Yes folks, it’s true. Tonight at Last Thursday on Alberta Street, the Clown House (at NE 24th and Alberta) will play host to hijinks and fun for the very last time.
Due to rents that have shot far beyond a clown’s wage, Dingo, Pinga, Chlorine, Will, and the rest of crew are looking for a new place to live. Ironically, they’ve been forced out of the neighborhood due to the gentrification that their presence helped hasten.
I’m sure wherever they end up, they’ll become the same bastion of busking, irreverence and silliness that they’ve become known for on Alberta.
From Dingo’s banjo playing to a clown wedding and tall-bike jousting, the Clown House gave me and my family many fond memories. I will definitely miss it.
Regrettably, I won’t be there tonight (my girls will), so I hope everyone shows up and savors the fun!
Below is a collection of my Clown House photos from April 2005 to June of this year.
Thank you Clowns for all the good times! I hope you settle into a new home soon…
[Read Dingo’s blog for the latest (and funniest) clown happenings.]