It’s the time of year Ian stewart does a ton of Winter Carnival Hypnotist Shows!
This week alone saw Ian at 7 locations throughout the Maritimes performing for over 3000 people, and hypnotizing over 100!
The winter can be long and cold in the Maritimes, so many people are looking for something to do in February, so a show that gets the audience involved is a great idea.
Here are some thoughts from Ian:
I remember one of my first winter carnival seasons, I went to a remote area to a church. the church was having the event in the basement of the church. I figured it would be a lot of fun, and it was.
The first thing I noticed was the amount of alcohol the bar was serving. People were drinking a lot! Also, my opening act was a parody of the Jerry Springer Show. The opening act was complete with fake fights and name calling.
They looked rough, but they still really enjoyed the show. I had great volunteers and was invited back many more years. No other years were as wild, I think the liquor license finally went away as well. probably for the best as people were actually passed out on some tables as I was leaving.
Since then things have gotten much tamer. Many of my winter carnival shows are now in schools.
I have a few more weeks of winter carnival shows before I head south to perform in March. Most years I look forward to getting to the warm weather, but this year we’re having unusually warm weather in the Maritimes so I’m quite happy here!
Many of my winter carnival shows take place in Moncton, New Brunswick. You can read more about my Moncton shows here http://ianstewart.info/moncton-hypnotist/
Never a dull moment, I can’t wait to get back on the road tomorrow after 4 days off!