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Title: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Danny the Idiot on August 12, 2014, 07:42:24 PM
Twist & Shout 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
January 21 - 25, 2015

From Patty on the the FB T&S page,

"Good Morning Friends! Twist & Shout's Super Early Bird Discount is fast approaching. Your last chance to get in on the $299 discount price is August 31, 2014.

To give you an added boost, we are having an amazing give-away. If you register before August 31st, your name will be put into a drawing for a limited edition Jeff Koons Balloon Dog Handbag. This item is no longer in stores and will never be manufactured again, a true collectors item! If you have already registered, you are automatically in the drawing. T&S will announce the winner on Facebook (so everyone can be super jealous LOL) Good luck to everyone!"

Super Early Bird Registration                   $299.00     
Early Bird Registration                         $335.00     
Standard Registration                         $360.00     
Children's Registration (12 and under)       $175.00     

Registar online at http://http://balloonconvention.com/

Hope to see you there.  :D
Title: Re: Twist & Shout Early Bird Registration ending soon
Post by: Graham Lee on August 31, 2014, 06:22:05 PM
The early bird special ends today so be quick for a bargain, the fee at the moment is $299. I registered yesterday.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout Early Bird Registration ending soon
Post by: Graham Lee on October 18, 2014, 02:13:27 PM
Not sure about others but one of the most stressful things for me is booking a flight on the internet, sometimes I sit there for 30 minutes checking all is OK. So for Las Vegas this time I thought I will call a company and pay the extra £10 and it might be less stressful, well I was so stressed I had to open my window for some fresh air half way through the booking but hopefully we are all booked and confirmed. The firm closes at 2pm on a Sat so we think we have booked, I expect we will find out for definite on Monday. One good thing I checked my ESTA and that is still valid. For anyone else flying out you have to have the ESTA, this is the website, https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/ (https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/)
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Danny the Idiot on October 27, 2014, 10:12:13 PM
Who else is thinking of going?

I've booked my flight & registration for the convention!

Tan Lily, David & Shayna Brenion (Nifty Balloons), Mark Byrne, Wendell Clendennen aka Stretch, Ralph Dewey &??? will be teaching there.

Plus competitions, jam room, and all kinds of stuff all in Vegas Baby!   :D
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Danny the Idiot on November 26, 2014, 01:35:11 PM
"Don't forget, the Early Bird Discount ends on November 30th! Be sure to register now to avoid another price increase. In addition, if you register early, you get a free Twist & Shout souvenir, highly coveted and always cool!"

Patty, the T&S organiser has jus tposted this on FB.

If you are thinking of going - book soon!   :D
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Danny the Idiot on November 28, 2014, 02:50:23 PM
If you still need convincing - most of the classes are up now.

http://http://balloonconvention.com/

 :D
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on November 29, 2014, 08:59:53 PM
Ralph just posted this onto balloonhq if anyone is interested.

Twister Think Tank 5
I'll be conducting another Twister Think Tank at the Twist and Shout convention on January 21, 2015.  I'm looking for 12 participants to join me.  This is not for beginners, but for seasoned twisters who have at least two balloon ideas to share.  The new ideas can be new twists, techniques, designs, devices or anything than could benefit balloon twisters.  The purpose of the Twister Think Tank is to share new balloon ideas within a group setting and let synergy stimulate and generate even more ideas.  At previous TTT (Twister Think Tanks) it was amazing how the group worked together to produce spin-off ideas.  We all made suggestions and observations which generated more possibilities.  Creativity is the backbone of the balloon community.  My goal is that the TTT will be the catalyst that stimulates greater balloon art.  The event will start at 1:30PM and end about 6PM.  Contact me by email if you want to be considered.
 
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 11, 2015, 12:17:54 AM
We are on countdown for Twist and Shout, just a few days to go and looking into what shows to see and places to visit.
I think there are four of us travelling out, Danny, Olivia, and myself and I just found out Andrew looks like he is coming along a few days after we fly out.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 14, 2015, 06:04:25 PM
That was a very stressful check in today, we booked with Delta but you fly with Virgin. Going between the two sites with different ticket and flight numbers etc............
Let's say it took a while, nearly an hour and it was not just me having the problem.

That done and now just packing for Twist and Shout  then meeting Olivia and Danny for breakfast...................and relax!
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 15, 2015, 10:52:21 AM
Sitting on plane next to Danny and Olivia waiting for take off, we are off to Vegas......Baby!
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: magirob on January 15, 2015, 12:09:59 PM
Have a great trip all of you :D
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 16, 2015, 02:56:16 PM
Thanks Rob, a few pictures from our travel day, woke up at 4.30am so having a coffee and looking at the internet.
Breakfast at Gatwick.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 16, 2015, 03:00:38 PM
Seeing some sights, Olivia has been here five minutes and pulled ;)  Well he was doing her make up :)
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 17, 2015, 06:35:22 AM
Went and looked at the Jeff Koon tulips today in the Wynn, very interesting. There will be a competition on balloon chat when I get back in connection with this $60 million artwork.
Met Janet Lenox this afternoon and had a nice lunch and she kindly showed us about, we were told to have the frozen hot chocolate from Serendipidy, thanks to Nick Rotondo
for the great suggestion...................it was fab!  Although it was not hot or even frozen come to that but still definately fab!
Off to the grand canyon tomorrow, have to be up at 5.30am, it will be a long day. Will try and post pictures sometime when I get a few minutes.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: phoenix on January 17, 2015, 12:26:42 PM
Sounds fabulous already ......have loads of fun

I wish I could have been out there with you, but I had these cups to make for a party this afternoon so could not make it  :D  :D
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 18, 2015, 06:10:37 AM
Just got back from a 15 hour grand canyon tour, it was spectacular but a 15 hour round trip was pretty exhausting,
will try to post pictures later but Danny and Olivia are wanting to go for a drink now and I suppose I'd better join them ;)
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 18, 2015, 03:23:25 PM
Sort of recovered from yesterday's 15 hour trip..................sort of, up again at 5 am today. This jet lag thing takes a while for me to adjust.
Anyway a few pictures from the trip, I think we are bus hoping today up the strip and going to Freemantle Street and a few other tourist attractions.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 18, 2015, 03:27:56 PM
A few pictures from inside the Bellagio hotel.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 18, 2015, 03:36:24 PM
We did sit and have a glass of wine and twisted a couple of balloons, we were waiting for the bus to the grand canyon and this one with balloons showed up so we had to have a picture :)
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 19, 2015, 04:15:15 PM
We went for a few rides along the strip today with the $8 rover ticket, looked into a few hotels, once inside you thn go on a hike to see the various attractions on show.
Saw a couple of acts in circus circus and a great little chicken in cooking pot game, it was very funny. Then went to see the show "O" we were in the 5th row, what a show.
One I think you need to see a couple of times, so much going on. Off to Freemantle Street area today and either a magic show or a variety show, see which has a deal on offer.

