Along the way, we hoopers need to keep in mind the other creatures inhabiting this space — so here are 10 ways to help hoops be a beneficial part of the festival ecosystem.
(disclaimer – most of these are true for all festivals, and some more suited to the smaller, community-focused festivals that I attend. At mega-music-festivals there’s boozy crowds and tough security to deal with, if that’s your scene then check out this post for more tips)
DO respect the space of hoop-less friends. Find places where you can swirl and swing without scaring the crap outta people.
DO keep hoops tidy – leave them in stacks so that they don’t get tripped over or take up too much space. If you find a hoop in tall grass or in a roadway, please move it to somewhere safer. If you borrow a hoop from a stack, bring it back to where you found it.
DO treat all hoops with respect. Each one is loved and owned by some one. Special hoops can be surprisingly expensive and fragile, so please be gentle.
DO NOT hit people. Please remember that it is the hooper’s responsibility to keep an eye out for wandering humans. It doesn’t matter how far away you go, how visible you are, or what state the person is in, you are responsible for your tool.
DO find new ways to dance, to flow, to play. It’s a great way to pass time while waiting for inspiration. For condensed flow-fun, check out the workshop schedule!