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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

BLOG: Circus stars

This circus life can lead to many places – recreational ground in small towns mainly, but for some it was the first taste of performance for a career in the public eye.

Get the eff back lion

Before he became a very good and scary actor and did that dance in Fatboy Slim’s video, Christopher Walken trained to be a lion tamer. Lion tamer. This was a realistic career opportunity for him. What a very different time he must have lived in.

Hey lion. I’m Sly. I’m quite thick, but I could probably take you in a fight.

He wasn’t the only one. Growth hormone lover and actor Sly Stallone also whipped them lions into shape before he discovered creatine and playing violent sorts in the movies. Maybe he tamed them with machine guns like in Rambo. Or punched them in the face like in Rocky. Or neither of the above and stuck to the regular method of whip and that. Whatevs.

Hi girls. Yes. It IS me. Try not to faint.

Dreamy hunk Patrick Dempsey the smooth and suave sort was pre-Grey’s Anatomy, a juggler. Yes. Juggler. That dashing dude that makes the ladies swoon juggled for coins. It’s slightly marred his sheen of man perfection hasn’t it? Juggling’s never really been a sexy type of past time. It’s just elaborate tossing. Never mind Patrick, at least you have your face.

Hi I’m friendly Hugh Jackman! I’m Australian! It’s ok!

And completing our circus line up (ok we couldn’t find anyone else and it’s knocking on for tea time and we’re hungry) Aussie actor and X-Man’s serious sideburn sporter Wolverine, Hugh Jackman pre Hollywood was a clown. A CLOWN. That’s worse than a juggler Hugh. But it’s ok, we won’t hate on you, because you’re ace. And because of them sideburns. And because you sang about excrement and danced at the OSCARS. Clown past forgiven Hugh!

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Shake Tiger Shake

On Saturday night at KOKO as part of our Circus party, we’ve got brand new band Shake Tiger Shake performing live on stage for your delectation.

Here’s what they look like:

Shake Tiger Shake. Go on, SHAKE

So now you’ll be able to recognise them when they’re on stage. The fact that they’re playing instruments and singing songs may be a clue as to who they are as well, but we thought we’d get you one step ahead anyways. We’re good like that.

But why do they sound like, you wonder?

Well, the NME described them as “modern yacht rockers”. Whether that means they hang around on swanky boats with Russian oligarchs such is the yachting society des nos jours, we’re not sure. We can’t really see them cosying up to Roman Abramovich.

We CAN however see them cosying up to Kenny Rogers and Michael McDonald and even Steely Dan, just in slightly more modern fabrics than what they were sporting back in the 70s hey day of the yacht rock era.

Michael McDonald: cosy

They say their influences hail from 80s synth, Fleetwood Mac, Prince, Janet Jackson and Bianca Jagger on a white horse.


Come and see them live on the KOKO stage on Saturday night at the Guilty Pleasures Circus!


Monday, April 16th, 2012

Circus Fancy Dress – 10% off with Escapade!

For April’s KOKO party, we’re off to the Circus! Or rather, we are turning KOKO into a Circus. Either way, it’s all about the Circus with performers of that there world taking to the stage alongside our cast of clowns / djs / dancers to create the biggest show in town! TICKETS OVER HERE

Our good friends at Escapade Fancy Dress are offering our party goers 10% off their range of circus attire so you can deck yourself out in some suitable styles for the evenings revelry. That’s awfully good of them isn’t it?

To claim your discount, quote RINGMASTER at the check out when you’re buying your wares and top togs for less are yours!

Head on over to the site here to see what they have or peruse our selection below to get you started.

Alright? Ringmaster here. Don’t mess.

The Ringmaster is basically the boss of the circus. He holds the whole show together and decides who will perform in his big top. What he says, GOES. That’s why he has a whip. It’s to keep unruly clowns and sea lions in check. So BEHAVE.

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This isn’t a real elephant. It’s a costume

Guilty Pleasures is a cruelty free circus. There’s no performing tigers in high heels and lipstick. A mistake some would say. However there is room for ridicule, so why not opt for this by dressing up as an extremely life-like elephant? If your mates mock you then just get better mates. Or set the Ringmaster and his whip on them. That’ll shut them up.

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Cross my palm with silver, I’ll tell you a load of crap then go and spend it on cheap liquor.

Need a way to make an fast buck? Then dress as a Fortune Teller and tell people their future in exchange for money. 50p to start off, don’t price yourself too high. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be trained or psychic. Just say nice stuff then they’ll probably pay you more. (GP takes no responsibility for promises of riches, swanky holidays and hunky men wanting to marry you actually being a reality)

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Eat your heart out Mr Universe. Check these muscles

Women are so fickle. They make out they’re interested in personality, intellectual stimulation and looks don’t count etc, but see a guy in a skimpy get up and a six pack and they’ll jump on him. So men, take advantage of this and clamber into this strongman costume and see them swarm!

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Clown shoes. As seen on the S/S 2012 catwalks.

Clowns. A divisive profession. Loved by weirdos and terrifying for others. If you feel the full blown clown is too much, then perhaps just opt for a clown accessory. Nose is way too obvious. Shoes are much cooler. You could tell everyone they’re designer. They probably won’t believe you though.