People of Roots N Blues – Chuck Meal

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At the Roots N Blues festival Saturday, Sept. 28, BoCoMo Bubble Man Chuck Meal delights audiences with bubbles in a variety of sizes and colors as they catch the afternoon light. Photo by Bailey Stover.

Bailey Stover

The BoCoMo Bubble Man, Chuck Meal, delights in bringing joy to children and uses his craft as a way to provide peace and calm to himself and others. During the Roots N Blues festival, he used a variety of tools to create bubbles of different sizes and watched as children gathered around to scream and laugh as they jumped up and down in the air trying to pop his shimmering creations. 

“All right. This is the very biggest one. You guys like big bubbles? Alright, can you, like, stand back and not try to pop these,” Meal said. “These are tough. If I can make ’em in these winds, it’ll be awesome.”

The children responded with shouts of “Wow!” “What?” “Really?” and “I like that.”

“I know you want to pop them,” Meal said, “but if you don’t pop them, I can make them big.”

How did you get started doing all of this?

“I just started looking stuff up online to do a theme camp, a bubble theme camp at a event we were going to. It was just an idea to have a camp, and then I got hooked.”

What is your favorite part?

“Oh, I like all the parts of it: seeing the kids go wild, doing it when there’s not any kids around. It’s real zen-like. It’s a lot of fun.”[vc_masonry_media_grid element_width=”2″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1569806891095-352e5c18-4261-4″ include=”317615,317614,317612,317611,317610,317609,317608,317607,317606,317604,317605,317603,317602,317600,317592,317593,317594,317596,317598″][penci_text_block block_title_align=”style-title-left”]How do you bring joy to others? Let us know in the comments below.[/penci_text_block]