The Extraordinary Contraptions have been touring with a circus.  That’s right, circus.  Thimblerig Circus performed with The Extraordinary Contraptions at DragonCon.  Tonight, they opened the show with acts of juggling and comedy.  They continued with sword swallowing, fire breathing/eating and lying on a bed of nails in between shows.  They kept the audience entertained so much that people forgot they were at a show for music.  Thimblerig have been performing for 2 years together, but have known each other since 2001, working independently at mastering their skills.  Thimblerig Circus will continue their performances at the North Carolina Renaissance Festival on November 20th and 21st.

Photos : Tom Dausner