“Just Add Water”

Boy + Water – the perfect combination. We have a tank like that – but use it in our shows for something different. More at the end. First, delicious wet boys!

Such fine detail there – great photography!

Y’know – I think that black and white works better for wet bodies…


That’s the last B&W one, I’m afraid.

Finish off today with three wet boys in their bathroom (with a vodka bottle on the shelf??) – maybe it’s sweat rather than shower water – who knows? Never mind! A great atmosphere in that bathroom!

Dave and I have taken to night swimming: after work is done here at the centre, we put on our swimmers, drive down to the harbour, swim across the narrow bit of the tidal Rio Formosa where the ferrymen carry the punters across during the day (often you can pretty much wade across at low tide), cross the dunes on the boardwalk and there we are on the sandy beach under the stars/moon (great moonlight last night). Rarely anyone else there except a couple of local teens doing what teens do under the umbrellas…

Oh yes – the tank. We use one in our fakir show and someone gets covered in broken glass and walked on (barefoot, ‘natch). So long as the eyes are protected, its perfectly safe (“multiple load paths” ensure that there is no problem with others standing on top) provided great care is taken how they are pulled out. Anything for money… heigh ho!

The other thing I do for money is write books. Maybe I need to do some more promotion here, actually: this is one is good for starters if you care to support this blog:

Click on the cover to buy from the publisher or mail me on gymacrobat@gmail.com. I can also supply copies of my first three epics (the publisher went bust). Great to hear from you.

About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...
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3 Responses to “Just Add Water”

  1. Platinumboy says:

    Have you ever thought of turning your books into movies? Today crowdfunding is a big thing. Also, you can now sell shares in your films to raise money. It’s a great way to make money and gay-themed “R”-rated movies are popular in the U. S. It’s something to consider.

  2. tonycavanagh says:

    I have always felt that LET THE FUTURE FIND ME would make a good movie with an intelligent director and a cool guy to play Three Rivers. Bit of a tear jerker, of course, and I would alter the bit in the Tennessee gym which refers back to the earlier books and wouldn’t entirely make sense. I’m up for the script and screenplay if someone out there comes up with the dosh!!

    Folks in NC, TN, KY, IL and WA…. this one could be for you!

    Thanks for the idea, Platinumboy.

    • Platinumboy says:

      You’re welcome. Given how you’ve described the wealth of your clientele, maybe someone you know there has the right connections in the movie industry to help you with whatever needs to be done to sell shares or crowdfund. Maybe you know a movie producer and don’t know it. Let people know without jeopardizing professionalism and you may be surprised.

      Good Luck!

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