first photo. These were observation bunkers where military personnel would stand watch and be on the lookout for Japanese planes. I was in Unalaska from January through early April of 2013 and while it was not bitter cold, it was no picnic. I can only imagine what it was like to be out in an unheated concrete structure like this in the dead of night while a world war was raging. I’m sure there was quite a lot a pressure to stand a vigilant watch while trying to stay warm at the same time.

Unalaska Memorial Park Flags

Unalaska Memorial Park and Cemetery

    The park does seem to have suffered from the ravages of Alaskan winters during its 20 year existence. Not all the flags are raised all the time and one of the flag poles has broken off completely. It’s amazing how salt from the ocean and the cold wind can absolutely destroy man-made objects. Even the concrete base looks like it was recovered from the wreck of the Titanic! In the background is the Unalaska cemetery.

Unalaska Memorial Park Bering Sea Patrol

Bering Sea Patrol Monument

    If you can believe it, Unalaska is not always covered in snow. Unfortunately, I left just as spring was arriving so every one of my photos shows the place looking like a winter wonderland. In the spring and summer, Unalaska goes through the same transformation that the lower 48 states go through. The grass turns green and you don’t have to walk around with a jacket and beanie on all the time. If you are interested in seeing more of what Unalaska looks like, be sure to check out my other posts. Cheers!

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