Saturday, October 24, 2009
Salute to our Military Men & Women
Just back from a wonderful trip in "da islands"...Hawaii...land of never ending surf...jaw dropping sunsets...crazy good food...and more convenience stores per square foot than I have ever seen. And it was cool because everybody wore flip-flops just like us...they must have known we were comin'. While we were there, Lieutenent-Colonel-General Christian Vaughn (our Krew member who coordinates our Armed Forces Entertainment effort) made arrangements with the Navy for some teaching time with their culinary experts in the mess hall and then we launched a brand new demo at Bloch Arena for 1400 military troops and their families. What a great time and appreciative crowd! Guy and I were joined on stage by Guy's son Hunter who can rock a demo and apparently the young ladies like him too! And the entire day couldn't have happened without the help of Bart Bauer, and Lara Katine who were wonderful.
We cannot thank the men and women who serve our country from around the world enough...and the families who hold down the fort at home deserve a big Whahooo thank you!!!!
Guid, Christian and I did some surfing...caught some monster waves...2 foot surf is monster right? The locals nickanmed me Babaloo, which I think is Hawaiian for "wicked good surfer."
"Ya bra, you Babaloo...howzit yo shorts hang so low?"
"Cuz you scare all the whackadoo fish away...maybe better you go in.", I heard that a lot.
Then later we went backstage at the Aerosmith concert, where we met the famous Ken Onion who produces some sick knives for folks like Alton Brown. The crew around the band were awesome and when Joe Perry's wife swung by to say hi, we all just melted! Big tough Brian Gates who protects Steven Tyler took care of Hunter with guitar picks, drum sticks, and a set list that will be coveted keepsakes for years! Oh, and to Tony Fedewa and his crew back stage....you guys da bomb!