Saturday, July 14, 2012
Iya Traore, Alex and a Spinning Soccer Ball
My son was enamored by Iya Traore, a freestyler street performer that we happened to stumble upon at Sacre Coeur while we were in Paris. I wish I would have snapped some photos of his amazing talent but I was too enthralled watching him that I forgot to take photos! He climbed a lamp post while doing balancing tricks with a soccer ball. It was a amazing. Check out this video from Iya's website of him preforming below, I know you will be blown away by his talent.
Anyway, Alex was so awestruck and impressed that he wanted to go down and meet him (and drop a few well deserved Euros in his bucket). Iya was very gracious and shook hands with each person who ran up to reward him for his fantastic performance (and there were dozens).
Alex was especially lucky because Iya not only shook his hand but gave him a huge thrill by involving him in a piece of his act.....balancing a spinning ball on a pen. Watching Alex's reaction was priceless. He was grinning from ear to ear and utterly amazed. I think it was the highlight of Alex's vacation....it was definitely one of mine.