I think these were from inside the Wynn hotel,
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 19, 2015, 04:18:13 PM
Our frozen hot chocolate from Serendipiity. It was fab,
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Macker on January 20, 2015, 03:52:17 PM
I'm not jealous.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Areyouhappydad on January 20, 2015, 04:36:09 PM
I love Vegas. You can't beat a frozen margarita at midnight whilst watching the bellagio fountains. Have fun and thanks for the photos
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 20, 2015, 04:44:46 PM
Danny and Olivia having a coffee and both busy on the internet  :(
Danny with his Elvis impression, he he!
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 20, 2015, 04:50:09 PM
Fremont Street was fun, we saw the light show and went to the Mob museum, that was really interesting. Had a great steak meal at triple George grill, it was fab.
We then watched the buskers, this one guy was so funny, I nearly wet myself, you put money in his tip jar and then he danced, he danced so so bad but he was so funny.
I tipped him 3 or 4 times and Olivia filmed it, we were rolling up.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 21, 2015, 06:57:48 AM
A selfie from the hoover day,
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 21, 2015, 07:06:04 AM
The Grand Canyon the first picture is on the way to the canyon and 50 miles from absolutely anything there are a few caravans.
It must be very hot inside a caravan in the desert..........I would assume.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 21, 2015, 07:10:02 AM
I don't think I have ever took a selfie and then two in one day, what ever next.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 22, 2015, 03:43:18 PM
The convention started yesterday, went to Irina advanced distortion class. Have loads of pictures but still to put them on the computer.
Free Internet is only available in room and at starbucks so unable to post while sitting at back of class's like I usually do.
I entered the 12 minute competition last night with my new snail design. Will post pictures eventually.
Had a $9 steak meal last night and that came with a large beer all for £6 so a bargain and it was ok.

Sunset was on way home from Grand Canyon.
This was our $10 breakfast in a really posh hotel, it was very nice and a sensible price.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 22, 2015, 03:47:15 PM
Illuminated McDonalds sign, I expect only in Vegas! Olivia wanted to look in the saucy underwear shop so I kept her company ;)
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 22, 2015, 06:39:40 PM
Last nights opening ceremony, Olivia showed me a 5" rat and this was my variation.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 23, 2015, 04:36:10 PM
We went to have a look at the sideways lift in the Luxor hotel, I thought the lights in starbuck's were nice.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 23, 2015, 04:38:13 PM
The cereal package was fun and we think genuine.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 23, 2015, 04:48:16 PM
Instructors telling the attendees what to expect and a few balloons from around the convention,
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 23, 2015, 04:51:11 PM
Last few for a while, sitting in the back of a marketing class.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 23, 2015, 04:57:23 PM
I just loaded up the pictures onto the computer from the camera, yesterday I took 996 photo's :o
Mind you it was the fashion and costume show last night, I think there were 30 entries.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 23, 2015, 05:29:57 PM
We watched a couple of acts at circus circus, a very nice glass shop. Our hotel and convention base, looks nice from the outside.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 24, 2015, 05:26:24 PM
A few more from sightseeing, the last picture is the ceiling inside the theatre for the show "O"
Someone said the show was OK but the water put them off :)
For those who do not know the whole show is based around the swimming pool ;)
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 24, 2015, 05:30:02 PM
Out fantastic view from our hotel room,
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 24, 2015, 05:33:11 PM
I made the yellow dog for the pajama party competition, it was made with a small bear head as the jam room is sponsored on Thursday night.
I missed them calling out about judging so missed entering it, oops!
The beaver was made in the 12 minute competition.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 24, 2015, 06:10:50 PM
The last picture is Daniel, Fudd on the forum. I always enjoy chatting with Daniel and have plenty of time for him, an interesting character.
Mark Byrne enjoying one of the class's :)
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 24, 2015, 06:17:28 PM
Sam Creemens made the gun from his star wars class and the Giraffe is from Irina's stuffing technique class, there are many stuffing technique class's.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 24, 2015, 06:24:25 PM
More from twist and shout,
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 24, 2015, 06:26:38 PM
Just shown Donna how to add pictures to the forum, she will be posting some soon :)
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Tesstify on January 25, 2015, 05:23:25 PM
Looks super fun! Twisting vicariously through you guys!
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 25, 2015, 06:24:03 PM
When we went to Fremont street we looked around the mob museum which was very good and most enjoyable.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 25, 2015, 06:28:20 PM
Todays soup is beer sign and we also found a chicken sizzler on the menu that was a pork, Olivia has a picture on her ipad so I will see if she can load it here, it was funny.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 25, 2015, 06:32:32 PM
Martin showed me a very nice shark which typical me I changed about a little, I will see if I can find his version and post when I get home.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 25, 2015, 06:47:49 PM
A few pictures from the last day, there are private classes today, the hot one of the convention seems to be Matt Falloon. It will be packed. I'm sitting in the breakfast area with Diane, Donna and the rest of the girls. Rob working away on his sewing machine. Jason Seconda and one of his class's, Sam and the plane making a variation on David Brenion's rumble truck class.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 25, 2015, 06:54:17 PM
Balloon cart,
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 26, 2015, 05:19:48 PM
Sightseeing on Sunday, Olivia wanted to see the pawn shop which is a series on the TV. Danny and I had never heard of it but it was a fun afternoon.
We found the underwear shop on the way to the car park.
Steve took us there in his car, the guy wore his medallion for all the time we were in the shop so assuming he liked it.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 26, 2015, 05:22:35 PM
Balloon modelling Sunday night in Vegas, who says we do not know how to party :)
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 26, 2015, 05:25:34 PM
Still playing with that shark design,
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: magirob on January 27, 2015, 01:26:03 PM
Looks like you have all been having an amazing time out in Las Vegas, none of us are jealous whatsoever :P
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 27, 2015, 06:20:48 PM
A few more pictures from our last day sightseeing and going out for a meal to celebrate Olivia's birthday ;)
I thought this was a nifty selfie with a mirror behind Danny and Olivia.
We went to red rock canyon, it was brill!
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 27, 2015, 06:25:46 PM
A few more pictures,
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 27, 2015, 06:27:16 PM
We found some local wildlife while at red rock canyon, have a look at my facebook page to see the UFO from area 51 that we visited as well.
We were shocked.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 28, 2015, 05:08:10 PM
Just got home safe and sound, having a coffee then un packing and trying to catch up with emails etc.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: magirob on January 28, 2015, 09:24:43 PM
Welcome home Graham, looks like you had an incredible time :D
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 28, 2015, 10:19:18 PM
Quote from: "magirob"
Welcome home Graham, looks like you had an incredible time :D
Thanks Rob, it was an amazing time, here is the UFO siting from area 51 in the USA, see the stories were true.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Danny the Idiot on January 29, 2015, 11:41:49 AM
We had a fabulous time. Thank you Graham for posting these photos - he's taken a heap of photos!

