San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
I am Alan Sands. My web site tells me so -- http://alansands.com
I was born at a very young age. I was born at home so I could be close to my mother.
My story begins at age 12, in the Catskill Mountains (i.e. Dirty Dancing with Patrick Swayze). My dad was a famous magician, George Sands (http://alansands.com/georgesands). He raised me @ these resort hotels working as an Activities Director.
I moved to SF, CA; sent myself thru college as a SF Street Artist doing balloons & magic (http://alansands.com/magic) @ SF's Fisherman's Wharf.
In CA, I found company picnics used magicians & balloon sculptors & needed an Activities Director, so I created a games package, "The OlymPicnic Games” (http://alansands.com/olympicnic) designed to provide families with a fun, unique, interactive experience.
I began booking myself & other act @ fairs (http://alansands.com/agency). I brought entertainment and entertainers from fair associations to corporate events. In '85, I began supplying rides & entire carnivals for IBM, H-P, Apple, United Technologies, American Express, Fireman's Fund... I created carnival & casino games, acquired inflatable games & was the resource for shows, field games, fun foods, eccentric musical & variety acts, ethnic entertainment, rides, carnival games, animal attractions like exotic animal petting zoos & pony, elephant & camel rides ... you get the idea...
I've produced picnics for 750 companies & repeated clients up to 17 years. Once I supplied elephants, camels & carnival rides to 55 stores in five states on the same weekend and I designed & produced custom circus shows for Oracle's Annual Picnics.
For the past 20+ years I've touring nationally doing my comedy hypnosis shows @ High School Grad Night & Post Prom parties, County Fairs, Colleges & Corp. events. I've done cruise ships, performed in 46 states, Canada & 5 other countries.
I own professional sound equipment & collect aluminum can pop tops.
I'm an entertainment "Service Provider." I'm at every event to make that event FUN, I give more than asked & exceed expectations. What is cool is when people in the industry for 30 years call ME 4 new ideas! You can do that! Let's brainstorm. I'll write a proposal 4 your next event. No matter how small, I'd love 2B part of your entertainment. It's what I do. I didn't pick this business, it chose me!