Oh, this is great.
I was waiting for the mood to change, and you did it wonderfully. I had this vision of a clown acting silly in a circus ring, and right as he leaves the audience's sight, the lights and silly music disappear, replaced by harsh lampposts and thick fog. Without the act to hold his attention, his mind immediately sinks into a bleak depression. He walks back to his trailer, wanting nothing more than to drink himself to unconsciousness to get through the night.