 :D
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 29, 2015, 01:12:12 PM
I slept for 12 hours last night, I was shattered!
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 29, 2015, 03:44:21 PM
Some of these might be repeated, normally I post pictures in order from an event but this time did a few each day so not 100% sure what has been posted and what has not.
I wanted to have a full recollection of each day so here we go with pictures from twist and shout 2015.

Does anyone know the name of the gentleman in the picture? He dusts the Jeff Koon sculptures in the Wynn, we might have a competition to name him.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 29, 2015, 03:48:16 PM
Danny at the grand canyon :)
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 29, 2015, 03:59:51 PM
We were surprised to eventually find an exit sign inside a casino, Danny at the mob museum.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 29, 2015, 04:01:11 PM
There was a theme going on here for the hairbanders facebook page :)
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 29, 2015, 04:05:23 PM
We sat down for a drink and a chat but some were busy on the free internet at Fremont Street :(

Our favourite entertainer in Vegas, well he was Olivia's and mine, Danny was not too keen but we thought he was so funny.
I will get Olivia to upload the film we took of his act.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 30, 2015, 03:25:23 PM
While away we went to a few office pro depot stores with Janet and ended up buying a few pens,
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 30, 2015, 06:22:49 PM
Our favourite Vegas entertainer, Olivia and I loved him :D Sitting in on the master class of Irina with her advanced distortion techniques.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 30, 2015, 06:24:45 PM
The great glue that Irina recommends,
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 30, 2015, 06:27:29 PM
From the first half of the master class, a hand and a foot.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 31, 2015, 06:43:30 AM
Irina has 4 DVD's out, one was $100 and had nine hours of tuition and the others were $50 each.
The head design was shown in the second half of the master class.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 31, 2015, 06:47:00 AM
Someone in the class made a few extra pieces  :)  ;)  It made me smile.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on January 31, 2015, 06:48:57 AM
Here I am with my convention badge, the actual convention still had not started.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on February 01, 2015, 11:47:08 AM
We made a fish and double stuffed it into a green 646, when turned around made a nice head design? maybe.
Olivia made a rat and I made a variation, forgot to take a picture of Olivia's rat. This is Lily Tan holding the rat, Lily was a laugh and half.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 01, 2015, 11:49:21 AM
And finally the opening ceremony for twist and shout, Rose is in the first picture and then Suzanne Haring, both are a laugh and fun.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on February 01, 2015, 11:50:58 AM
The teachers/instructors doing workshops gave a little in sight into what their class's would include and pictures from the headband competition,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 02, 2015, 09:19:13 AM
Olivia sitting in the front row for the hairband competition,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 02, 2015, 09:20:55 AM
More hairband competition pieces,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 02, 2015, 09:23:29 AM
The hairband competition was on after the 3 minute and 12 minute comp but as I entered the 12 minute competition the pictures were taken in the wrong order.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Danny the Idiot on February 02, 2015, 09:33:34 AM
It was the first time of a Hairband competition at T&S. 15 minutes to make a sculpture on a hairband. Then the public voted for their favourite one.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: FuDD on February 03, 2015, 02:25:04 AM
Graham you sir are a camera wielding beast!! And I mean that in all the good ways! Compared to my 3 photos of some balloons I made and 6 of the backs of balloon artist while trying to set up Phileas's piece on the strip lol! Excited too that you got a shot of my little "cute" thingy...Should have put that one in the small contest instead of the bug!


Edited in: I went on a tangent and wanted to say although Vegas was a blast I did not get the chance to spend as much time as I was used to as in Phx/St. Louis where you did not have all the shows/food/drinking/gambling too do. It was a blast just much harder to chill and talk etc.


 I have to say these events and TnS in particular have opened up so many doors for me. Its a push to keep learning and growing. Its also a chance to reconnect with your peers and heroes and make some amazing friendships. All while learning and having a good time and being able to write it all off come tax season!  

 Who knows where and what I would be doing these days without balloons and the people in this community.

 My fondest and most special time I have had in all my balloon con. experiences is still the day I got to spend with Donna (Spunkybeans) Graham and Danny. Exploring a suburb of St. Louis and its neat shops with touristy Amish goods! Having some of the best lunch and visiting Ickle Pickles basement Magic shop. I look up to all three of you so much and feel so very special to have had that time with you.

 My good friend Martin Lemure has been a roomie of mine at 3 events so far... two of those I would not have been able to afford to go had it not been for his generosity and friendship, and his lower than normal room fee!!

 These type of things, this generosity and willingness to share and build each other up is inspiring and I can not wait to do the same for others. In these same ways and any other way I can... If I can do anything for any of you please just ask. Ill try my best.


 Please everyone try to get out there and involved in the community and at live events it just might change your life.

It has and continues to change mine.

