The String Cheese Incident, the band typically cited as the source of the rebirth of the hooping movement, has been honored with a permanent exhibit in the Performers Hall of Fame at Red Rocks Amphitheater. A unique part of the exhibit is a decorative hula hoop and they held a contest for fans to create the hoop that would become a permanent part of the installation. The winner, Erica Marchus, received two free tickets for the hoop pictured here. Photographs of the hoops that were entered were posted here on Facebook.
Meanwhile, crowds of String Cheese Incident fans descended on Red Rocks for three sold-out nights in Morrison, Colorado. It was the Boulder-based jam band’s first show since 2007. Danielle Odette brought several dozen hoops to the concert and organized a “flow jam,” where people were encouraged to cut loose and hula hoop in the parking lot before the show. Shakti Sunfire (aka Laura Blakeman) was on hand with her hoops performing with the band.