Question for Andy Cotter

Andy,

The latest issue of Juggle Magazine has a review of the Mondo XI festival held
in St. Paul in February.

In it appears a brief list of performers including the following
sentence fragment:

“…Cameron Ulmer and his volunteer Andy Cotter who still has no idea how close
to certain death he came” Juggle Magazine May/June 2000, page 40

Would you be willing to share with us exactly what was done to you?

Many thanks, Raphael Lasar Matawan, New Jersey

RE: Question for Andy Cotter

> Of all the unicycling I do, it is ironic that I show up in the Juggle Magazine
> mentioning, from someones point of view, a near death experience from getting
> jumped over by someone on a scooter.

Of course the ‘near death’ part is what sells tickets… :slight_smile:

I had a similar experience at the 1995 IJA Festival, where I performed in the
Public Show. I did a long act with several unicycles, and my artistic bicycle.
Tight choreography, and really hard tricks on the unicycle. On the bicycle, I’m
not even as good as an eight year old competitor in Germany would be. What did
they use in the Public Show video? The tiny part of my act where I juggled.
While standing on the bike.

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

“It’s never too early to be Friday” - John Foss

Re: Question for Andy Cotter

On Tue, 16 May 2000, Raphael Lasar wrote:

> The latest issue of Juggle Magazine has a review of the Mondo XI festival held
> in St. Paul in February.
>
> In it appears a brief list of performers including the following sentence
> fragment:
>
> "…Cameron Ulmer and his volunteer Andy Cotter who still has no idea how
> close to certain death he came" Juggle Magazine May/June 2000, page 40
>
> Would you be willing to share with us exactly what was done to you?

Sure, here it goes (I had forgotten about that ‘incident’ and it took me a few
minutes to remember it). The Mondo juggling/unicycling festival is held every
February in the Twin Cities. After the public show there is a renegade show,
where ‘unpolished’ or ‘quirky’ acts are welcome. Well, Cameron had recently
gotten a pretty nice scooter (can’t think of the exact name). It uses the same
type of wheels as inline skates. It has a handle in the front for turning and is
made of aluminum. It folds down for easy carrying. Anyway, the scooter is a fun
toy for everybody to play on. Cameron, a level 9 unicyclist, started to learn a
whole bunch of tricks on
it. He really got into jumping over things. So, for the renegade, I told him he
could jump over me if he felt up to it. He said no problem and during the
show he did without much trouble, from my point of view. I found out later
that it looked really close and to make things more interesting, he had been
out partying before that (Renegade started at
11:30 pm).

Of all the unicycling I do, it is ironic that I show up in the Juggle Magazine
mentioning, from someones point of view, a near death experience from getting
jumped over by someone on a scooter.

-Andy


Andy Cotter - cotter@skypoint.com International Unicycling Federation, Technical
Consultant to China - http://www.unicycling.org/iuf/unicon10/ Unicycling Society
of America, VP - http://www.unicycling.org/usa Twin City Unicycle Club, Pres -
http://www.tcuc.org