I am so very thankful to all of you!!
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on February 03, 2015, 10:38:09 AM
Quote from: "FuDD"
My fondest and most special time I have had in all my balloon con. experiences is still the day I got to spend with Donna (Spunkybeans) Graham and Danny. Exploring a suburb of St. Louis and its neat shops with touristy Amish goods! Having some of the best lunch and visiting Ickle Pickles basement Magic shop. I look up to all three of you so much and feel so very special to have had that time with you.
I remember that day with fondness as well Daniel, one that will stay in the memory banks for ever :)
I still have hundreds more pictures to post as I took thousands at the event, I will hunt out the pictures I took of you and your sculptures.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on February 03, 2015, 10:43:01 AM
Still the hairbands competition,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 03, 2015, 11:04:18 AM
These are still the hairbands,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 03, 2015, 11:06:42 AM
Still hairbands,
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Post by: nippy99 on February 03, 2015, 07:18:55 PM
Thanks for posting all these photos - it is the next best thing to being there!
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on February 03, 2015, 10:18:59 PM
Quote from: "nippy99"
it is the next best thing to being there!
I would think nothing comes close to actually being there Darren, it's a little like being at a care & share day with all the fun and excitement...... times by 10
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on February 03, 2015, 10:21:28 PM
The last of the hairbands and then we move onto the 3 minute competition, you get a set amount of time to make the sculptures but I forget how long.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on February 03, 2015, 10:23:04 PM
Still the 3 minute pieces,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 03, 2015, 10:26:00 PM
You are not allowed to touch the entries and I think it un fair that the balloons are not stood up or those making them held them for 15 minutes while people voted.
Some look completely different being held to thrown on a table.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on February 06, 2015, 11:25:34 AM
More from the 12 minute competition,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 06, 2015, 11:27:47 AM
I'm amazed at what some people can make in 12 minutes,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 06, 2015, 11:29:33 AM
Plenty joined in with the competitions,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 07, 2015, 11:27:15 AM
All from the 12 minute competition,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 07, 2015, 11:33:54 AM
I made the two snails racing for my entry,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 08, 2015, 10:29:59 AM
Still on the 12 minute competition,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 08, 2015, 10:47:32 AM
Going onto the pajama party on the Wed night,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 08, 2015, 10:49:04 AM
Nancy having fun at the party :)
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 09, 2015, 10:14:37 AM
Playing in the jam room,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 09, 2015, 10:16:18 AM
At the pajama party,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 09, 2015, 10:18:25 AM
More from the first night,
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on February 10, 2015, 09:33:44 AM
There were a few competitions in the jam room, I made the yellow dog and was waiting to enter it when the announced the winner.
I must have missed the entry time, probably too busy chatting.
Title: Re: Twist & Shout 2015
Post by: Graham Lee on February 10, 2015, 09:36:26 AM
Some go to town on their pajama wear,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 10, 2015, 09:38:37 AM
The last pictures from the pajama party, the next will be from the class's on Thursday.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 11, 2015, 02:57:26 PM
I started off in Stretch's class with insects and then moved along to see what Ralph Dewy was making with the hip technique,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 11, 2015, 02:59:46 PM
From Ralph I then went along to see Sam Creemans and his muzzle head buddies, I think that was what the class was called, I'd better check though.
His class was very popular,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 11, 2015, 03:01:23 PM
More from Sam's class.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 12, 2015, 09:52:03 AM
More from Sam's class.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 12, 2015, 09:54:22 AM
I was nipping from class to class and went back to get some pictures from Ralph's class again once he had finished.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 12, 2015, 09:58:33 AM
Then it was back into Stretch's bugs and insects workshop to see the final sculptures, these were the three workshops going on at the same time.
For the first time Twist and Shout did not have the $5 per class rule, this was very handy for me to flit in and out and to get a taste and feel for everyone's workshops.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 13, 2015, 08:55:38 AM
Last ones from Bugs and insects,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 13, 2015, 08:57:41 AM
I looked in on Todd Neufeld's class and Irina with her flower garden workshop,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 13, 2015, 08:59:29 AM
From Irina's workshop,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 13, 2015, 06:45:23 PM
Lily Tan, now she was a laugh and excellent workshops. Swapping idea's, my dolphin for Martin's shark :)
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 13, 2015, 06:46:51 PM
Her workshop was very popular and pretty full.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 13, 2015, 06:49:17 PM
There were tips on artwork, I only quickly looked in on John Watkins workshops about improving your income and how to get more work.
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Post by: Daniel M on February 13, 2015, 07:19:19 PM
Quote from: "Graham Lee"
There were tips on artwork, I only quickly looked in on John Watkins workshops about improving your income and how to get more work.
Super distortion.  What balloons were make the legs?
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 14, 2015, 10:20:38 AM
Quote from: "Daniel M"
Quote from: "Graham Lee"
There were tips on artwork, I only quickly looked in on John Watkins workshops about improving your income and how to get more work.
Super distortion.  What balloons were make the legs?
Not 100% sure now Daniel, how about trying a 260 for foot and lower leg and a 350 for the upper thigh and then do a 260 for foot, 350 lower leg and 646 for upper thigh.
I expect it would depend on what size sculpture you are attaching it onto that would also be a factor.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 14, 2015, 10:24:22 AM
Lily was very funny and even roped Guido into helping her during the workshop.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 14, 2015, 10:26:41 AM
Martin and his 3 minute shark entry into the competition, this is the one that inspired me to have a play with a few ideas on the shark.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 14, 2015, 10:42:50 AM
Willie Monroe and the start of his workshop, I must look into getting Willie over to lecture in the UK, he has a wealth of information to share.
I think the batman mask was made in Stretch's workshop.
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Post by: Danny the Idiot on February 14, 2015, 07:00:29 PM
Willie Monroe's lecture was Balloon Magic for beginners. It was really good and I learnt a lot from the simple tweaks on basic magic ideas he has. Willie has won the T&S stage competition about four times - so he knows what he is talking about! :D
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 15, 2015, 10:30:17 AM
The next few pictures are from the costume and dress fashion show,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 15, 2015, 10:32:30 AM
There were two penguin costumes in the show,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 15, 2015, 10:34:22 AM
This dress was in the costume show, I really liked this.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 16, 2015, 08:21:31 PM
I loved the black dress, even more so when someone wore it, pictures to follow later of that.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 16, 2015, 08:22:57 PM
There were some fun competition pieces.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 16, 2015, 08:25:16 PM
I was lucky to walk around the dressing room where all the costumes were sitting before the evening show to get these pictures.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 18, 2015, 07:58:34 AM
Debbie Stevens adding the last touches to her dress design,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 18, 2015, 08:04:23 AM
A few more from the dress and costume show,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 18, 2015, 08:06:22 AM
I did play around with Martin's shark design, Olivia will have to remind me what she thought the spot light was.
It was a funny moment but has slipped my mind at the moment,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 19, 2015, 07:34:43 AM
The judges for the fashion and costume show,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 19, 2015, 07:36:00 AM
A few pictures from the show,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 19, 2015, 07:48:53 AM
It was a little tricky to get some good shots of the models walking down the cat walk,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 23, 2015, 08:10:55 PM
More from the show,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 23, 2015, 08:13:57 PM
Possibly my favorite dress of the event, the spinning top dress.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 23, 2015, 08:15:47 PM
Glad the Vegas sign was there to get some better pictures,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 25, 2015, 10:08:02 AM
There was a small break from the fashion show and then it was the costume show,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 25, 2015, 10:10:11 AM
Some of the costumes had trouble getting up the narrow stairs to the stage,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 25, 2015, 10:11:47 AM
It was a fun night, congratulations to all that entered.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 26, 2015, 09:40:14 AM
Still on the costume show pictures,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 26, 2015, 09:41:41 AM
There were two penguin costumes entered this year,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 26, 2015, 09:43:16 AM
So many more pictures to post, I think this will take a while.
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Post by: Kenny on February 26, 2015, 10:04:01 AM
Some amazing ideas there Graham, thanks for posting!! ;)
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 27, 2015, 09:28:57 AM
The last costume caused a bit of a stir, it did light up as well.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 27, 2015, 09:31:50 AM
Not quite sure how these pictures of the dogs got into the sequence of the fashion and costume show,
assuming something went wrong when I downloaded the pictures.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 27, 2015, 09:40:31 AM
The better pictures of the costumes and dress's are coming up as they all came out and stood in front of the Vegas Twist and Shout sign.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 28, 2015, 03:59:56 PM
I thought the dress could have gone into the fashion show rather than the costume show, I really liked it.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 28, 2015, 04:01:02 PM
It was a fun night,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 28, 2015, 04:02:31 PM
Little Red Riding hood was a fun costume as well.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 28, 2015, 04:39:39 PM
I still have plenty more pictures to post from Twist and Shout 2015.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 28, 2015, 04:41:12 PM
Still plenty more to go,
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 28, 2015, 04:42:31 PM
I wonder who this is filming me filming them, he he!
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 28, 2015, 04:44:03 PM
And someone with a big grin on their face, this is Sam if you were unsure.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 28, 2015, 05:13:59 PM
The jam room full and some of my favourite balloon ladies sitting behind me at the Mark Byrne adult balloon workshop, Suzzete, Donna and Diana.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 28, 2015, 08:58:32 PM
From Mark Byrne's adult workshop, it was not adult as many of us had thought it would be. Mark showed Monsiour Siegfried's hat design.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 28, 2015, 09:00:48 PM
Stickers, you even love them or hate them.................and I ???? them. ;)
David Brenion and his rumble truck class.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 28, 2015, 09:03:37 PM
Some of the competition pieces coming together for later on in the week.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 01, 2015, 09:45:14 AM
Peter Johns talking about marketing in his workshop, Eric Wienstein getting his large sculpture competition ready.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 01, 2015, 09:48:33 AM
The sign around the hotel promoting the convention, Lily Tan with her class and Ralph explaining how to make the helicopter blades rotate with the motor.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 01, 2015, 09:51:52 AM
I think the flowers were from Lily Tan's workshop, Diane and her American football hairband and the balloons in the dark room.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 01, 2015, 10:03:44 AM
The man sitting in the yellow shirt is Arizona Rick, not sure where he got his name from as he comes from Ohio :)
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 01, 2015, 10:07:05 AM
I have no idea what Jonathon and Janie were up to here, maybe someone lost a bet?
The start of Mark Byrne's workshop with what he does best.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 01, 2015, 11:45:52 AM
Mark showing designs from his DVD collection, he was moving so fast it was difficult to get pictures of everything.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 01, 2015, 11:47:25 AM
You certainly got your monies worth from Mark's workshop.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 01, 2015, 05:28:48 PM
More from Mark,
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 01, 2015, 05:30:16 PM
I do like the dinosaur, very usable in the real world.
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Post by: Danny the Idiot on March 01, 2015, 06:56:31 PM
Its great to see some of the classes I missed!  :D

