Up Parties Since 1996!"
Cute, Kiddie, Naughty, and upon request.. "Let Me Crazy".
Wednesdays @ Butter, Serendipity on Treasure Island, PixelBiscuit Fridays
@ Butter, 5th Fridays @ WiSH, Animal Style, PixelBiscuit @ OtherWhirled,
& the PixelBiscuit Endless Summer Tour.. Also :: Progressive
Flow and various rave parties over the years.
Up Crazy Hats @ BUTTER
Most Frequently Asked Questions I Get When I'm Ballooning
"Where did you learn how to balloon?" – my response
is often, "in Prison."
"Did you go to school for this?" – "No, I got kicked
out of school for this."
Or, "Oh Yes, I went to B.U., Balloon University, I majored in Balloonology.
I even minored in Airogamy. (Airogamy – the art of folding air
in special latex containers.) The tuition was Inflated and we had lots
of Pop Quizes, but I got my Ph. B and I am now a certified Balloonologist
. . . That was a true story I just made up.
& DJ Canyon Hangin' Loose @ BUTTER
"Let Me Crazy" Party Hats @ ZEBULON
"When did you start ballooning?" – (looking at my watch)
"about ten minutes ago."
But it’s time to come clean with the real origin of my skills,
it began in 1996 when my best friend and I decided to quit our jobs,
pack up my car, and head out for a summer road trip that would take
us all across the U.S. About a month into the trip we found ourselves
on the East Coast, where we encountered the street performer clown Rami
Salami the King of Balloon Twisters, and naturally we got in line for
a balloon hat. We told him of our adventures and that they would coming
to an end soon (our funds were coming to an end as well). He told us
that with a trade like his we could continue traveling as long as we
wanted; it turns out he traveled the world doing street clowning and
story short – too late – he took us in, taught us how to
balloon, and apprenticed us . . . the very next morning after meeting
him we were dressed as clowns - wigs, horns, clown makeup and all -
and were working next to him at a corporate gig on an island off Boston
. . . and having the time of our lives! – wow, you can make money
doing this?! A revelation and I was hooked on ballooning.
I was turning latex into cash . . . (oh, that was another career) .
. . I’ve since ballooned at lots of birthday parties, restaurants,
Giradelli Square, corporate parties and events, festivals and openings,
clubs and raves, and for celebs. like George Lucas, Ron Howard, and
My inspiration comes from: Balloon
magazines/books, Balloon Jams (when we, other artists, get together
and "jam on balloons"), Life, Music, and Friends.
names: Missi Twist "ballooning with a twist," Twisti Miss
Missi, Miss Twisti, Twister and sometimes, "Hey, Balloon Girl".
With a sprinkle of talent and a heap of outgoing anyone can twist, just
follow what I call, "the 3 P’s of ballooning," - Practice,
Patience, and lots of Popping!
Missi Twist – coming to a party near you!
For bookings - email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us @ 510.295.5001.