Spring is finally upon us, after waiting so impatiently for so long. The first friday night after the snow melted we lit up a fire and lit up our LED Hoops. It’s such a relief to be able to hula hoop outside again! Here are a few pictures Jon captured of us. Find more on his blog.
Here is a chunk of our hooping performance from the SCAR Dolls Roller Derby Halftime Show on March 30, 2013. The video was recorded in such a manner that after exporting, it cannot be viewed on mobile devices, so you’ll have to check it out on your good old computer. But on the plus side, it can be viewed at a higher resolution than our other videos, so be sure to change the quality to it’s highest setting.
Video by Dan Frost.
The full performance was 16 minutes long and it was hard for us to cut out any of it, so this “shortened version” is still over 8 minutes. Hopefully it doesn’t bore you! We had such a great time being a part of this event. It was our largest captive audience yet and at the end of the derby as we hauled our hoops out we were flooded with praise. We even got asked to sign a couple of autographs for a couple cute little ladies (in crayon, which made it that much better).
There is something about playing with a hoop that automatically makes you very approachable. People are always curious to know more about the “magic” they are seeing happen.
This came in handy for me this weekend during our first trip to the Wisconsin Dells with the whole Hurley family. My 2-1/2 year-old niece was being very shy until I broke out my hoop. With a just little coaxing I had her jumping around and playing with me. I was her new best friend all weekend, which was pretty special since I only get to see her a few times a year.
Last weekend we had the honor of providing the half-time entertainment for the SCAR Dolls (Saint Cloud Area Roller Derby). It was a home team match-up of the Gargoyle Brigade vs. the Pin-Up Prowlers. We performed for a full house at Bernick’s Arena in Sartell, and it was probably the largest captive audience we’ve gotten to hoop in front of so far. Our hoop dancing lasted 16 minutes and we went all out. We did our best to choose music appropriate for the event which included “Cherry Bomb” by The Runaways, “One Way or Another” by Blondie, “Wikked Lil’ Girls” by Esthero, “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett, and “Comin’ Around” by Juliette & The Licks. The audience loved our hooping performance and we had a really great time. Big thanks to the SCAR Dolls for extending the invitation our way!
We did get video of the event, which we hope to share with you sometime next week, and possibly some additional photos from another photographer as well.