Things can change pretty quickly for you when you're a Myachi Master. A week and a half ago I thought I'd be spending the summer in New York and as it turns out, I'll have to spend it hanging out at an amusement park in the mountains. I guess I'll just have to adjust.
It's no surprise to me at all that Myachi is going to have some presence at Dollywood this summer. We have a really good friend and longtime maniac/parttime Myachi Master that lives down there. His name is Digit and he's been in the game as long as I have. He has sick skills, he's been a performer since he was 12 years old (magician) and he lives really close to Dollywood. So he got a bunch of his buddies into the game and we were planning on letting them handle Kidsfest for us this year. They're more than qualified and we have so much going on in the city this year that there was no way we could spare 6 Myachi Masters for 7 weeks like we did last year.
But then we moved a few things around, got a sick deal on a nice place to stay and started rethinking things. With a team in place there, we wouldn't exactly have to sacrifice half a dozen Myachi Masters on the event. We could just send a couple to help get things going.
Well, long story short, we'll be sending a couple of different teams of Myachi Masters. Each team will be staying for a couple of weeks and then coming back home to help us with the stores, summer camps, boot camps, birthday parties, events, team building workshops, street fairs, trade shows and tournaments that we have scheduled up here over the next 7 weeks.
The first Myachi Master duo heading down will include Bones and me*, and when we leave, Lucky and Bamboo will be replacing us. I'll keep things up to date on the blog once we know exact dates. Bones and I are flying down early Thursday morning to get things set up for Kidsfest's start this Friday. I think we'll be there for three weekends, so if you're anywhere near Gatlinburg, Tennessee in the next 3 weeks, be sure to swing out and see us.
And if you need more motivation than the Myachi stand, I should remind you that Dollywood opened it's new winged coaster this year and it looks awesome:
|Sure, it looks awesome, but I think I might have to ride it |
17 times before I'll be able to say for sure.
It's gonna be a good summer.