Here in Ohio, the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival in September is a big deal for cloggers. According to the current schedule, about a dozen clogging teams will be performing, along with some square dance groups. I love events of this sort and I'm glad organizer Adam King of the Yellow Rose Cloggers keeps my team on the invite list!
Last year had an unexpected takeaway: a new way to tie shoes! After performing, I gathered my stuff and sat to the side of backstage to watch the next team perform/get sweat mopped off my face/change shoes. As I switched from clogging shoes to sneakers and started to double knot, a lady tapped me on the shoulder.
"Let me show you a better way to do that, Honey."
The lady (dancer? family member of a dancer? random audience member?) showed me her method of tying shoes and swore the shoes would not come untied on their own. Her method initially felt awkward, but I gave it a try on my sneakers and then again at the next clogging practice, then again at EVERY clogging practice or show since because IT WORKS, PEOPLE!
If anyone has a clue who this sweet lady of the Sweet Corn Festival might be, please thank her for me!
If you are headed to Millersport Sweet Corn Festival this year, I will be dancing with Fancy Free Cloggers on Saturday, Sept 5 at 6:30pm. (At some point thereafter, you will find me enjoying an ear of roasted sweet corn! YUM!)
Here is a video of Sweet Corn Festival Lady's method:
Do YOU have any special tips/tricks for tying clogging shoes?