We’re flattered to be dubbed the “Best Swingers” in all of the land! Or, at least in all of Tampa Bay. We are ecstatic to also be the reader’s choice runners up for “Best New Idea in Tampa Bay”.
Check out the online version: Here!
If you don’t know already, Creative Loafing does a Best of the Bay competition every year to find everything from the Best Chef (Yay Chad Johnson!) to the Best Spoken Word Artist (Walter “Wally B” Jennings!) to the Best Weird-Ass Comment During a Local Government Meeting (Ronnie Duncan!). Check out what they had to say about us:
Swings Tampa Bay
Who woulda thunk a homemade swing could be the start of a movement? Some of the judges for CL’s 10/100/1000 contest last spring were at first unpersuaded by Swings Tampa Bay, but the sweet simplicity of the idea — hanging colorful rope swings in unexpected places, leading to spontaneous bursts of inter-generational playfulness and communion — won us over. And now the brainchild of USF students Reuben Pressman and Hunter Payne has grown from a guerrila effort to a full-fledged cause celebre, with a new website, swing-painting parties, plans to create a 501(c)3 — and, of course, swings. “We’ve hung 61 swings and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon!” their website promises. There’s one hanging in CL’s office — swing on by. swingstampabay.com.
We hold our new title proud and send a huge thank-you to everybody out there who voted for us!