Here is my HLGCBS from the rec.juggling thread.
Highs (in no particular order): Breaking with Paris and John at Renegade. The Show--4 standing ovations to a lesser or greater degree. Finished in less than two hours. Got to work with some great professionals and diligent minions. Sean Blue's workshop on Sunday--I may take up rings and go artsy. Seriously. Playing Combat with Jeff Peden, Joe Showers and the rest of the crew on Friday night. I never play Combat. Seriously. Scoring Beers and Burger King with John Satriano and Kyle after the Public Show. He's such a cool guy, and he knows a ton about skating legend, Steve Petroski. Friday night in Emily's kitchen with Warren, Cate, Marcus, and Sean. Good times over Jambalaya. The Games--I was happy to do moderately well in 5 clubs and 7 balls. Oh yeah, Best Trick was okay. Compering the Public Show and having a blast doing it. What a great chance at redemption. The Renegade Show--given that alcohol was not a main factor, the show was appropriately wacky and twisted. Joe and Marcus are to be congratulated. Driving around with Sean, Paris, and Marcus searching for food late after Greg's party. Thank God for the Short Stop Deli! Hanging with Greg Sunday night talking stuff over, watching the show, and Facebooking. Jamming with everyone with 4-5 clubs. Multiplexes baby! Allan Knutson's talk on Friday. Who woulda thunk I'd be his siteswap animator?
Low: Opening the Public Show in less than worthy fashion.
Goals: Hit my routine strong: Fail. Everything Else: Check
Crushes: Greg Billing--for putting on a great festival, always doing what it took, and for being a kind host. Marcus Monroe--for being so multi-talented. I had no idea. NO idea. Joe Showers--for being a truly passionate performer and juggler. You remind me of me when I had been juggling for three years. Jeff Peden--for being one of the best show directors with whom I've ever worked. Seriously. Michael Karas--for being a good sport about the roast. You know I think you're the man. Bane: The wicked ass string burn on my right side from excalibur on Friday night. Ugh.
Surprises: The size of the Cornell campus. Glen Luke and how good he is. Hitting the 3 box pirouette to footcatch on the first try. Seriously!
So, after waiting a whole year for the chance to get to Cornell, it's over. It was SO worth the wait. Great times with good people.
To view the rec.juggling Big Red JuggleFest HLGCB thread, click here
To see the Cornell Juggling Club festival website, click here
To see a video of me winning the Best Trick contest, click here