It’s Oslo SusCon time again and it’s already Sunday, the last day: we probably do not have to tell you much about the Oslo Body-Suspension Convention held by Wings of Desire, it has been featured on BME so often! It is a great event as always, but there is something new this year. For all those unfortunate suspension lovers who are not able to go to Oslo there is a constant live video feed from the venue: ustream.tv/channel/oslo-suscon
some pictures from Friday's suspensions
For more pictures you can go to the WoD Gallery, it is frequently updated!
Question: What do you get if you put Havve and Christiane (Wings of Desire), Allen Falkner, Cere and a bunch of crazy Italians (APTPI, MutantSquad and more…) all together in a venue for a few days?
Answer: Something like this …
Italy SusCon 2010 ... just 2 of a lot "highlights"
Two of three days are done and I could already write a book about what is going on at this year’s APTPI SusCon in Italy. Well, my english writing abilities are limited and I don’t want to bore anyone with endless text, so I do what is hardest for me: keep it short!
Great suspensions, great lectures and (considering it is october) great weather! Go check these APTPI SusCon Galleries for more pictures and just to give you an idea here is a “guess what”:
Guess what Suspension she is going to do ...
If you have the balls for it … you don’t need hooks to suspend ;-)
Lassi became a regular at BMXnet Show Nights (see more pictures from 2010 Conference) – every year he suprises everybody with his total craziness … we all thought that the legendary “PA Rip-Out by Donation Bucket” and his “Guiche Suspension” could not be excelled by anything … well we all have been proven wrong (again) this year … click for more if you have the balls …
After 3 days of suspension and monday’s BBQ night party with (hopefully some nice branding action like last year) this years Oslo SusCon is over. Alexander Trowell (body piercer and student nurse from Southport, U.K.) wrote a great review I want to share with you here:
The ninth incarnation of Oslo Suscon has been up to its usual awesome standard, if not better. In practical terms there has been some tweaks and alterations to codes of practice, and the highly professional level of it all is impressive. It’s incredibly nice to see how it affects newcomers from other suspension teams, and I think it’s safe to say that the Wings of Desire crew are one of the most respected, competent and professional teams in the world at what they do.
Oslo SusCon Day 3
Busy day at Oslo Suscon, on the second day (saturday) 36 suspensions with a total of 124 hooks were performed. Also Allen Falkner held a class about Rigging and in the evening there was a great show from Lucky Hell. At that point I want to hand (this blog) over to:
Yesterday was the second day of the Wings of Desire Suscon, I can barely put into words how impressive it is to come here and see the way this event runs. Not only are their protocols and procedures almost flawless all the different teams from throughout the world work so well together without hint of ego. BME sponsored my trip here as the guest speaker so my level of gratitude to them is immense as this has been such an experience. Yesterday I was able to suspend a set of Norwegian brothers, one was a Wings of Desire regular the other being his first time. First was a crucifix that brought his wife to tears of joy, next was a knee suspension for his first time. Both were complete Vikings in stature showing no signs of pain or discomfort, though very humble and appreciative. Everyone keeps thanking me for the roles I’m playing but I am thanking them for affording me this opportunity.
Oslo SusCon 2010 Saturday - click picture to see WoD gallery
Some more closeups of this Suspension (2pt. Chest by Christiano) you will find on Hook Life
Saturday night was “show night” at the end of Oslo SusCon’s “public hours” (where they let the general public in to see ppl suspending) and we all saw a GREAT show by Lucky Hell (an australian who now lives in Helsinki, Finland with her husband Jussi – Snakeoil Sideshow) … see for yourself:
Lucky Hell at Oslo SusCon 2010
As many of you might know this weekend the 9th yearly SusCon is held in Oslo by Wings of Desire. People from all over the world are here to suspend and have a good time. I don’t want to consume too much space here with my bad english so here is just a little rundown – after the Welcome Speech by Håvve Fjell, a Crew Meeting and a presentation by Emrys Yetz at 7pm the first suspension started. A total of 9 suspensions using 52 hooks have been made.
Oslo SusCon 2010 - Friday - by Wings of Desire
If you want to see more pictures you may want to visit the WingsOfDesire.org Gallery