There is so much going on you can't see everything.  :o
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 02, 2015, 09:37:12 AM
The end of Mark's workshop and the start of one from Irina, I did not sit in on this one, just took a few pictures.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 02, 2015, 09:39:20 AM
Every corner you walked around there was another sculpture to take a picture off, so many amazing models.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 02, 2015, 09:41:29 AM
This is Robyn holding the mouth sculpture, she kindly sent us a big list of things to see and do in Vegas when we arrived a few days early.
Thanks Robyn, it was appreciated.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 02, 2015, 03:30:41 PM
Todd Neufeld talking about making a show, the expression on his face in the second picture was fun.
David and Shanna talking about artwork, they had a very good camera set up for the explanation and close up detail.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 02, 2015, 03:34:39 PM
The many models made for the face/drawing workshop work shop. The gun was just laying around and I thought deserved having it's picture taken.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 02, 2015, 03:37:02 PM
This is Daniel, Fudd on the forum. He has a different style to many and I enjoy sitting and chatting with him when he has a few minutes.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 03, 2015, 08:55:48 AM
More from Shanna's class on artwork.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 03, 2015, 08:56:56 AM
And a few more.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 03, 2015, 08:58:43 AM
Sam made the star wars figure from a workshop he was running, I did not attend this but popped in for a photo opportunity.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 03, 2015, 09:08:37 AM
The next few pictures all seem out of order but it might be because I was flitting from one workshop to the other at the end to get a few pictures from each.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 03, 2015, 09:10:18 AM
Steve and Olivia, Steve is great company.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 03, 2015, 09:11:48 AM
Marcello, Antonio and Lily doing the pose.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 04, 2015, 09:22:04 AM
I wonder what was in the drink me bottles  ;) This looks like the early and late evening pictures.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 04, 2015, 09:23:27 AM
Waiting for the stage show to begin,
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 04, 2015, 09:25:52 AM
The stage all dressed, the judges, Willie, Suzanne and Connie, all lovely people and friends and the audience.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 04, 2015, 09:42:15 AM
Guido and Tawney had some very good jokes but I have forgotten them now, it was a fun evening though.
The first act I believe was from Israel, I did not write all the names down.
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Post by: Danny the Idiot on March 04, 2015, 11:45:09 AM
Guy Sheffer is this guys name!
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 04, 2015, 12:31:25 PM
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Guy Sheffer is this guys name!
Would you have all the other names as well Danny? There is one I remember ;)
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 04, 2015, 06:32:42 PM
This act was funny, they were pretending to be several different professions, the doctor resuscitating the monkey got us thinking about Steve :D
We then had the band with quite a few members.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 04, 2015, 06:36:08 PM
I like to think the balloon world is a little forgiving when it comes to people getting up on stage to entertain them,
it takes a lot t get up in front of your peers to do an act.
The last two pictures are of different acts, the second is Peter John and the first was someone from I think New York.
Hoping Danny may be able to fill in the names here.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 04, 2015, 06:39:48 PM
The first picture was an act exasperated with the mess left in the jam room, we then had an act from the UK. His name escapes me at the moment, I do remember that he was going to have a photo shoot with the dog the next morning and it went missing, someone took the dog and no one had a clue who took it :(
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Post by: Danny the Idiot on March 04, 2015, 11:26:56 PM
Annabelle Tan was the lady with the jobs.
Can't recall the guy from New York's name - sorry.
Wendy Leahy was the balloon mess.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 05, 2015, 09:19:17 AM
Thanks Danny, I will get in touch with Patty and see if I can get a list of all entries, winners etc for the whole of twist and shout.
I did write everything down but have misplaced the paperwork at the moment, perhaps when I have a good tidy up I will find it.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 05, 2015, 09:21:44 AM
The last from the stage show, the last act came on to film songs with different balloon sculptures and accessories.
Went over very well with the American audience and I enjoyed it as well.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 05, 2015, 09:23:40 AM
This is Larry ans I loved his name badge, the start of the competition entries.
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Post by: Danny the Idiot on March 05, 2015, 11:24:02 AM
From the stage competition there were eleven entries.

Pictured above was a Japanese girl whose name I don't know. Then Arizona Rick, and Mandana Moshrefzadeh - who won 1st place and people's choice.

Also Andrea Noel competed too, no photos were allowed. She came in at 2nd place.

