Take three of hoop jam was amazing. I was extremely prepared. I had my radio, I had my new sign, I had hoops. I was alone for a few minutes when a woman rolled up. There is one person that came and her mother actually wants me to perform (sorta). Facebook to the rescue, that lady was Sarah. She was having trouble. I had her use my flamer (160 PSI, 1") and she was able to do it after a few pointers. After a while, we got her husband and child hooping, too. I was playing with my poi at times. I finally have the butterfly. I tried my best and moved my butt while doing the one move I know. Dancing or trying. And she has friends that hoop and spin poi, too!
A few kids walked over and I taught them how to hoop. I wound up giving the hoop to the three kids. One was a little chubby kid. I was mentally thinking, "Go hoop that weight off and be the next Baxter!" I remember doing the over the shoulder roll and the one girl that was hooping with us gasped in wonder as I did it. <3 Also, don't mention fire hooping around kids! I was like, "that's going to be my fire hoop one day. Uh, no, you only play with fire as an adult with a firefighter present! Yeah! Yeah, forget what I said."
Although I was reminded why I don't take my niece and nephew to the park when I go. A fifteen year old girl comes over, takes a long drag of her cigarette as she starts waist hooping. She started to brag about how she used to win hooping contests at 4-H camp (uh, where was I?). Yeah, I don't want to be the person to put those bad influences around my niece and nephew when they don't mind me as is.
I'm already committing to a hoop jam on the next Monday I am off. Hosting a hoop jam can be taxing. It's all about being a good host or at least that's what I'm trying to do. Is that right? I can't wait for Paige's jam on Sunday.