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TotalEclipse
GOLD Member since Aug 2006

Member
Location: Nr Petersfield

Total posts: 120
Posted:I was struck yesterday by just how great the poi community can be - I was in Bristol up on the green, teaching my friend some of the basics, when three people turn up and ask whether they could spin with us - and within moments, there's a small poi party up on the hill. Upon seeing that I was having difficulty with wrist-stop transitions using tails (it was windy and they kept tangling) I was offered some socks to use instead. 10 minutes later it was all over and done and the three left, but it was great to meet people, however briefly in a city 150 miles from home just by spinning in a park.

Just thought I'd share that with you all cool Anyone else had similar experiences?

And also, if anyone happens to be one of those three people...can you tell me about the Circus soc at Bristol from which you had come? I'm applying for medicine there next year and it'd be nice to know something about the scale of the group etc smile


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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops

Total posts: 4525
Posted:It's such a lovely way to meet people isn't it!
Whenever I see people spinning I usually go up and say hello and join in with a spin. Brief encounter of the poi kind kickass! biggrin


Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:dont think i was one of those people but circus sock in bristol happens once a week on a sunday afternoon just after lunch time. it is generally a laid back affair, probably about 20 - 30 people coming regulary at the momnet. we meet in a big hall in the studnet union.

and i know what you mean about experiences like that, one of the reasons i love poi and juggling so much. anyway, take it easy, see you on a sunday afternoon at some point. biggrin


Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin

Total posts: 3556
Posted:grrr
you people with people that spin around you
i'm a people who needs people


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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TotalEclipse
GOLD Member since Aug 2006

Member
Location: Nr Petersfield

Total posts: 120
Posted:I'm a person who needs people too - I'm not normally in Bristol...not having spinners about sucks. hug

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poig

marmite and nutella sandwich
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire

Total posts: 1590
Posted:ditto

THE hop Pyro.
(with parents)
Unowned

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MikefromGlos
SILVER Member since Jul 2006

MikefromGlos

Hitman
Location: Gloucester England

Total posts: 985
Posted:come to glos theres loads of people but not that go out and about we normaly spin on our own

he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

Officaly an exception to the Poi Boys are Girls Thing

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:everyone should move to Southampton biggrin

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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MikefromGlos
SILVER Member since Jul 2006

MikefromGlos

Hitman
Location: Gloucester England

Total posts: 985
Posted:bit difficult at the age of 17

he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

Officaly an exception to the Poi Boys are Girls Thing

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TotalEclipse
GOLD Member since Aug 2006

Member
Location: Nr Petersfield

Total posts: 120
Posted:I might be in soton from next October, if I get in to uni there...it's another of my UCAS choices.

Looks like all the uni places are good spinning areas thus far ubbrollsmile


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CaffeinatedKatie
GOLD Member since Jan 2005

CaffeinatedKatie

Teacher, Dancer, Artist, and General Smartass
Location: Portland, OR

Total posts: 149
Posted:I live in the west USA, and this summer my boyfriend and I went to Europe. One afternoon in London we went to go see a movie and had an hour or two to kill. We grabbed a bench in a nearby park and started people-watching, and to my glee I spotted a couple people spinning. And it was almost like your experience-- gradually more people joined them, I think they got up to 6 or 8 people and then dwindled down. I really wish I'd gone over to spin with them too... I think I wussed out and didn't want to own up to being American.

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted: Written by: CaffeinatedKatie


I think I wussed out and didn't want to own up to being American.



Oh don't be silly you should have.. oh wait... London? Yeah.. good call.

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Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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MikefromGlos
SILVER Member since Jul 2006

MikefromGlos

Hitman
Location: Gloucester England

Total posts: 985
Posted:in gloucester ur loved if ur American its if ur from the near city of cheltenham u gotta worry

he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

Officaly an exception to the Poi Boys are Girls Thing

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_khan_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Total posts: 768
Posted: Written by: faithinfire


{snip}
i'm a people who needs people



Doesn't that make you one of the luckiest people in the world?


taken out of context i must seem so strange
~ ani di franco

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