Sunday, July 30, 2006

with a name like Fercos...

The Fercos Brothers have been performing at Dollywood this summer. You may recall that I wrote about them when I first heard the news. On Friday, I realized that the Fercos Brothers will do their last Dollywood show on August 6th. If I wanted to see them, I needed to go today.

My daughter was willing to come along for the ride. Before reaching Dollywood, we stopped at the Sevierville Courthouse to see the Dolly Parton statue (as seen on

We rode the Tennessee Tornado roller coaster to kill some time before the "Big Cats and Magic" show. It's seven hours later and I'm still feeling disoriented from the ride. I think it messed with my equilibrium some.

My daughter and I got in line outside the Celebrity Theatre about an hour before showtime. As the line started to move, I thought I saw a familiar face ahead of us. Still dizzy from the rollercoaster, I wasn't 100% sure if it was one of our local news anchors or not. She had on shorts and a halter top. If you know me, you wouldn't be at all surprised to learn that I spoke to her. I asked her, "Do you look like Kay Watson because you are Kay Watson or is it just a coincidence?" She replied, "I'm Kay." We went into the theatre and found a seat two rows behind Kay and her beau.
I thought that asking her to pose for a picture might be awkward, so when she wasn't looking I snapped a photo of the back of her head. Regular reader Ed Munster will have to take my word for it that she looked good. If there is someone reading this who happens to know Kay, please invite her to submit one of her own photos from her day at Dollywood.

There were Fercos Brothers souvenirs for sale before the show began. I couldn't help but think that one of them looks like a Will Ferrell character.

The Fercos Brothers finally took the stage for the "Big Cats and Magic" show. It had all the camp value I hoped for but not enough big cats or magic. It seemed that there was more dancing by showgirls and more juggling by Tony Fercos than there were illusions. While Tony juggled five ping pong balls with his mouth, I felt like I was watching "America's Got Talent" instead of "Big Cats and Magic." Whenever they did a magic trick, it was great. After the Siegfried & Roy incident I should have expected it, but the big cats never left their small cages. We saw a male lion, a white tiger, an orange tiger and a panther. I would have liked to have seen more from the cats but I'm still glad I went, especially after getting the Fercos Brothers to pose for a photo:

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Blogger Frank Strovel III said...

Enjoyed the Dollywood recap but the photo of Kay Watson's head will do nothing to dispel the notion that you stalk local news anchors.


Blogger Heather said...

he doesn't look like Will Ferril in the picture with you but he does in the other pictures. It looks like Will doing a spoof.

Anonymous Pam Mc said...

Sounds like you had a great time!
My lord Frank, you're wasting away! Eat some more dark M&M's quick!

Anonymous StalkerTracker said...

Darn Frank... I hope my wife never gets on WBIR, otherwise I'll have to worry about you stalking her too. The story is good, but did you have to take (and post!) a photo of the back of her head...

I'm starting to worry.

Anonymous Mary O said...

C'mon y'all, if you knew Frank, you'd know taking a picture of the back of her head was completely normal. It's hilarious, if you ask me!

By the way, the Fercos Brothers don't look gay at all....not that there's anything wrong with that....


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