Jump Rope at the New American Music Union

These are the crappy camera phone pictures I took at New American Music Union (AE promises video from the concert will be posted 8/12/08) on the Southside this weekend.  I’ll be posting better pics along with a picture of the (un)official NAMU Jump Rope Champion 7th grader Isaac who made it to 178 revolutions – soon. (click on the pics to see full-size)   08-08-08_22181.jpg08-08-08_2217.jpg08-08-08_2213.jpg 08-08-08_2212.jpg  Jump rope history: On Friday night the Roots inspired my boyfriend Ryder to start jump rope dancing with a piece of rope he found by the exit.  Soon he was surrounded by a group of cheering concert-goers.  Our friend Matt grabbed the other end and soon people were jumping in – all in time to the music.  A group of dedicated jump ropers developed, including Bruce and his friends.  This pretty much lasted all night and continued the next night during Bob Dylan who was a little less danceable.   Apparently jumping rope is a great way to make friends!

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  • I was there and saw the jump ropers! That was awesome!

  • Lindsay

    Maya – thanks for posting the pictures. I didn't get to attend the concert and I was happy to see a post about it. Looking forward to seeing more pictures.