And then myself with the Giant Balloon dog - 3rd place WHOO!  :D
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 05, 2015, 07:54:21 PM
The large sculptures,
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 05, 2015, 07:56:05 PM
This is Eric's large sculpture entry,
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 05, 2015, 07:57:48 PM
Eric's skateboard and Dustin's large entry,
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 06, 2015, 08:40:33 AM
Rupert (Phylias Flash) made the gambling scene and Mike Blumenthal the groot.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 06, 2015, 08:42:33 AM
Jack Mattson made the fairy scene,
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 06, 2015, 08:44:22 AM
Matt Falloon made the mad hatter scene,
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 06, 2015, 04:53:43 PM
The handle in the sword had some nice detail,
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 06, 2015, 04:55:47 PM
The bike had some lovely touches, many enter all the competitions so run out of time or have to rush the last few hours as they run out of time.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 06, 2015, 04:58:20 PM
So can anyone work out the last picture?
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Post by: Areyouhappydad on March 06, 2015, 06:07:45 PM
Still loving all of see photos.
I reckon the last one is a hermit crab or similar.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 06, 2015, 06:11:42 PM
Quote from: "Areyouhappydad"
Still loving all of see photos.
I reckon the last one is a hermit crab or similar.
It is where the scene is placed and with what the balloons were inflated with to make it work.
I will post more pictures tomorrow for the answer.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 07, 2015, 08:19:27 AM
Here is the reason, and some un-inflated competition pieces,
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 07, 2015, 08:20:59 AM
More from the in-inflated section,
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 07, 2015, 08:22:17 AM
I liked the "And a child cries"
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Post by: Danny the Idiot on March 07, 2015, 02:20:42 PM
The chocolate & fruit house won the uninflated competition and was made by the incredibly talented Rie Hosokai from Japan.

Check out her website for more amazing stuff.... http://http://www.daisyballoon.com/
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Post by: Danny the Idiot on March 07, 2015, 02:26:06 PM
I also liked the "...And a child cries",  I believe this was by Todd Neufeld.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 07, 2015, 04:15:45 PM
Some of the work and time involved in making some of these un-inflated pieces is amazing.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 07, 2015, 04:17:48 PM
I had forgotten about some of these pieces so it's been nice posting them and re-visiting the twist and shout pictures.
The goldfish sculpture did move around in a circle,
for me the problem was the fish were swimming backwards although I do not think many noticed they were going the wrong way.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 07, 2015, 04:20:19 PM
Still the un-inflated.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 07, 2015, 04:22:42 PM
These are from the medium competition.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 08, 2015, 09:44:15 AM
More from the medium sculpture competition.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 08, 2015, 09:45:34 AM
A very nice Thomas design.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 08, 2015, 09:46:51 AM
A few more.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 08, 2015, 06:39:13 PM
This sculpture was interesting, a little like the channel four logo that eventually blends in to read the channel name.
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Post by: belleque on March 08, 2015, 06:57:55 PM
Thanks so much for posting all of these!  I looked at all of them in one sitting!  Wish I could have made it this year!  I'm trying to sort out how to make the rainbow headband with the balloons that just have a "Puff" of air in them.  I can't seem to attach them without making a mess of it!
Thanks again!   :D
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 08, 2015, 07:01:14 PM
Trying to post these pictures asap as I think I'm not half way through yet.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 08, 2015, 07:03:49 PM
I was rather taken by the elephants, there were some problems if we are looking at this from a judging point of view but I went back a couple of times to view.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 09, 2015, 08:41:36 AM
The sheep had some very interesting eyes.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 09, 2015, 08:43:52 AM
Colin made the carriage that won the medium sculpture prize.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 09, 2015, 08:47:05 AM
And my claim to fame with the winning sculpture was that I cleared the way from tower two of Harrah's to tower one where twist and shout was held so that Colin could carry the model safely through the gambling crowds.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 09, 2015, 08:48:47 AM
More pictures.
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Post by: colin myles on March 09, 2015, 01:33:07 PM
Yes Graham was my minder through the crowds of gamblers, I cannot now remember Graham
I did give you 50% of my prize didn't I  :D
Thanks for posting all the photos they are bringing back great memories, but also lots of photos
I am seeing that I did not see at the event, there was just so much going on every day
                                                                                       Colin
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 09, 2015, 03:58:26 PM
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I cannot now remember Graham
I did give you 50% of my prize didn't I  :D
I look forward to the 50%, did you win 4 bags of 260's?
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Post by: colin myles on March 09, 2015, 06:58:00 PM
Okay Graham, you decide, 50% of my prize or one pint of beer
whichever you think is greater  ;)
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 10, 2015, 08:40:47 AM
Quote from: "colin myles"
Okay Graham, you decide, 50% of my prize or one pint of beer
whichever you think is greater  ;)
I will sit and take a beer with you Colin :)
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 10, 2015, 08:42:34 AM
I thought the carrot car was a fun piece and would make people smile.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 10, 2015, 08:47:49 AM
Some of the pieces seemed as though a whole can of balloon shine had been used or the piece had been over polished.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 10, 2015, 08:48:57 AM
The laying down sculpture is a sheep,
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 10, 2015, 11:04:34 PM
From the medium sculpture competition and un-inflated.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 10, 2015, 11:07:00 PM
I think this is the model Daniel needed a copy of.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 10, 2015, 11:08:37 PM
Still plenty more pictures to put onto the forum.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 11, 2015, 08:45:06 AM
It was difficult to get pictures of everything as there was so much going on. The last picture is the start of the Jason Sekonda distortion class.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 11, 2015, 08:47:49 AM
This is Jason.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 11, 2015, 08:52:18 AM
I was sitting at the back of David and Shanna's art workshop and one of the competitors for the fashion show, or it may have been Marie had run out of pink and white, a little ask and quite a few from the class had volunteered some stock for the dress to be finished off. What a lovely group of people those in the balloon world are.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 11, 2015, 08:54:13 AM
This is Rupert trying to get me to donate my laptop to him after I had just given him my edding 750 ;)  :)
Artwork from the workshop.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 11, 2015, 09:39:30 PM
Todd with his second class workshop.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 11, 2015, 09:40:56 PM
When I was making the shark at this point I thought it looked like a helicopter.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 11, 2015, 09:43:38 PM
I just showed Andrew how to make the origami rose and caught them practicing. Daniel sitting at the back of a workshop and David's rumble trucks.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 11, 2015, 09:46:13 PM
More of the rumble trucks.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 12, 2015, 08:53:42 AM
And no David is not smoking a joint during the workshop :)
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 12, 2015, 09:03:23 AM
Last few from the rumble truck workshop.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 12, 2015, 09:05:59 AM
Walking around the competition pieces again. This is Andrea behind her aquarium sculpture.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 12, 2015, 09:11:59 AM
I went to look at the large sculptures when it was a little quieter so I could get some better pictures.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 13, 2015, 09:28:58 AM
The picture Rupert used to make his sculpture,
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 13, 2015, 09:31:00 AM
Jason in his second workshop about upselling and making a general sculpture super sized.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 13, 2015, 09:32:14 AM
More from Jason,
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 13, 2015, 09:34:40 AM
Rob hard at work on his sewing machine making some adjustments to his balchunas bags. Sam made the plane after sitting in on David's rumble truck workshop.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 13, 2015, 05:03:22 PM
Playing with geo's and I expect I will never be able to re-create these shoes again.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 13, 2015, 05:09:49 PM
A nice bright set up for the moving balloon artiste, more from Jason.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 14, 2015, 09:15:11 AM
David and his Minnie rumble truck, Derek Wong made the princess with the distorted face.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 14, 2015, 09:16:59 AM
The competition room.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 14, 2015, 09:18:24 AM
Antonio and his balloon tie.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 14, 2015, 09:19:49 AM
The banquet night, the food was very good.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 14, 2015, 06:25:54 PM
The first picture is quick links being blown around in a circle, it was a nice effect, some of my winning raffle tickets.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 14, 2015, 06:28:27 PM
Ted and Betty, Jason Seconda and the broken pump award and Jan Iiams.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 14, 2015, 07:48:22 PM
We then went onto the awards section, I did make a note of all the winners in my twist and shout note pad but when we got back from America I tore all the pages out as we gave the note pad away in our February raffle competition. And guess what I have miss-placed all the notes I took while in America, oops. Hoping to find them sometime soon around the house.

