Wednesday, May 22, 2013

PlayThink is COMING!



PlayThink Movement Festival is coming! Yes, I haven't blogged any. If I could blog via my thoughts, I'd be golden. Either way, I am so beyond excited about PlayThink. There is still time for everyone to get a ticket! So, what might Shannon be taking this year?

Classes I am thinking of:

  • Poi Stalls
  • Poi 101
  • Fans: More than Fanning
  • Fan: Dance
  • Intro to Contact Staff
  • Deciding between intermediate fire eating and intermediate contact staff.  
  • Fire Safety
  • Intro to fire eating  (I figure the more I can practice doing it, the more comfortable I will be with having flame in my mouth. shudddup)
  • Flow Wand
  • Whip Crackin'
  • Bellydance basics
  • Intro to stilts
  • Virgin burn for my poi or staff on Saturday
  • And maybe others. I haven't decided! 
I am also teaching a class. I am teaching Kids Hoop! Based on my experiences with 4-H and YMCA and all that fun stuff.  Either way, I am getting so amped for Playthink.  I feel like Playthink is my festival home.  It's exactly what I want in a festival for the most part.  I love all the other festivals but there is something magical about Playthink. Maybe it's because I feel like Paige will listen to input from everyone.  It's a magical experience.

So now that I am getting used to the festival thing, what would I pack?  I am forever an overpacker.  If you've never been to a fest, this might give you a few things to help facilitate your packing.

  Here's my list of things:
Clothing-Wise:
  • Pants (1-2 pair. It gets cold at night)
  • Shorts/capris (enough for most days)
  • Underwears/bras/socks/whatever
  • PJs and warm winter socks for night/layers again
  • ear muffs (my short hair makes my ears get cold at night)
  • Maybe a hat to sleep in
  • Jacket/rain jacket
  • Costume clothes
  • Shoes (variety.  I like rainboots for dewy mornings or rain)
Home Away from Home Things:
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag is a MUST. I have avoided sleeping bags for years but let me tell you, it makes a difference.
  • Extra blanket
  • Sunshade thing if you have one.  
  • Camping chair
  • Camping table
  • Foods
  • Canteens/water bottles (I really love the gallon jugs from lipton)
  • Energy giving stuffs (I like monster rehabs and vitamin waters with electrolytes) 
Other stuffs:
  • Sunscreen
  • Bugspray
  • Trash Bags
  • hat/visor
  • Camp stove/cooking utensils/eating utensils
  • Camp soap/paper towels
  • Toilet paper/campers toilet paper
  • Shower supplies/toiletries/stuff like that
    • portable toilet seat covers
    • GoGirl (portable female urination device)
  • Glow Sticks
  • Pen/paper
  • Lighter
  • Baby wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Batteries/Camera/Camera card
  • Watch
  • An extra class schedule/map
  • EAR PLUGS
  • READY TO FEEL FREE AND LEARN!
Prop fun!
  • Hoops
    • LED hoop
      • Charger or extra batteries
    • Fire Hoop
    • Fire hoop tools (quick wicks)
    • Day hoop
    • Minis
    • Maybe other hoops?
  • Poi
    • Fire Poi
    • Day poi/sock poi
    • LED poi (I LOVE SpinBalls. SO soft and so cheap)
  • Fans
  • Flow wand
    • Long string flow wand
    • Short string fire flow wand
    • Short string LED flow wand
      • Charger
  • Belly dance belt/veils
  • Flags
  • Contact staff
    • Practice staff
    • Fire contact staff
  • Yoga mat/blanket and whatever yogis need
Are those all the props I have?  I always forget something (it seems to alway be my contact juggling ball).  Either way, these are a few of the things that I pack.  What about you?


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