God Save the Hat!
I hope everyone who attended PROMOTIONS EAST 2012 had a great time. From educational seminars and an up-close look at the latest in promotional products to fashion shows (Fashion-EAST-a) and “after-dark” networking events at the hottest clubs, how could you not?
Unfortunately, I will have to vicariously live through my co-workers' pictures since I spent the last two days in Baltimore representing Promo Marketing's sister publication, Print Professional, at PSDA's annual show. This has been a busy, but enjoyable, week for all of us!
To backtrack, I started off my Tuesday with some printer friends, and I ended it by dining on one of Charm City's finest delicacies—crabs, of course (shout out to Bo Brooks Restaurant & Catering for the fabulous meal). Two hours later, I rolled myself back to the hotel and began to unwind, wondering what I should write about in this week's blog. I turned on the T.V. and ABC was airing Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee concert. I caught the end of Sir Paul McCartney performing a version of Wings' “Live and Let Die,” followed by a group performance consisting of McCartney and fellow musical guests singing the Beatles' “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.” I read a little bit more about the concert.
Not Very Surprising:
- Who put this concert together? Maybe I can buy the Queen getting down to a little Tom Jones, but she doesn't strike me as a will.i.am or Kylie Minogue fan. Oh that Prince Harry and his crazy shenanigans...
- Friendships aside, I think Sir Elton John is contractually obligated to perform at any concert involving the Royal family. I also think there's an unspoken rule requiring Stevie Wonder to perform at any event that is being televised or honoring someone.
- Lots of Union Jack clothing, accessories and flags were present.