Welcoming “Kali Mamma” to our family.

We are happy to welcome Kali Mamma (the Snaky mamma) in to SwingShift SideShow.
She is a 5 year old, beautiful & calm, Colombian red tail boa.
Here are 2 images for now & many more to come.
kali and Kelvikta the Blade, 2 Kali and Kelvikta the Blade, 1

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Friday, February 28th, 2014

In the Guinness World Records 2014, book.

••• Longest metal coil passed through the nose and mouth •••
“Andrew Stanton (USA) of the Las Vegas SwingShift SideShow performs as Mr Screwface. He uses a power drill to insert greased coils of metal where, frankly, they aren’t supposed to go. On 31 March 2012, he screwed a 3.63-m-long (11-ft 10.91-in) coil through his nose and mouth on the set of Lo Show dei Record”
Guinness World Records – Incredible People, 2014.

Andrew Stanton, Longest metal coil passed through nose & mouth

Andrew S. setting the Guinness World Record with 2 power-drill coils, just before he broke it with 1 long coil.

Andrew S. setting the Guinness World Record with 2 power-drill coils, just before he broke it with 1 long coil.


Preview of Andrew S. in the Guinness World Record book 2014:
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/preview-2014/files/assets/basic-html/page8.html

Get a book or digital copy:
Guinness World Records 2014 book
iTunes (Guinness World Records – Incredible People, 2014)

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Sunday, October 6th, 2013

National Geographic’s Humanly Impossible

National Geographic’s Humanly Impossible: Superhuman Eye Sockets
•    Andrew S. is featured in this episode demonstrating the use of his abnormally strong Eye Sockets. He is known to lift 115 pounds (52.16 kilograms) or pull a vehicle weighing over 5,000 pounds (2,268 kilograms), 107 feet (32.6 meters) in 70 seconds, with large metal hooks on his eye sockets. His “weight lifted” or “pulled” are both world records. Andrew is able to do these feats and avoid permanent damage and/or death. Here he is studied by a Physicist and Medical professionals with the aid of modern scientific equipment, to better understand how he dose the seemingly impossible.



First air date: 15 October 2011, Episode: 6



National Geographic’s Humanly Impossible: Surviving One Million Volts
•    Kelvikta the Blade is featured in this episode doing “Deep Tissue Skewering”. She pushes a long, metal, skewer through the center of her bicep to demonstrate how she can stop her blood and turn “pain” into something more useful. Then she studied by Medical professionals with the aid of modern scientific equipment, to better understand how Kelvikta dose the seemingly impossible.


First air date: 24 June 2011 on NGC.



National Geographic’s Humanly Impossible: The Glass Eater
•    Andrew S. is featured in this episode doing “The Spear of Destiny”, His most painful act. He balances his entire body on the tip of a spear then spins around on it. Andrew is able to avoid permanent damage and/or death. Then he is studied by a Physicist & Medical professionals with the aid of modern scientific equipment, to better understand how Andrew S. does the seemingly impossible.



First air date: Monday, 09 May 2011, 8:00pm on NGC.

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Humanly Impossible, National Geographic Channel

We will be on the new season of:

Humanly Impossible:
The Glass-Eater“, on the National Geographic Channel (NGC)

STARTING: Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 8pm
We will be in 3 different Episodes of Humanly Impossible. More info to be announced.

“Extreme performers push the human body to extraordinary limits. But how do they do it? Humanly Impossible follows a team of doctors and scientists to reveal the physiology behind bizarre and dangerous stunts that surpass average human capability.”

Andrew S. demonstrates his eye-socket strength by lifting weights and pulling a car with large metal hooks, and balances his entire body weight on the tip of a spear and survives.

Kelvikta pushes a long metal skewer through the deep muscle tissue in her arm and is able to avoid permanent damage.

Both are studied by a Physicist, Medical professionals with the aid of modern scientific equipment, to better understand how they do the seemingly impossible.

Spike Impaler Andrew S. balances the weight of his body and rotates on the tip of his spear
in a laboratory while two experts observe.
(Photo Credit: © Atlas Media Corp)
close up of SPEAR tip, Andrew S.
(Photo Credit: © Atlas Media Corp)

LINK: Episode name “The Glass-Eater”

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/humanly-impossible/5183/Overview#tab-Photos/10

Check your local listings for: National Geographic Channel or NGC.