I remember that Antonio won the 3 minute ad 12 minute competition, I believe this is amazing Scott but not sure what he won.
Willie Monroe in the red suit being part of the cabaret.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 14, 2015, 07:51:46 PM
More winners but at the moment not sure what they won, now where are my notes?
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Post by: Thelma Levett on March 14, 2015, 10:06:42 PM
Love the geo shoes you showed.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 15, 2015, 09:27:28 AM
Quote from: "Thelma Levett"
Love the geo shoes you showed.
Thanks Thelma, trouble is trying to re-create it next time.

I also remember Debbie Stevens won "The Gristy Award" in memory of David Grist.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 15, 2015, 09:29:27 AM
Guido with the heart he made during his stage show.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 15, 2015, 09:32:15 AM
I had a jam session on the Sunday morning with the guy in the first picture but un fortunately have forgotten his name.
It's an age thing? well not really, I have always struggled on names.
The second picture, there was a mistake made with one of the balloon competitions, names were put against a wrong picture and they were just making sure the correct award went to the correct person, I thought the two people involved handled it very well.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 16, 2015, 09:11:07 AM
These are the winners from the un-inflated competition, Rie Hosokai, the lady on the right in the picture was placed first.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 16, 2015, 09:13:48 AM
I think this is the small sculpture competition and from memory I believe Matt Falloon in the pale blue suit was placed first.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 16, 2015, 09:14:24 AM
This is Niels Duinker who I had not seen since working in China a few years back,
I really enjoyed his 15 minute spot and thought he had an excellent way with himself and the audience.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 16, 2015, 09:20:32 AM
The winners of the medium sculpture competition, Colin Myles won and Andrea Noel was placed second, will update third when I get the details.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 16, 2015, 09:23:53 AM
The winners of the large sculpture, Dustin Query was placed first, Rupert second and Michael third.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 16, 2015, 09:26:12 AM
The other picture I posted for Debbie Stevens was the award for winning the dress competition in the fashion show, this is Debbie with the gristy award.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 16, 2015, 09:26:59 AM
The stage completion winners,
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 16, 2015, 09:29:05 AM
Dustin was awarded top twister of the year,
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 16, 2015, 09:30:26 AM
Betallic awarded the inspiration prize for the first time and it was awarded to Irina, all these awards I'm doing from memory till I find my notes.
So some may not be correct, waiting to get the full list from Patty and Royal.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 16, 2015, 09:31:21 AM
All the winners in a final group photo.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 16, 2015, 09:51:42 AM
Some pictures from the Saturday night after the banquet dinner, Rie and Colin, Antonio and Stretch, Danny.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 16, 2015, 09:54:08 AM
Antonio and Rie, on the next post is another picture of them with Rie holding her hand out and pointing. I think a little too much drink might have been involved here.
It seemed funny at the time :)
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 16, 2015, 09:56:36 AM
Some lovely memories.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 16, 2015, 09:25:54 PM
Olivia at the bar again ;)  I thought the badge on this lady was nice, it read "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened"
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 16, 2015, 09:30:56 PM
The jam room after the banquet, the last few hours.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 17, 2015, 09:12:06 AM
Sam and Tristen, Steve making his competition piece for the last night, you had to use the same type of balloon, so Steve was working with hearts.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 17, 2015, 09:13:49 AM
And the winner is...................
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 17, 2015, 09:15:55 AM
I liked the way the bike was held together and the look although this is not seen to good in the picture.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 17, 2015, 06:30:08 PM
Breakfast on Sunday morning with Marcello and Danny and then some twisting with my ladies of latex ;)  :)
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 17, 2015, 06:31:27 PM
It was a very enjoyable morning.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 17, 2015, 06:33:22 PM
Diane and Diana, I could do that joke that I used earlier, double "D"  :) Made me smile.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 18, 2015, 08:10:30 AM
I'd better not say what Idea I discussed with Diane about her little snowman figure  :)
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 18, 2015, 08:12:47 AM
I had not seen the astronaut design before.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 18, 2015, 08:14:52 AM
Quite a few people popped along and joined in the jam, it was a fun Sunday morning come afternoon. Lily made her doll/princess.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 18, 2015, 08:18:17 AM
Some artwork going onto Lily's princess.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 18, 2015, 05:14:26 PM
A variety of items were made.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 18, 2015, 05:16:02 PM
I think some had just come back from Matt Falloon's private class and were making variations on a theme.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 18, 2015, 05:22:40 PM
We were getting ready to visit the pawn shop that is on the TV, Olivia was very keen on seeing the store in person.
Olivia made the little bird.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 18, 2015, 05:24:47 PM
The finished medallion and on our walk to the car park, Steve was kind to give us a lift down the strip to the pawn shop.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 19, 2015, 12:22:19 AM
Patty has just sent me the full list of winners and I think a link through to the sculptures on balloonHQ so you can see them.

