Son of a bitch, there were a bunch of people at Mac-Reedo's for the Ultimate Man Room Giveaway! We had an idea of what we thought would show up, but we were way off! It was freaking packed -- so much in fact we had to spill over into the parking lot!
If you were there, you know what I'm talking about!
Here's a recap of the day/night and some of my thoughts on the whole event, as well!
I got there around 4 p.m. to start broadcasting and to get things setup and even by then people started showing up to check-in, get their Planet Hats, and get a seat. By 5 p.m. most of the deck was filled! Planet listeners are the most freaking dedicated!
By 6 p.m. it was getting crazy, crazy filled in there. The staff at Mac-Reedo's were busting their ass to serve as many beers, drinks and dinners as they could. We told them to expect a BIG crowd, maybe they thought we were bluffing. It's all good -- we'll get it worked out for next year!
We drew out our first two finalists before we brought the band on. We knew you were there for one thing, and one thing only, the Ultimate Man Room -- so we did what you guys wanted it!
Then it was time to rock! The band, Mojo King, was awesome! They played some kickass classic rock covers (Nugent, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan), and even threw in some Tone-Loc! You'll get to see them again this summer at Rally on the River in Ironton!
After their first set, time to draw out a couple of more finalists...In between the drawings it was really cool to get to chat with everyone that was there. It was great to finally put a face to a name and a voice! That's what a bunch of people said to me, too!
Just before 9 p.m., it was time for THE main event. Time to giveaway all $10,000 of the Ultimate Man Room! We drew our fifth and final registrant up on stage, and our final person proved why it is important to stay until the very end!
After we got him up on stage, the five finalists all grabbed a remote control. Only one of the remote controls worked, the other four did not. One by one we went through the finalists...Johnny Dameron, Sherry Smedley, Ken Smith, Eric Russell...None of them worked! Now, I won't lie -- I started to get nervous. What if none of them work! Oh crap! And we just tested them all out five minutes before!
But before I could freak out too much, Ed McComas came up, pressed the power button, and about three seconds later the beautiful 42" LG Plasma TV fired on announcing "Congratulations, You are the Grand Prize Winner of the Ultimate Man Room!" Ed went nuts! Some great "wooo's!" Ed was awesome, and so was his wife -- they were great.
If you were there, thank you. Seriously, it meant a lot to us to see so many people there! I hope you like your Planet hat -- I think they turned out looking pretty badass! Wear it with pride! Also, if you were there, sorry it was so freaking packed! Like I said, we didn't know that many people were going to show up!
Because of the awesome turn out, we have already made plans for next year. Next year, Mac-Reedo's is going to close down the parking lot. We're going to put a stage in the parking lot, you'll be able to drink out there, and we're going to have some kick ass contests throughout the night like a beer drinking contest, and more! We're going to make it like a festival or something. Maybe even a drunk dancing contest, because there was definitely some of that going on Wednesday night!
So, thanks again for everything. Thanks for trying to get registered -- we loved seeing the Real Rock Lines light up every time we played the Real Man's Mating Call, thanks for showing up, thanks for hanging out, and of course, thanks for listening to the Real Rock Station, 92.7 & 98.5 the Planet.