Arts Jam Festival

May 5, 2007 at 7:33 pm (book stuff, celise downs, events)

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Celise had a booksigning today, so I hung out with her and her best friend , Amy. It was hosted by the Arts Council for Youth and she thought I might like it.

She was right.

We had a primo spot by the Main Dance Stage. We saw:

~ several performances by different dance studios.

~ Japanese drumming. Which was way fun because they let people come up and bang on the drums when they were done with their demonstration.

~ Capoeira demonstration. It’s like martial arts but without any physical contact. And the instructor was a dead ringer for Vin Diesel. I kid you not. That was also fun because they let people come up and they showed us how to do some stuff.

~ A really lame juggling act.

~ An even lamer version of one man’s version of ‘Stomp’.

~ A tap dancing routine by a little girl who was shyer thatn a mouse. Truly, I would’ve felt the same way because that stage (read: basketball court with special flooring taped down) was HUGE. And she was the only one out there.

~ A cute swing dance routine by a young boy and girl. It was very cute.

~ A traditional Indian dance by a 12 yr old girl. Very cool costume. And I mean ‘Indian’ like the country, not Native American.

There was other stuff, too, like choirs, middle schoolers playing music, art displays, etc. And there were these two girls, Jonnie and Brookie, that made me think I was watching ‘Hannah Montana’. And then whaddya know, they bust out a song from the show. It was too cute. Really. They had pink guitars (yes, they were really playing them) and were selling their CD’s at a nearby table. I have to laff because these girls truly belonged on the Disney Channel. Or Radio Disney. The Disney set would eat up their stuff.

I was the photographer of the day and you can check out the pictures HERE. Surprisingly, I somehow missed getting a picture of Celise behind her table. She was probably roaming around or taking a potty break. And then I just completely forgot. Especially towards the end of the event. We were kept busy making sure the bookmarks and postcards didn’t fly off the table every time the wind picked up. 

I think the hi-lite of my day (and I say this with complete and utter sarcasm) is when our tent almost blew over. Sandbags are useless. We didn’t have them anchored right–so that could’ve been the problem–but that’s beside the point. All in all, it was a good day. The hurricane-type winds winds kept it from getting too hot, we sold 3 books, 4 keychains, and were thoroughly entertained.

Yeah. Good times.

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