Kellie’s big birthday bash is next Thursday and its time to play “Will Big Al screw this up???” On one hand, it should be a seriously good time. How did these parties get to be so big? The first one that I threw for her was a few years back and our musical guest was Coolio. Then the next one was Rob Base. Then last year, Spinderella (from Salt and Peppa) was our DJ. Well this year, it’s the biggest one ever. Spinderella will come back to open the evening. We have Flavor Flav coming in to be the “Special Guest Host.” And Naughty by Nature is the Headliner. This is the first time I’ve had a lineup this big.
Now on the other hand, there’s a lot to organize with a show this big. There are flight arrangements that I have to make, hotel rooms have to be booked and back line has to be set-up (that is all of the sound and equipment.) I have to coordinate all of the ground transportation. This is all on me. I am not the most organized man in the world but in this case, I am travel agent, concert promoter, ticket seller, organizer, advertisement purchaser, employee scheduler, beer orderer, check writer for all of the expenses, payer of the cash to the entertainers BEFORE the show, and all around Head dude in charge of the event! Oh, then I have to organize the sound check times for the band, make sure they get there, and back to the hotel, and get them fed. Oh, and I have to somehow figure out how we are going to sell drinks too! So, if I seem a little bit stressed out, this is the reason. As much as I love doing these events, I REALLY LOVE when they are over!