The clown stilt walker was our biggest draw. He'd walk around for a while, then fall. The stilts were made from sand, well compressed. The laughter could be heard at least two blocks away. Later, as he sailed through the air on stilts of glass, the audience simply gasped. Gazing at the garish makeup covering the bruises from the first fall, they failed to see the slight reflections showing what the stilts actually were. Classic misdirection. We earned so much money from that one spectacle. We went through far too many clowns, but it was worth it.