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Author Topic: Who is going to Madfest this weekend? (not me)  (Read 3948 times)

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Who is going to Madfest this weekend? (not me)
« on: January 11, 2012, 10:28:06 AM »

I hear Alan is, and Mark should be there.  Eric generally makes it.  Any ice top battle planned?
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Re: Who is going to Madfest this weekend? (not me)
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2012, 10:39:02 AM »

I'll be there, so will Alan and Mark.....plus Rick (lincolnrick)........that's what I know so far...... ;D
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Re: Who is going to Madfest this weekend? (not me)
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2012, 11:58:13 AM »

And I hear there may be a record attempt!!!  A new record would be something we could highlight on our calendar of top spinning events.

Good luck!
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Re: Who is going to Madfest this weekend? (not me)
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2012, 01:58:18 PM »

I went last year, but unfortunately I will not make it this time.  Have fun guys!
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Re: Who is going to Madfest this weekend? (not me)
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2012, 02:17:18 PM »

Unfortunately not me :(  I really wanted to make it happen this year, but no can do :(
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Re: Who is going to Madfest this weekend? (not me)
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2012, 02:19:30 PM »

Because you are coming to Eyyc instead???  :o PLEASE COME!!! ;D
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Re: Who is going to Madfest this weekend? (not me)
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2012, 02:31:34 PM »

My plans for the weekend include a drive to Madfest.  Chad will be attending as well.
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Re: Who is going to Madfest this weekend? (not me)
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2012, 10:21:43 PM »

Wonder how it all went.  I am getting tired and just might have to hit the hay.  Maybe I will hear about how Madfest was tomorrow?
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Re: Who is going to Madfest this weekend? (not me)
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2012, 08:08:32 PM »

Here is a video I found about Madfest.  I don't see any of our top spinning friends, do you?

MadFest 2012
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Re: Who is going to Madfest this weekend? (not me)
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2012, 11:24:03 PM »

I made it to Madfest. Mark, Rick, and Chad also attended. Mark had this cool hand cranked, gear driven, cam activated, lever flipping, wire pinging sculpture. Chad had this weird mind controlled spinning board thing. Rick taught me a really cool spin top trick. I showed off the smoothest playing wooden lignum vitae yo-yo I have ever made.
There was no top battling, but lots of top spinning.
Sarah Sparkles was absolutely hypnotic. Andrea Noel & James Sundquist stole the show. Mark got married to some young lady on stage.
The auditorium is going to be remodeled so the show will be held elsewhere next year.

Sarah Sparkles
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Re: Who is going to Madfest this weekend? (not me)
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2012, 08:56:51 AM »

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Mark got married to some young lady on stage.
You do not mean our Mark H., do you?  The last I knew he was already married . . .   ???

I would like to see a video of that wire pinging sculpture by the real Mark.
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Re: Who is going to Madfest this weekend? (not me)
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2012, 09:37:39 AM »

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Mark got married to some young lady on stage.
You do not mean our Mark H., do you?  The last I knew he was already married . . .   ???

I would like to see a video of that wire pinging sculpture by the real Mark.

It was necessary for Mark to be married to his audience assistant for the trick he performed. He divorced her when the trick was over, but she got to keep the candy ring and the memories.

Hopefully, Mark will post a video of his sculpture.
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Re: Who is going to Madfest this weekend? (not me)
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2012, 10:42:38 AM »

As Mark was the emcee for the big public show, he was quite busy over the weekend and we didn't see him spin much.  His art piece (as described by Alan) was really interesting and creative.

Here's a link to an article about Mark and Madfest.

http://host.madison.com/news/local/around-town-laughs-and-tricks-serious-business-at-juggling-festival/article_3e223db4-4049-11e1-8d4a-0019bb2963f4.html
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Re: Who is going to Madfest this weekend? (not me)
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2012, 11:06:03 AM »

!! good article !!
thanx ,
 and Bravo Mark !! (hoping to see the cranky thing soon)


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Re: Who is going to Madfest this weekend? (not me)
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2012, 11:09:52 AM »

Thanks for getting us the article Rick.  There are a lot of good messages in there.
It is very heartwarming to read of the obstacles overcome by Kit Summers.
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