Freaks,  geeks,  sword swallowers,  fire eaters and so much more violate the stage again this friday night at the Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum.  It’s Carnivolution presented by the The Squidling Brothers Circus Sideshow.

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Ancient Arts

Freaks,  geeks,  sword swallowers,  fire eaters and more returned to the city of brotherly love on May 11th, 2012 at the Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum.  It’s Carnivolution presented by the The Squidling Brothers Circus Sideshow.  Jelly Boy T. Clown, Betty Bloomerz “Sideshow Doll of Darkness”, Mattersz Squidling the Impenetrable Music Man, The Illustrated Penguin and many others.

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Our Hearts Go Out to Jellyboy the Clown

geek-showFor those of you fortunate enough to have seen him perform, we don’t have to tell you the circus sideshow brilliance of Squiding Brother and Carnivolution MC Jellyboy the Clown.  The sword swallowing, fire breathing, flesh hook hanging geek, performer, musician and writer has been a leader in the underground movement and a true pioneer in bringing back the tradition of the circus sideshow.

On Saturday July 2nd, Eric Broomfield, the revolutionary performer behind evil clown face, was involved in an apartment fire in Queens after performing as a sword swallower at New York City’s Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum.  He and good friend, Brian Levinson, were dragged to safety by the New York Fire Department, after Eric was found in the bathroom where he had tried to escape the 4:00am fire, and was lying unconscious from smoke inhalation.  His condition is listed as critical but stable, and he suffered severe burns on 15% percent of his body, including his head, face and hands and is currently dependent on a  respirator due to serious damage to his lungs.

Like too many of our country’s artists and ground breaking performers, our fellow Philadelphian brother who has dedicated his life to bringing joy and awe to audiences worldwide, currently struggles for life with no health insurance.  He needs your help.  Please click here to donate, and we’ll try to keep you updated with any benefit performances we come across.

Click Here to Help Jellyboy



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Philly’s High Flying Teen

Meet Rose Bonjo.

Trapeze Artist, Circus Performer, Dancer, Costume Designer, Photographer

and High School Student.

The following photos are all self portraits, taken by Rose with her Nikon D60, an 18-55 lens with High definition 0.45x wide angle attachment, a tripod with 10 second timer on camera, and the agility of a cat.  Rose designs and makes her own costumes, does her own hair and makeup, all of her own post-processing, and still manages to find time to do her math homework.

Kind of makes your bathroom mirror selfies look a little silly now, dosen’t it?

Here’s a preview of the lovely Rose

or you can buy her costumes here

But to if you want to see her live, you must check out Carnivolution, an odd assortment of sideshow freaks, geeks, sword swallowers and more, at

The Ellen Powell Tiberino Museum
Friday May 13 8pm $10
3819 Hamilton St.

Catch her before she flies away!

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