Behind The Scenes

February 26, 2010

Seven months ago, I got married. The wedding served as the grand finale to months and months of planning. I spent almost a year of my life planning something to do with that one special day. The church, reception hall, cake, band, flowers, photographers, the list could go on forever. When the day had successfully passed, I couldn’t help but look back at the whole process and enjoy the feeling of accomplishment.

Three weeks ago, I started a new job. The first meeting I had with the crew was spent making Bawby and Rawtny, the smart-mouthed duo that are becoming the face of Papa Joe’s Banjo B Que. Not a day has passed that I haven’t heard the ever so distinct voices of these two lovable characters in the background noise of the office. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard them have a conversation about “poopy”.

Recently, we were able to announce the full music lineup for the event, including some pretty big names in bluegrass. As exciting as this news is for the general public, it is even cooler being behind the scenes. I never thought I would be involved in planning an event of this magnitude. Even though it is still months away, countless hours are being spent laying out the vendors, positioning the beer stations, working with sponsors, making custom signs and even begging local bars for bottle caps (for a special project). Notice that I haven’t mentioned anything about all the design and web work, which is the only part of the project that you might consider ‘normal’ for your average designer.

After a meeting today with A.B. Beverage, I couldn’t help but get excited thinking about how awesome this event is sure to be. And then it hit me, Papa Joe’s Banjo B Que may be as close to planning a wedding as I could get. A two day wedding filled with pig racing, bbq competitions, loads of beer, and sweet bluegrass jams. Not so bad, eh?

So sit back and enjoy the videos filled with the pig’s antics that will soon be flying out of our office and onto your computer. Share them with your friends and family and make sure to mark May 28 and 29 on your calendar. Rest assured that everyone involved in this event is determined to make it one of the most creative, original and enjoyable events that the CSRA has ever seen.