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Stevethomas
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Well, if it doesn't rain tomorrow (and there's a good chance it'll be rained out for the first time in 11 years)...I'll be ballooning (my own booth, selling 'em) for 8 to 9 hours. Usually turns out to be around 800-900 balloons total (some are multi-balloon creations, of course), and I blow 'em by mouth. Occasionally, I can leave my wife there while I use the facilities (read: use the porta-potty) or grab a quick lunch, and she uses my Balloon Buddies floor pump.

Remade my menu board so it's magnetic, so I can move things and take things away at whaever venue I want. Nice idea...anybody else ever use that magnetic paint, and print their balloon designs on magnetic paper stock?

I wanna make some cash tomorrow...wish me luck! Will probably busk some Svengali decks, too!

Steve
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Hey good luck steve post how was the sale!
Stevethomas
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Festival was great. 80% chance of rain predicted. Got there around 7 a.m. to set up the tent and all the dressing for it. Rain held off, but the wind was tremendous. My tent (a 10 by 10 E-Z UP) has a 50 pound concrete tubular weight on each leg support, and the wind was still moving it. I only had one full wall (back) and 2 half walls up. The spot they had put me was in a corner of a lot, and it turned out to be a huge sandstorm spot. It was a blacktop parking lot, but sand had accumulated there, and it was awful. Ballooned from around 8-11:30, and again from 12:30-2:45...storm was coming so I packed up and got outta there! It's still going on, and so is the storm. Made over (cleared) $350, though, so I'm alright.

Steve (still digging sand out of his eyes and shorts) Thomas
Steve V
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Good deal. I was at a festival once and the wind was a'blowin'. My ez up was okay but right in the middle of the festival, I saw it, a cheaper version with straight legs shot straight up into the air about 35 feet, flew over a couple lanes, and hit another stand. Nothing else went up but that one dang unit out of hundreds.
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On 2006-04-29 15:57, Stevethomas wrote:
Made over (cleared) $350, though, so I'm alright.

Steve (still digging sand out of his eyes and shorts) Thomas


That's great dough for that amount of time, good on ya mate.

Not to mention that if you had that converted to Australian dollars you could buy Tasmania!

:)
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