I spent several months sitting in my living room twisting balloons. The moment of revelation for doing balloons as a vocation came during Johnsons engagement party. There was a little girl having a meltdown, so my friend twisted a balloon for her, he said. The room was full of several different clusters of people, but no one was really mingling or having a good time. My friend brought out his bag of balloons and started doing what he does and as I watched, that whole room became focused on these balloon creations that were going on. The little girl was delighted and everybody started smiling and laughing and sharing a great time together all because of balloons, Johnson said. There was a lot of power in that and I decided I wanted to be able to do that. In the seven years hes been in the balloon business, his career has skyrocketed with several high profile gigs, including this summers Pride Parade in Chicago, the Fourth of July parade in Coralville and the recent balloon extravaganza he created for the NCAA Womens Gymnastics Championship in Iowa City. The NCAA project was the biggest installation Ive ever done, he said. Using 3-foot round balloons, he and approximately 60 volunteer helpers created a balloon canopy in a 200-foot long by 14-foot wide hallway that competing gymnasts used to enter Hawkeye Carver Arena. We put around 45 lights controlled with remote control inside the balloons, he added. Its a new kind of light product for balloons. Johnson said he never was shown how to twist the proverbial wiener dog, something fairly common at fairs and carnivals and he never will learn how to do it. If youre standing there twisting dogs and cats, the parents are bored, he explained.
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