Ladies and Gentlemen, I can’t believe I’m saying this but the stars aligned and we are heading to Texas in less then 48 hours.
See, after breaking our most recent world record (http://urdb.org/world-record/high-five), the world’s longest high five, we’ve been getting quite a bit of attention online, it started with a few tweets, then a couple of Facebook status updates, next we had Bloomberg Business Week interview us and Ella Morton wrote this fantastic article about our feat (http://t.co/Lk5qpqH). As a result, we couldn’t pass up on an opportunity to jump aboard the URDB bandwagon and head to the very special live event (as discussed in a previous post). The event is set to demonstrate some mega cool new records, play up some fantastic live music, and raise awareness for a great cause.
On Tuesday night, I was sitting at my computer talking to Dave Thompson on the phone when I noticed that the guys at the URDB had posted an article about the live event this coming Sunday (http://tumblelog.urdb.org/). After some brainstorming, we decided that we just had to be there, we couldn’t miss this for the world! We spoke with Dan Rollman (Co-Founder and President of the URDB) who was incredibly keen to get us there. Both of my parents have fought cancer in the last 5 years, so that alone was a strong motivation for me, let alone the opportunity to get infront of 5000 URDB fans!
So we identified that the best way would be to get a corporate sponsor onboard.
We ended up talking with the marketing department of a major international airline as well as a huge domestic flight booking organisation. Right when we thought it was all going to happen, they pulled out! We couldn’t believe it, with just 48 hours until the deadline we thought we’d make it, and they both pulled out!
Never the less, our family and friends pulled together in an amazing act of epicness and as a result, we’re heading to Austin, Texas in 1 day!! This is going to be huge, we’ve been working hard with the URDB team to make sure that we’ve got some pretty exciting stuff going on when we get there!
Huge special thanks to those who have contributed, you know exactly who you are and you know how much you mean to Dave and I.
If you would like to meet up with us when we are in the USA, or you would like to interview us, or just hang out and have a beer with us, please don’t hestitate to contact me using the email link to the right!
See you in Austin Texas!