Monthly Archives: July 2003

Good Vibe Hoop Tribe in full effect!

Tonight the Venice Beach hoop expanded a bit to include a good eight or so of us. At Kandice’s bidding, a five of us stood in a line, arm’s distance apart from each other, and then we passed five hoops, vertical-stepthrough style, from one end of the line to the other. SO COOL! The goal was to get it synchronized…not…

Two Hoop Groups Beat As One

The String Cheese Incident has been here in San Francisco doing a number of shows at the Warfield. As a result someone decided to organize a pre-show hooping event in Golden Gate Park and the email she sent out was forwarded on to me. I may or may not be a String Cheese fan (I’ve actually never heard their music),…

The Biggest Hoop

This weekend in Seattle, Holly (better known as the Divine Miss H, leader of the variety show madness at Conor Byrne every Tuesday) brought out the biggest hoop I’ve ever seen. It was probably 8 feet in diameter. Amazing! Here’s a little vid of Tim playing with it (335 .mpg).

My first hooping video

Two fellow hoopers, Aimee and Donovan, had a fabulous party Saturday night. At least twelve hoops were among the party guests, enough to go around. After a few hours of hooping and dancing, Aimee brought out a hoop decorated with photon lights as a special surprise treat. Donovan shot a video of me trying out the photon’ed hoop. Watch Video

USPS sucks

I am deeply disappointed by my local Post Office and other local mail carriers. Next week is my friend Starrie’s birthday, and I wanted her to have a hoop. So I made her a beautiful, gigantic fluorescent green and pink hoop. It turned out gorgeous, I think. When you’re hooping with it, it feels like a flash of light is…

Burning Man Hoop Camp

It was suggested at a party last night that we start a Burning Man Hula Hoop Camp. I probably won’t be going to Burning Man, and it’s probably too late to organize this for this year anyway, but this might be something to think about for next year. Can you imagine? A full camp dedicated to hooping! There will be…

Hoop Allure

by Amy Leblanc One of the most interesting aspects of hooping is the reaction from bystanders and observers. For example, here are a couple of memorable encounters I’ve had:

Break on through

On Sunday I met up with Vera at Potrero del Sol to listen to her friends DJ and to hoop it up. Our first item of business was new tape for our hoops. The tape on mine was pretty shot and by the time we were done we both felt our hoops were fresh and rejuvenated. It’s amazing how all…

Kids vs. Grown Ups

Last night I brought my hoop to a concert down at the Santa Monica pier, and ended up hanging out with a little girl named Zoyla, who was an instant magician with the hoop tricks. This lead me to muse on what it is about children that they can pick up a hoop and instantly start working the magic, where-as…