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Monday, May 9th, 2011

Guinea Pig: Skin Deep (TV)

Guinea Pig: Skin Deep
Season 2 ,  Ep. 8 , TIME: 21:31
“The largest organ of the human body, skin is the most elastic substance on the planet. Ryan tests his own with poisonous plants, scarification and a full-body suspension.”

Ryan Stock and AmberLynn Walker, invited Andrew S. and Kelvikta to Suspend them on their ongoing TV show Guinea Pig, a few years ago. This clip starts at our part of the episode,TIME:12:50-END. Ron Garza and Waye Dunn are also on just before us doing Scarification on Ryan’s Legs.

Ive seen every season of Guinea Pig and love it BUT at moments he scares me.
We are honored to be on your show.
- Andrew S.

LINK: http://www.hulu.com/watch/226306/guinea-pig-skin-deep?c=770:1291

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Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Rifle Barrel Swallow – video

Rifle Barrel Swallowing, November 2010, Las Vegas, Nevada.
We had some Sword Swallower friends visiting us a few months back.
Jelly Boy just made his Rifle read to swallow. Here is the video of us 3 doing it for the first time.

The Squidling Bros. Circus Sideshow:
Jelly Boy the Clown & Betty Bloomerz , Squidling Brothers

SwingShift SideShow: Andrew S. ,  SwingShiftSideShow.com

Videographer: Staysha “Tiny Tweetie” | Editing: Andrew S. | Rifle owner: Jelly Boy

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Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Please help Arwen & Jill.

UPDATE: Arwen, Jill and Odessa ARE back in New York, but still need help.

A few months ago, Our fellow performers (4 friends) were in a car accident on the interstate. The tire exploded causing the car to roll many times. 2 of them had critical injuries. Arwen is the last one still in the ICU. He needs help to get back to his home state for care and family support.
- Andrew S.

Help Arwen & Jill Get Back to NY
Let’s get Arwen, Jill and Odessa back to New York, where they can get the care that they need Arwen needs to get the rehabilitation services and attention he needs to get his motor skills back. Jill is pregnant and Odessa will be born very soon. The resources, friends and family they need to get through this are all here in NY waiting.

LINKS:
- http://www.nassauchainsaw.com/blog/update-arwen-aka-spliff-jill-click-here-make-donation
- http://www.arwenandjill.com/
- http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_153749868007016&ap=1

Donations:
Help us get Arwen and Jill the care they need

Arwen & Jill
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Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Calico Ghost Town, C.A.

Half way between Las Vegas & L.A. is the Historical Ghost town of Calico. We get the chance to perform there the last 2 weekends of October (23-24 & 30-31). We are doing 3 family shows each day starting at high noon.

- There will also be with a museum oddities form the Venice Beach FreakShow,
- Gun fighters,
-Kent Family Magic Circus (I totaly want to see thease guys!),
-Blacksmith demonstrations
-Leather Stamping
-Blood Panning for Gold
-Games
-food and all that goodness.

Can’t wate to find out what happen out there after sun-down.

More information on our calender page.

See you guys there

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Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Yay paperwork!

Whew!

We love paperwork so much we often fill a jacuzzi with paperwork and roll around in it, smothering it on our faces.  Sexy image, I know.

So today we indulged our love of paperwork and re-certified ourselves for CPR, 1st Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens and Defibrillator training.

Hooray for PAPERWORK!

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Monday, July 19th, 2010

Stuffs and things…

So we’re knee deep in 2010, and the shock of that realization made us think…what have we achieved this year? Until we add all of the content to our newly designed site, here’s a quick summary:

  • Appeared on the premiere of America’s Got Talent Season 5
  • Filmed for National Geographic’s 2011 season of Humanly Impossible
  • Made a new demo video (check it out in our Video section!)
  • Performed in Salt Lake City, Provo & Ensenada
  • Escorted Floyd Mayweather into the ring for his match against Mosley
  • Did a suspension with Lucent Dossier in Los Angeles
  • Performed at the book launch of P. Moss’ Blue Vegas
  • Made a bunch of merchandise (go buy some in our Merch section!)
  • Hosted the 2010 International Sideshow convention & afterparty
  • Teched countless suspensions
  • Weekly performances at Studio 54 for DJ Skribble’s Freak Show
  • Appeared in music videos for Means to an End “Be Like Me” & Serge Devant “Ghost”
  • Monthly performances at the Double Down Saloon for Punk Rock Bingo
  • Performed at Jungle Josh’s After the Show
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