Typically after a long exciting weekend I take to Twitter (insert shameless plug here: follow me @QuimSauceLIVE) and give my followers a riveting recap of the events. However last weekend for me deserved much more than a series of 140 character snippets.
Typical college night. A “few” drink, with a “few” friends.
Saturday was the highlight of my weekend, and possibly the most memorable night of the year. Saturday was highly anticipated last stop of Na Palm’s Rippin In The Mitten Tour. The show, which I helped promote, took place at the Wayside Central nightclub in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. This was the first time I’d ever promoted a show, so it was a new and exciting experience for me. Despite the relatively minor role of a promoter (in comparison to the work others have to put in to produce a successful show) the behind-the-scenes perspective I witnessed everything through was a great experience.
In regard to the show itself, I can sum it up in one word: Amazing! The opening acts rocked the stage. DJ Pigpen was doing his thing on the turntables. And Na Palm is simply a great performer. Old fans who knew his music jumped, danced, and screamed along. And the many people newly exposed seemed to have had as good a time, if not better. I could go on and on about the atmosphere, but thankfully a friend of mine was able to capture some of the experience on video.
After the show Na Palm hung out in the VIP area of Wayside. He met with fans, took pictures, signed autographs, etc. The coolest thing I think he did all night was abruptly stop a conversation between himself, me, and a friend of mine when he saw a wheelchair bound fan rolling towards us. He personally thanked the guy for coming, held a brief conversation, and took some pictures.
After Wayside closed, I was extended an invitation to the after show party. Na Palm, everybody involved in the show, and Central Michigan legends like Green Bay Packer linebacker and Super Bowl Champion Frank Zombo were in attendance. There I got to meet everybody, have “some” drinks, and make some great memories. Na Palm is a really fun dude. We talked, shared a drink, and rocked with him during a hilarious a capella freestyle on the front porch (hopefully a highlight video surfaces one day). I stayed until 5 AM, and as soon as I arrived home immediately went to bed. Although I’m sure the party continued long after that.
A day of rest and relaxation with friends. Played some basketball, and watched some basketball. After watching the exciting conclusion of the UNC vs. Kansas game, I’m almost certain that everybody’s NCAA bracket (if it wasn’t already busted due to a crazy amount of upsets) is horribly screwed. I didn’t make a bracket this year, but before this game I predicted a Kansas victory so I was pleased with the outcome. I watched LeBron and the Heat stink it up against Kevin Durant and the Thunder. In case anybody was unsure, I am a die-hard LeBron hater. So watching him crumble in another big moment, and to the “second” best small forward in the league (according to our rankings, as well as those of the professionals), was a sweet joy. Unfortunately Kobe and the Lakers (for the record I bleed purple and gold, and might as well have “24″ tattooed on my back) fell to the Memphis Grizzlies. So that ended my amazing weekend on a slightly sour note.
What did you do this weekend? If you wanna share, LET ME KNOW BELOW!
Even more footage from that weekend has surfaced. This highlight reel is courtesy of Party Armor: Hangover Protection company.