Rays - In front of their Venice Beach Freak Show
way down my stroll along Venice Beach, I came upon a young
man holding a small plastic container. He asks would I
like to see the 2 headed turtle? Now on my walk to the
Freak Show, I had thought I just witnessed some of the
freakiest things I had ever seen.
Freaks! I'm sure
I pass 10 freaks to an inch on my walk down Venice Beach.
The guy on
roller skates playing his guitar, a man standing on a stool
clad only in a loincloth holding two rubber snakes showing
them to all that passed. A robot dressed in a tuxedo
with a sign stating place money in cup to see me dance, or
maybe he was a man with silver painted face waiting to
performer for the many visitor that come to enjoy a day at
is an enclave of Artists, Performers, shops and just about
anything else you can think of that has the potential to
shock and amaze! Muscle Beach, the many shirt shops,
food joints and vendors make your visit an experiences to
remember or should I say never forget!
Now lets go
back to the young man with the 2 headed turtle, Todd Ray is
his name, him and his wife are the proprietors of the Venice
Beach Freak Show, which is an understatement of what you
will see on the inside.
graciously ushered me between the 2 questions marked
curtains that hang covering the entry to the Freak Show.
When we were on the inside he began to tell me of all the
wonders I was going to behold on the inside.
Show is a large collection of the Bizarre. You will see 2
head things all over the place, conjoined twins, 6 legged
animals, and a collection of crypto that rivals any museum I
have visited and that's just the start.
I ask Todd
with all of the freaks/freaky things that you can see on the
beach free, do you make a living. He said "sure do,
there's days where the lines are so long that you would
think folks were waiting to get on a roller coaster."
The best part
of my visit to the Freak Show was visiting with Todd and his
wife and the many expericnes he shared.
Now I don't
want to down play my visit to the Freak Show, you will see
freaks from all over the world, stranger thing than those I
witnessed on the beach. You will never remember what
you paid to get in, but you will never forget what you seen
all the days of your life.
And yes it's
all real, it's all there , and it's all on the inside. so go
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