HUNTERSVILLE, NC (WBTV) - A thin layer of water, sandwiched between two layers of soap - it's a simple science that Steve Langley has turned into an entire career.
"I am a bubbleologist. I have managed to make a living blowing soap bubbles," Steve said.
If that makes you laugh, well then good. Because it makes Steve laugh too. The idea of a grown man making a living performing with a children's toy is actually exactly where Steve wants to be.
He is a professional entertainer. He performs his bubble shows all over the world, but his biggest gig to date still has him flying high.
"Never in a million years did I ever think I would be blowing bubbles for the first family at the White House," Steve said.
The annual White House Halloween party features dozens of entertainers, performing for crowds of mostly military families and their kids. And of course, the president and first lady.
"We just got back yesterday and we're all still kind of floating on air. It was a neat experience to be able to perform on the grounds of the White House, such an important and historical place in our nation's history." Steve said.
If a kid tells his parents he wants to play with bubbles when he grows up, as a job, a few shifty eyes might suggest a more realistic career. But what a surprise it would be for those parents if it actually turned out to be a soapy success.
"It doesn't get much bigger than that, than blowing bubbles for the most important man in the world," Steve said.
Going to the White House, Steve said, was the pinnacle of his very successful career, with bubbles.