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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sideshow events this weekend in Pennsylvania!

Can't wait six more months for Sideshow Gathering 2009? Don't feel like taking advantage of Free Comic Book Day? Not planning to hang with the cool kids at Mark's Pub for the Kentucky Derby?

Well, that's OK. There are other events going on this weekend that are not to be missed!

Zamora the Torture King

In Philadelphia, Zamora the Torture King (seen here at the 2007 Sideshow Gathering) will be performing at the M Room, accompanied by Red Stewart, the World's Oldest Sword Swallower! From the announcement on Facebook:
Start Time: Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 9:00pm
End Time: Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 2:00am

Location: The M Room, 15 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
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Phone: 215-739-5577
Email:
backseatconcept@aol.com

Cost: $10.00

Zamora the Torture King, the classic modern day sideshow performer is back in Philly for ONE NIGHT ONLY! After a run at the World Famous Coney Island Sideshow, Zamora makes his only other east coast performance at the M Room (15 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19123)! Also performing is the legendary Red Stewart, the World’s Oldest Sword Swallower! Don't miss this rare chance to see these two sideshow legends perform together in such an intimate setting!And if that wasn't enough, we've got a sexy fire performance by Philly’s own Hellbent as well as the BurningAngel.com Girls with Strip for Pain: America’s Most Dangerous Game Show, hosted by Doug Sakmann!

The Magic of Steve Hyde and Melanie

Don't feel like going to the City of Brotherly Love? Fine! The Magic of Steve Hyde and Melanie (seen here at the 2008 Sideshow Gathering) will be performing their brand of classic stage magic, up-close magic, and escape artistry at Knoebel's Amusement Resort in Elysburg, PA (directions) this weekend at the Roaring Creek Saloon (first show at 1:00.) It's Scout Day at Knoebel's on Saturday, so I'm hoping Melanie keeps a sword from her Sword Box routine handy for dealing with any unruly Boy Scouts!


There's a misconception out there that the sideshow is dead, history, a thing of the past. It's not. Odds are that wherever you live, there are some fun and exciting sideshow acts being performed not far away! Go and give them your support!

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