College students generally juggle a lot. Term papers, part-time jobs, bong hits, parental expectations, binge drinking, library sexy time and more. The artist currently known as Lo-Lo Flamingo one upped most though, teaching herself to juggle hacky sacks as a way to relieve stress.
“I’ve always enjoyed crafting, and I used to hand sew hacky sacks. I just happened to have three of them sitting around one day when I needed a mental break. It took a while, but I figured out the basic juggling pattern and then invented a few tricks. I went to college at Kansas State University, and I soon found out that there was a juggling club on campus.”
Three became four, four became five, you get the picture. Eight years later, Lo-Lo is a full-time traveling performer who has added unicycling, burlesque and even fire to her impressive repertoire. In keeping with the 1920s circus theme of DFW closing night, 303 Magazine is uber-proud to present a special performance by Flamingo in the flesh. You can bet it won’t be so-so.
“In addition to all of the crazy juggling and unicycling stunts, I’ll actually solve a Rubik’s Cube in the show!”
George Peele enjoys strapping on height enhancers and aurally ambushing strangers. He is Music Features Editor for 303’s print edition. Peruse his March Swayback profile, or catch him in kangaroo shoes at DFW closing night. Follow Peele on Twitter: @Orangepeelmoses. Avatar image courtesy Jonathan Shoup.