Costume
People's Choice: Glen LaValley, Ogre
3rd Place: Emily Strunk, Butterfly
2nd Place: Junko Niiyamo, Little Red Riding Hood
1st Place: Glen LaValley, Ogre

Fashion
People's Choice: Debbie Stevens
3rd Place: Yukari Obayashi
2nd Place: Emi Jingu
1sr Place: Debbie Stevens

Stage Entertainment Competition
People's Choice: Mandana Moshrefzadeh
3rd Place: Danny Schlesinger
2nd Place: Andrea Noel
1st Place: Mandana Moshrefzadeh

Three Minute Artistic Sculpture
3rd Place: Fred Harshberger, Rose
2nd Place: Scott Nichols, Gun
1st Place: Antonio Becares Rodriguez, Twisted toy

Twelve Minute Artistic Sculpture
3rd Place: Derek Wong, Beaver
2nd Place: Dustin Queary, Dragon
1st Place: Antonio Rodruguez, Butterfly

Hairband Artistic Sculpture
3rd Place: Holly Hopper
2nd Place: Carolynn Hayman
1st Place: Dominic Hunter

Uninflated Artistic Figure
3rd Place: Kristal Yee, Teddy Bear
2nd Place: Janis Hastings
1st Place: Rie Hosokai, Sweet House

Small Artistic Figure
3rd Place: David Lima, Feeding Jonah
2nd Place: Nancy Dalton, The Black Sheep
1st Place: Matt Falloon, Feeding the Family

Medium Artistic Figure
3rd Place: Emi Jingu, Happy Toy
2nd Place: Andrea Noel, Life Aquatic
1st Place: Colin Myles, Princess Carriage

Large Artistic Sculpture
3rd Place: Mike Blumenthal, I am Balloon
2nd Place: Phileas Flash, Balloon Dogs Playing Poker
1st Place: Dustin Queary, How to Train Your Dragon

David Grist Memorial Award: Debbie Stevens

Top Twister: Dustin Queary
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 19, 2015, 12:23:50 AM
Looks like the links only work from my email, does anyone know if I can add those links here without sitting and doing them all manually?
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 19, 2015, 08:50:55 AM
At the pawn shop, I liked the look of the bikes along the strip. They took a while to decide what the balloon medallion was worth :)
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 19, 2015, 08:53:48 AM
More from the shop.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 19, 2015, 08:58:21 AM
We were in the shop for about 30 minutes and on the way out he was still wearing the medallion.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 19, 2015, 09:03:10 AM
We then went out to eat along the road next to the Flamingo hotel, it was a very nice meal and a nice restaurant suggested by Steve.
This was the night of the no balloon dinner but we were a little late back from the pawn shop so when we found the restaurant they were in it was very busy and so so LOUD, you could hardly hear yourself talk to the person sitting next to you so we decided to go elsewhere and Steve's suggestion was excellent, there were six of us, Steve, Danny, Steve, Olivia, myself and the person who makes the naughty balloons and costumes, old what's his name?
Pictures of the meal to follow,
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 20, 2015, 10:51:51 AM
It was very touristy but nice as well, the road between the Flamingo and Harrah's I believe.
The light fitting of clouds looked very balloony, the window was open and a band was playing, for the picture they were on a break.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 20, 2015, 10:54:43 AM
The pie was rather large but very very tasty, we did a few balloons after and it was interesting to see how the American's busked and the tips.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 20, 2015, 10:56:38 AM
Playing around with a snail design,
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 20, 2015, 10:58:05 AM
Some people went off to see the Matt Falloon private class, well this is on the way back actually with all designs on the hairband.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 20, 2015, 07:09:20 PM
Jamming away Sunday night at Harrah's.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 20, 2015, 07:10:34 PM
Michael was very keen on adding lights to his sculptures.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 20, 2015, 07:11:50 PM
The naughty monkey's, the next post is more detailed so look away if easily offended.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 20, 2015, 10:29:38 PM
The naughty monkeys and Olivia recovering from a late night at the bar and red rock canyon. This was a great day out and I enjoyed it more than the grand canyon.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 21, 2015, 09:20:58 AM
Pictures from red rock canyon which is only about a 20 minute drive out from Vegas.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 21, 2015, 09:22:40 AM
The pictures do not do justice to the wonder of red rock canyon.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 21, 2015, 09:26:14 AM
On the fist picture of the rock can you see the coloured spots :(  Look closely as it is chewing gum.
Marcello striding out down the steep slopes.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 21, 2015, 09:28:33 AM
I think we got the good picture of Marcelo jumping.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 21, 2015, 09:31:49 AM
Jilly took a chance on the rock and then we were lucky to find the lost snails of red rock canyon, what were the chances of them being there on the same day as we were.

We were so lucky to see these and get pictures.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 21, 2015, 03:58:50 PM
Then we found the elusive area 51 and saw a flying saucer that America have always denied. See we now have the evidence.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 21, 2015, 04:01:06 PM
The buggies were different and the flowers on the cactus were very nice, lucky we caught them in bloom.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 21, 2015, 04:16:38 PM
A close up of the buggies on the way back from red rock canyon.
We then went back to downtown Vegas to have a meal at this lovey restaurant that we had a meal earlier in the week, as they say you should not go back.
It was not as nice :(  but the company was lovely.
A nice selfie using the mirror and a pretty posh easy rider push bike.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 22, 2015, 09:41:39 AM
I loved the simplicity of the bike stand, if I get a few minutes I think I will make one.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 22, 2015, 09:48:55 AM
Olivia and I had so much fun with the parking meter, it was a charity box but was next to a major road crossing so we we're putting money in and saying we cant believe we have to pay to cross the road. It was late at night and this slightly drunk person was trying to explain to us it was free to cross the road but Olivia and I were having none of that and kept putting our small change in. Probably does not read funny but we were there quite a time until we eventually believed him that it was OK to cross the road. A funny moment :)

The teapot, Willie, Olivia and I were at the bar and had between us about 7/8 balloons, we each added a separate piece or made a twist, then passed it on and this is what came out of it.

The sugar factory that Janet and her husband took us to on Tuesday morning the day of our flight out.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 22, 2015, 09:51:18 AM
Inside the sugar factory, I bought a brilliant mug that I have been using at home.
I think my shake was coconut and mango.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 22, 2015, 10:06:41 AM
My mug is in the bag, I will get a picture and post later. Being dropped off at the airport and making some balloons for the check in staff that helped us, we even got some free drinks tickets. We thought great but the flight from Vegas to LA was so short they were not serving drinks so we could not use but it was the thought that counted and we had a lovely 15 minutes with the Delta check in ladies, it was fun.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 22, 2015, 08:38:10 PM
At the airport and what you would always see...........a car and light aircraft in the departure lounge.
Making some balloons for the people working in the coffee shop, we only had a few balloons on us now.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 22, 2015, 08:41:54 PM
Our plane for the first leg, Vegas to LA, we are pleased now we booked to go slightly out our way with our one stop over ticket,
the other choice was New York or Chicago which both ended up with 3/4 days of delays due to the snow fall.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 23, 2015, 09:37:27 AM
Here we go then......................the last two pictures from our Vegas 2015 adventure, the mug I bought from sugar factory.
It is really nice and chunky, one of the nicest mugs I have owned.
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Post by: Danny the Idiot on March 23, 2015, 01:09:12 PM
Thank you Graham for posting all these photos.

Some really great memories from a wonderful trip!

 :D