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2001 Next Stop Clown Town

Last updated 15-03-10

From the Bridgwater Mercury

HOW many clowns does it take m create a new town Well, according to Marketeers Carnival Club the answer is 24.
This year's entry from the well-established Bridgwater club -- Next Stop Clowntown -- saw all the elements of a town with a difference slotted on to the cart. Clowns from all trades, including a doctor, painter, and town mayor, took up their positions, as they were seen melding their way to the fictional world of Clown Town by plane, train and automobile. Coming up with a different idea for entries every year can be difficult, but for the imaginative team at Marketeers CC ideas don't seem to present too much of a problem. The difficult part is actually choosing which idea to go with, ensuring that it can be translated on to a 100ft cart, and understood by the Carnival judges and thousands of people who go along to watch the annual spectacle. Club captain Kenny Rogers said; "Last year we had a pantomime theme, but we'd originally wanted to do a circus theme, so this year we decided on clowns, but with a difference. "We know the circus has been done time and again, so we started to think about clowns, but in a different way. "After lots of talks we came up with the idea of creating a clown town where nothing makes sense. "This meant we were moving away from the traditional clown-type entry, but it was different enough, so no-ones ever done it before.
"We thought it could be difficult to portray a Clown Town on the cart, so we came up with the idea of planes, trains and automobiles so we thought all the clowns should be on their way to Clown Town" A lot of thought goes into creating an idea for a
Carnival entry. Though all club members am welcome to come up with ideas it is down to a select group of four or five people to bone the idea and ensure that it is well-thought out and can work. The Marketeers submitted the idea of a Clown
Town the day after last year's Carnival, so watch out because the likelihood is that they have already put forward their idea for next year's Carnival.

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