Last night was my first official gig performing with my hoop. A small bar about an hour south of here Smartycatz had a night where DJ Blackmamba opened (who I & her gogo dancer perform for), following Prophet Ecks of Wax Kings.
It was nice to just flow with my hoop and not need a choreographed routine. Blackmamba I met at my cousins party where I was dancing in the crowd. She's always been one to make the environment positive and always has a smile on her face.
The bar supplied an LED hoop which happened to be a MoodHoop! My LED MoodHoop is heavy weight so I can't use it much. I brought along a day MoodHoop and my beauty from The Hoop Smiths. Which took amazing pictures in the lighting!
My man got upset and wouldn't come with me. He dropped me off pissed. Picked me up pissed. It hurt he didn't come to my first gig, but it was still an amazing enjoyable experience.
The gogo dancer is a vibrant young lady who specializes in belly dancing. I love this picture of my awkward stance while she danced.
People were indeed amazed with my flow arts. Many wanted a picture with me! Some even "introduced" me to the DJ I performed for. Which was amusing considering each time she'd explain we are already acquainted. It was great performing in a bar fully clothed, using nothing but my hoop, and getting compliments on my dancing instead of my physical appearance.
The two performers for the night
I've been wanting to start my performing arts portfolio quite sometime now. I've had opportunities this past summer to perform. Couldn't take advantage due to medical reasons. Last night was great, even if my significant other didn't come.