Two days after Jordan and Janek arrived in Austin we had in the works a slackline fundraiser promoting the sport and helping us out with a little gas money for the tour. Faith was organizing this thing for a long time before we arrived, and had already put a lot of work into it.
We had flyers, paid for renting 60 chairs from the local high-school, and bought food for snacks for guests. Faith organized the band "Aciable Austin" too.
Flyers (design by Faith, photos by Jordan)
On Saturday, the 13th of November, early in the morning we started setting up everything for the event. On Friday we also had to take care of a bunch of errands such as picking up the chairs and video projector for the presentation. We set up 4 slacklines, improvized the screen for the movies from a bed sheet, set up all the lights, and carried wood to the fire pit.
Some people came in the afternoon to try slacklining, and the kids loved it; many people went home wanting to buy slacklines. We had group of young kids trying slacklining like crazy all day long. Some of them were really talented!
At about 6.00pm people slowly were filling up the place.
We were surprised how many people came. We helped people on the lines, even in the dark, presented our movies and slide-shows, and answered multiple questions.
All three of us had great time, met a lot of nice people, and enjoyed the nice live music. Thank you to everyone who helped making this possible! Big thanks to Faith, Sonora, Linda Dickey and all the people who came. We got quite of bit of help for our trip. We are really happy and excited about moving forward. Moab, here we come!
Peace & SlackOn!