The Weird ‘Hula Hoop Guy’ On Colorado Road Signs – Why?
Driving on the Colorado highways you get to see lots of things: Animals, scenery, the snow coming down, and road signs.
What's the story with this "Hula Hoop Guy" sign you find in Colorado?
In Colorado, like other states, you'll see signs for "falling rocks," maybe "falling ice," "curves ahead," and things like that, but only in Colorado will you find more than a few of these "Hula Hoop Guy" signs. Is there a hula party coming in 5 miles?
There must be tens of thousands of signs along the sides of the roads in Colorado, from small dirt roads to the interstates. 99.9% of them are giving Colorado drivers needed information; a very small percentage have been modified for fun.
IS 'THE HULA HOOP' GUY IN COLORADO ABOUT GETTING EXERCISE?
No. Though Colorado is a top state for fitness, nobody is modifying our road signs to get more people to hula; however, a 30-minute "hooping" session can burn at least 150 calories.
COLORADO-BASED BAND BRINGS CHANGES TO COLORADO ROADWAYS
If someone were to mention The Grateful Dead, the image of tie-dye would probably pop in your head; for Jimmy Buffet, a parrot. This "Hula Hoop Guy" is a lot like that but on a much smaller scale.
COLORADO MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - MORE THAN HIPPIES
In 2022, The String Cheese Incident was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame after nearly 30 years of existence. The band started out in Crested Butte/Telluride in 1993, playing for lift tickets.
Since then, they've not only played many "groovy" gigs but also been strong proponents of bands being independent of major record labels and ticket distributors.
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT TOOK ON THE HULA HOOP EARLY
According to Telluride Magazine, when the band was just starting out, a friend brought a hula hoop to them and encouraged the band to make it a part of their persona.
From Telluride Magazine:
She told us, ‘This is the thing. This is going to cause a stir.
STRING CHEESE INCIDENT'S HULA HOOPS CAUSE STIR
Today, the band is definitely about the hula hoop; they even hold "Hulaween" concerts. So, it was only a matter of time before their fans found a way to "spread the vibe" of the band.
These have popped up all over Colorado, mostly in the mountain towns. It must have been very fun to be the first to come up with the idea; "hippies" can be very creative.
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