One of my favorite things to watch at the Winter Carnival and parades is the bouncing team. It’s just amazing watching how high the always-enthusiastic girl flies into the air.
It turns out that this is the oldest event at the St. Paul Winter Carnival, going back to 1886 when a bunch of dudes set down their PBRs for the first time and launched a girl high into the air.
Tryouts are this Friday evening inside the Landmark Center (that would be fun to watch) and details can be found on Craigslist. I love some of the the criteria:
Experience: No prerequisite experience is needed, and practice bounces are allowed.
Height/Weight: There are no restrictions, but the lighter she is, the higher she flies; aerialists typically weigh less than 115 pounds.
Judging: Candidates are judged on altitude, poise, control, and, most importantly, enthusiasm.
There also looking for pullers, so if you’re a dude who’s particularly good at pulling, check it out.