If you haven’t heard, the 2nd Annual Fourth of July Blob Big Air Contest is just around the corner. It will take place on the ACE Lake using the big inflated blob toy.As one of the judges last year, I was lucky enough to get front row seats. It was quite the spectacle. Even if you aren’t much for being launched, or perhaps not weighty enough to be a launcher, watching the event live is definitely worth your time.
You may even have the opportunity to help us select a winner. Last year, the final teams were really close. The launch quality was excellent with off-the-chart height. We judges had a hard time deciding which team to select as grand champion, so we decided to let the crowd choose. And I have to say, I think they really got into it.
If you’re celebrating July 4th with ACE and you are considering competing, here are a few tips to launch you into the finals ring:
- It works best to pair a smaller person with a bigger person. The laws of gravity will be more in your favor (minimum age: 8 years old).
- Get creative – We will be judging for style, not just height.
- Warm up – There is plenty of time on Sunday to perfect your moves before the competition begins.
- Lastly, be sure your swim suit/trunks are securely fastened. You won’t be disqualified, but it could be a little embarrassing.
And last but not least, Scott’s ode to the Blob:
The Love of the Blob
By Scott Perdue
The second annual Blog Contest
Grab a partner and do your best
Flying through the air with the greatest of ease
Do a back flip if you please
This July come to ACE
and let the excitement be in your face
Embrace your goal with flair
As you are shot through the air
July 4th is the date
and let the judges decide your fate.
Be there or be square at ACE Beach on July 4.