Thursday, March 1, 2012

Kickin' Some BASS

The Bassmaster Classic was last weekend and Chris and I went to the weigh in on Friday and Saturday and then Chris went to the final weigh in on Sunday. 

But first on Thursday, I volunteered at the Tourism Bureau's booth on Media Day. I was in the same room as some of the top anglers of the weekend. 

The anglers lining up for lunch.

Here's Kevin Van Dam eating lunch on Media Day. 
Chris and I both volunteered with the Tourism Bureau on Friday and Saturday, so we go to go backstage and see a lot of the anglers and see how everything worked behind the scenes. I love doing that! 
Line to get in on Friday! Crazy!
Friday was the first weigh in and it was still during the "work day" so it wasn't too crowded or crazy. We sat in the "special guests" section, even though I don't really think we were suppose to. We learned, that if you just act like you know what you are doing then you could get away with a lot. 

Yes, there was a wedding proposal at the weigh in!! And no, this was not the first time this had happened!! Yikes! 
Our job on Friday was to escort the mayors of Shreveport and Bossier to the stage to do a welcome to everyone. 
Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover. Bossier City Mayor Lo Walker it up there somewhere too. 
On Saturday, our job was to escort the National Guard and the National Anthem singer to the stage. Like the National Guard needs an escort from me? But we did get to go backstage again to that was cool.
Presenting the colors.
Then we decided to do that whole, "Act like you are suppose to be here" routine. After we lead the National Guard guys off stage we just stayed backstage and watched the weigh in from there. We got to see all the boats and anglers backstage. And then this guy,  who is slightly attractive and seriously hilarious, showed up backstage after his weigh in. I didn't get to actually meet him, but I did snap a picture. :) 

Gerald Swindle

Chris went to the weigh in on Sunday and some how managed to snag floor seats. He was so excited and got to see Chris Lane win the title. 

It was a really fun weekend to spend with Chris. And it was a great weekend for Shreveport! That Sunday night, Moonbot Studios, based in Shreveport, and William Joyce won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short for its film " The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. How awesome is that! Congrats to Moonbot! 

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