I went to business after hours hosted by the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce. It was a little difficult being at an event with 750+ people all by myself. But I do these things to build my character. Putting yourself in tough situations makes you stronger. Getting out of my shell has been a great blessing in my life. I'm still a shy person at heart, but I think being able to put yourself out there is important.
I did get to talk to lots of people in the community and hand out some business cards. Talked with a professional magician that has been performing for over 20 years. After the event, I wandered across the street to the pub for a gin and tonic. Sat at the bar with a bunch of older guys, gave out some of my cards. The beard picked me up and we went out for more drinks. It was a really great night out on the town.
Yesterday a hooper friend of mine met up with me downtown for some spin jam fun. We are teaming up this Friday to teach hoops to 40 girl scouts! We talked a bit about what we're gonna teach and share...did lots of hooping to live marching band music and had some drinks at the pub.
Tomorrow: Travis Cyr is playing in Pickering Square before the Sting concert on the waterfront. I will be downtown spinning my hoops and hanging out some business cards. Look for the hooping lady in the purple wig!
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Be sure to check out Hippy Go Lucky Hoops on Facebook. Check out the event page for Hippy Go Lucky Hoops at Arootsakoostik Music Festival. I've been invited to be a vendor and sell my hoops as well as give mini lessons! I am planning on working out a schedule right now...but I plan to have half hour lessons, a free hoop jam, as well as a performance in the welcome parade! I'm also excited to get some sweet henna done by Precision Tattoo and see a bunch of my friends that live in Northern Maine.
Also, I just launched my new column series for Go Girl Magazine titled, "Beats, Eats and The Streets." I kicked things off with an article about taking the plunge into festival season. I've been absent from Go Girl for a few months but it feels good to be back with a fresh new perspective on my travel writing, especially since I'm not on the road right now.
I want to hear from you! Drop me a line sometime. Share your hoop stories with me. Peace & Love