Alexander Trowell is a body piercer and student nurse from Southport, U.K. He’ll be filing reports all weekend from the Oslo SusCon — keep checking this spot for updates.
So it’s all coming together nicely.
Friday saw a total of six suspensions go down (or up if you wanna be smart about it), and so far today another twenty-five people have hung. We’ve seen resurrections, chests, suicides, supermen, comas, some custom combination-suspensions (such as a suicide/chest combo), and amazingly two single hook chest suspensions! The first brave young soldier to attempt one of these bad boys was Bena, who commented on ‘seeing the light’ and ‘whiting out completely’ for the first time.
On stage about an hour ago we got to see a somewhat improvised show! Lucky, who’s also known as Ruby Rum (and for the evening Dorabella Awful) told me she had to step in at the last minute due to some mix-up meaning Lassi (of The Saviours and CMA) was unable to attend, and the show culminated in Jussi (also of CMA and The Saviours) doing the second single hook chest suspension of the day. (Guess it was Lucky that was the real Saviour today huh guys) – I have total awe for you both Bena and Jussi. Particularly today, after trying another 2 point chest myself.
Interviewing people has never been my forte, but I managed to get a couple more comments from participants, including Adina who excitedly said, and I quote, ‘I came here to get my head screwed up, and it worked!’ She did her second resurrection today and enjoyed it lots. She also managed to comment on my choice of pink rope and rig – a choice I stand by proudly!
Oddbjorn did a suicide from a spinning beam with Stine, and told me he really enjoyed the intensity and rapid speeds the beam added to the experience.
Talking some more to Cookie Haworth, she emphasized something she mentioned in her and Steve’s lecture yesterday. I completely agree although I wasn’t there back in the day, that it’s fantastic how modern suspensions have moved from the backyards, forests, and other generally hard to reach spots of the world, and evolved into events like this which truly make it an attainable thing to achieve for anyone who wants to try it.
Anyways, it’s eating time before I post this, so I better go get my calories on..
Good night from Oslo!