Wake me up before you YoYo

I remember the devastating thrill when the travelling YoYo crews came to our school back in the day, showing off their ample talents and dividing the kids up into the ‘coulds’ and ‘could nots’ in the process. Well, for the week that followed anyway. Yup, we all went YoYo crazy, mesmerised by the snappy potential of the tricks that we diligently practised. And then, as quickly as the craze would come, it would vanish again, usurped as it would be, by the latest batch of trading cards or the prospect of a new flavour of chips in the school canteen.