Things have finally settled down for me, and I can address the events of the last few weeks.  After NEO, I was home for a day and a half, packing my home, weeding my yard, and planning the final parts of Tricktheory Camp.  On Tuesday, camp began, followed by CTG on the weekend, and moving my family to a new home that Sunday.  Needless to say, it was exhausting, but one of the best experiences I’ve had.  Both events were small than anticipated, particularly when compared to NEO the weekend before, but the smaller numbers made for a more intimate setting.  I felt like I got the chance to really talk to just about everyone at some point.  I made new friends, shared ideas with people from all over the world, and witnessed beautiful tricking.  That’s what these things are about.  It’s not about the money, or “fame”, or any other silly thing; it’s about connecting with the community, and sharing our passions.  By that measure, both Colorado events were outstanding successes.

 

Rather than recap the whirlwind that was the past week and a half, I will instead express my gratitude to the people who made this experience what it was.  Thank you to the Colorado community.  While we may have our ups and downs, I think it’s easy to see that we are family.  We put the FUN in dysfunctional, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  Thank you to the Tribehaus and Torque HQ, as well as Hunter, Andi, and Ashley (and any others I may have forgotten) for housing the gaggle of visitors who came to the event.  This is huge.  We talk a lot about community and family, and opening your homes to others is a really an amazing thing.  Thank you to The Whale for making sure transportation was taken care of for TTC, and for your insightful seminars.  Thank you to the rest of the instructors, including our international tour guests for the long hours, and incredible instruction our campers received.  While I was running around trying to make sure the next step was organized and ready, I was comforted knowing that the people I left in charge would deliver high quality training.  Thank you to everyone who visited us.  Our sessions were hype, and our community was energized by your presence.  It felt like a week long gathering in many ways, and that’s an awesome gift.  Finally, thank you to all trickers.  The reason we do these events is for you.  We love tricking, and we love the passion trickers bring to a hype session, or major event.  We love watching you fail, succeed, push, and overcome.  These things fuel us, and I feel I can speak for all of the promoters when I say, you make our lives better.  Thank you.

 

Get to Loopkicks and Trickstrong, and let’s finish this tour with a bang..  errr bangers!

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Written by The Grumpiest Of All
Just a grumpy old man who really loves tricking.