Luke MacClown takes notes from one of the Loop's riders. Students were agape as the four clowns hopped aboard near the Bryce Jordan Center and took over the bus.
Bemused and astonished bus passengers immediately whipped out cell phones to snap photos of their unusual fellow passengers who were passing out clown stickers.
Nari Tomassetti took over as tour director escorting passengers to their seats and exhorting them to move along to the back of the bus.
Brian Weckerly was pleased to find an article about himself in the Collegian's entertainment magazine.
Mike Lorenz couldn't fit himself into one of the seats, so he jammed himself overhead.
When a passenger yelled back to Brian Weckerly, "My roommate is afraid of clowns," he retorted, "Me, too!"
Mike Lorenz was ready to roll with the CATA buses, complete with spare hats and extra noses.
Luke MacClown carefully takes notes with his extra-large led pencil. Some of the students at the Forum didn't know what to think when he strolled in.
Nari Tomassetti, one of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus clowns, interrupted Management 100 at The Forum on University Park campus. Students cheered and whistled as the clowns came strolling to a soundtrack of calliope music.
All 375 students were told to show up for the class where they were going to see a movie and write a paper about it. Little did they know that four clowns armed with a box of red noses would interrupt proceedings.
Kyle Sweitzer, a doctoral student, was filling in for instructor Vicki Baker in the Management 100 class.
An astonished Matt Grill, junior, gets ready for a smooch from Nari Thomassetti, who is all puckered up.
Luke MacClown shares an earpiece wih Seth Herrington, a junior, who was listening to music at the bus stop when the clowns walked by.
Mike Lorenz, one of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's clowns, attempts to smuggle butter pecan ice cream in his pants. The frosty Creamery crowd warmed up quickly to the clown's antics.
What do Scotsmen wear under their kilts? Apparently pink bloomers. Clowns Luke MacClown and Brian Weckerly put on a performance for patrons of the Creamery who were sitting outside.
Everything's peachy for Nari Tomassetti who sampled the Peachy Paterno at the Creamery.
Clown Mike Lorenz found time to share ice cream with Joy Dubost, a second-year doctoral degree student, at the Creamery.
Nathan Piekielek of State College thought he'd sit outside the Creamery and read until clown Nari Tomassetti spied him. Waggling her fingers and blowing kisses, Nari told Nathan to bring her something small and sparkly to tonight's performance.
"Clowns love ice cream and rollercoasters," said one observer at the Creamery. Collecting the clowns to take them back to The Bryce Jordan Center for tonight's performance was something akin to herding cats as one after the other skipped merrily among the customers.