CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Faith McFluff pieced together an improbably large hula hoop as she surveyed the Saturday crowd at Ingenuityfest, all the while keeping a cautious eye on her inventory of remade fashion items.
In the midst of all that, she offered the best explanation of the festival that continues today in the old subway space under the Detroit-Superior (Veterans Memorial) Bridge.
"Every 500 feet there's a different atmosphere," she said. "You get chased by a robot, walk farther and hear a rock 'n' roll band, and a little bit farther it's a DJ band."
McFluff described her fashion collection as "more interactive than anything," perhaps because it's novel enough just to see, and because she loves engaging with passersby.
"Last night was a big hula-hoop party," she said as she tossed a finished hoop onto a clothes rack, anticipating -- maybe even hoping for -- another eruption of hoopery,