It’s 4am, and I’m sitting in a hotel room. Videos are being uploaded to BME in the background, and I’m gathering my notes from today’s incredible events. Before I start, I want to share with you something Mekare wrote about what suspensions mean to her.
Suspension is a thing; a living, breathing thing but a thing all the same. As a thing suspension will never lie to me, betray me or break my heart. It will never lose interest in me or deny me what I need. Suspension returns every bit of the love and effort I give to it. It reminds me of the strength that resides inside me. It encourages me to learn more about myself, to challenge my boundaries, to test my limits. It teaches me to grow and to trust in myself. It allows me to be myself, in my purest, most unapologetic form. Suspension feeds my soul.
The reason I’m sharing this with you is that without Mekare, SusCon couldn’t have happened this year. She was the grease that kept the gears turning, and with the number of suspensions that occurred today she deserves recognition for all the hard work she did. So thank you, from myself, and all the other attendees.
So, enough with the thank yous, lets get on with today’s recap. Upon arriving at the site today I noticed that the energy was even more charged than it had been the days prior. With time running out, today was the day that anyone who was going to suspend needed to get their butts in gear and get some hooks in them. With 10 separate points to suspend, there was always something happening.
The first thing that caught my eye today was the triple tandem suspension hanging from the crane. Now, I have to mention that this was an extremely dangerous suspension, and wasn’t performed under ideal conditions so there are a number of safety elements missing. In particular, backup harnesses, and blood barriers between the suspendees. All the participants (including those on the ground underneath were aware of the risks, and worked with what materials were provided.
Participants in this suspension were Tricia on the top in a superman suspension, Raul in the middle with a coma, and Brandon on the bottom in a resurrection. Tricia in particular was a trooper as she was up there for a long time as the men below her were added.
There’s much more to come, including a suspension that affected every single person in attendance.