BLOWING bubbles is something every child has done at one time or another.
But very few ever make them quite like Louis Pearl.
The Californian, known as The Amazing Bubbleman, visited Havant yesterday during his international tour which has taken in Dubai, Hong Kong and Hawaii.
And although there was a lack of sun in East Street, the smiles and laughter were certainly not in short supply.
Louis creates extraordinary bubbles in the shape of spaceships, smoke-filled bubbles and huge bubbles bigger than humans.
He said: ‘The show is constantly evolving. Sometimes accidents happen that are funny and then I include them in the next show.’
The entertainer combines the fun of bubbles with the science behind them – much to the delight of children watching.
He proved just how versatile water and soap can be as he made a bubble crown on a bald man’s head, encased two girls in a massive bubble and made a flying spaceship with a little help from a helium tank.
Louis said: ‘I’ve toured thousands of venues and performed to small and large audiences.
‘I love that the audience’s reaction is always different.’
The children in the audience were bouncing up and down with excitement.
The continuous ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ from the adults proved that no-one is ever too old to appreciate the scientific qualities of bubbles.
Louis got into the entertainment industry after setting up his own business in 1980, Tangent Toy company, and has made 21 unique instruments to produce extreme bubbles.
Originally from San Francisco, Louis discovered the endless possibilities of bubbles at university in his spare time and has not looked back since.
His humorous and scientific take on the traditional play of bubbles has led the way for bookings in Los Angeles next year as well as performances for celebrities.
He regularly plays at the Edinburgh Fringe festival and will be taking his act there after he has toured venues in the south.
Go to amazingbubbleman.com.