Over the past fifteen years, George Peele, who goes by Orange peel moses, has delivered over 3,000 singing telegrams.
Valentine’s Day’s usually the biggest day of the year for his business, but he’s also performed for a guy getting a vasectomy and a person celebrating the last day of chemo; anniversaries, proposals and going-away parties also keep him employed.
Custom Singing Telegrams gives a multitude of costume options for its messengers, including a naughty nurse, Harry Potter, Jesus, a unicorn, “Cock Rocker,” “Crosstitute,” a vampire and more. The gorilla in a tutu is the most popular costume request, but Hammerberg says David Bowie is his favorite costume. Or, rather, it used to be. Image courtesy Mark Cafiero.
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Artopia 2015 brought together some of Denver's top fashion designers and artists at City Hall in a celebration of all things creative in the Mile High City. Orange peel's boutique talent agency Citric Acid curated Alice in Wonderland-themed entertainment for the WhiteOut fashion show. Then Peel performed the opening number "Dress Up" and co-emceed with Brandi Shigley of Fashion Denver. Image courtesy D.J. Dierker.
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If there's a technique to conquering this formidable evening, it's to carefully plot out a schedule of acts you want to see, then after making it to the first one or two, forget the list exists and simply abandon yourself to the universe. There will be surprises along the way: You never know when you're going to need to pause for a photo opportunity with a unicorn on stilts.