Throughout Season 2 of Freakshow, members of the cast will be sharing their insights on the episodes. Here, fire eater Asia Ray offers a behind-the-scenes look at Episode 204,“Electric Women”. Follow Asia on Twitter @asiarayfreak
About five years ago I started working with electricity. Show after show, I have sat in an electric chair, lighting light bulbs and igniting torches with the tip of my finger and tongue. It was time to step it up a notch! I always try to further myself with everything I choose to do. I knew Danielle Stampe had an amazing electric act and I was pleased to be working with her. I went into it just wanting to “do more” but I didn’t realize until I performed the act at the night show that I really experienced something special.
All eyes were on me…Standing on a platform, I raise my hand towards the tesla coil. Everyone counts down THREE…TWO…ONE… Suddenly, the electricity is shooting at me. It’s a feeling unlike any other. Not only did I reach a new level, physically having 250,000 volts of electricity go through my body, but also mentally. I knew how dangerous the act was, and I had such a level of intense focus that I truly was in different state of mind. I think that when you push yourself both physically and mentally, it teaches you a lot about yourself and others. You understand more about the material world we live in and enter new worlds. I learned a lot from this act and that performance was definitely my best one yet.
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