Fests and yesterday we started up again with our Make It Personal tour.
First, here is a small recap of the things that I will always remember from the Fan Fest tour:
1. A rather serious storm hit Anderson at the end of the first Fan Fest. Turns out tornado sirens are rather intimidating and make it a little more stressful to pack up a stage.
2. Chris can crush cheeseburgers.
3. I now know how to wire a stage for sound and lighting.
4. I can officially say I'm with the band.
5. I was able to meet and interview Jon McLaughlin.
6. We had a flat tire in the middle of nowhere at 1:00 AM traveling from Evansville to Louisville, and oh yea we had no spare tire. (Not Ideal)
7. In any country, the number one is always an Egg McMuffin.
8. My site map for La Porte (that I worked very hard on) was blown up to poster board size and then laminated.
9. The boys had to be security for Ingram Hill in Ft. Wayne. The best part was when the lead singer mocked them and announced that any threats had been adverted due to them.
10. Also in Ft. Wayne, two of our vehicles had dead batteries when we were getting ready to leave. That was fantastic!
11. I met a man that had the signatures of six Colts players and Coach Dungy tattooed on himself.
12. Last but not least, two wonderful people danced the night away as we were closing up shop in Indy after the last Fan Fest.
Now onto the MIP tour stop in Linton that was on Tuesday. When you drive into Linton, the first thing that you see is a sign that says "You'll Like Linton". And it was true I did like Linton. Tons of people showed up for the MIP tour stop. There were a couple hundred people there before the MIP crew even rolled into town.
The seven of us packed into the Suburban (I of course had back row corner because I'm the shortest of the interns). Maybe my favorite part of the event was my interview of Josh Betts. For those of you who don't know, Betts has played under both Peyton Manning and Ben Roethlisberger. Those are two of the top quaterbacks in the league. When I asked Betts what he has learned from playing under them, his response was golden. Immediately after I asked the question, he quickly corrected me and said "you mean what I have taught them". Then his response to his own question was "I taught them how to win Super Bowls". It was fantastic. He quickly said he was just kidding and answered the original question. But his first response was priceless.
Today (6/25, also known as two days before my birthday) we are traveling to Muncie to go to the AAA from 4-6. So I hope you can join us.
And like always, feel free to email me at MIP@colts.nfl.net if you have any questions, comments or fan mail!