MORE20 wrap up part II - Feat. Edley Shine of Born Jamericans
Finally, after much anticipation, #MORE20 weekend was finally upon us! We had reached the official halfway point to the next 4/20, and the celebration was on! The stores were primed, and the Myxed Up Crew was stoked! And just like Santa Claus departing on Christmas morning, Dabbin' Dan was off in the Road "Tripper" to deliver goodies to all the other Myxed Up stores!
It was a beautiful, crisp, fall Saturday morning in Denver, and across the state. You couldn't have asked for better weather to celebrate with. The sidewalk sale was kickin'. Wacky Inflatable Arm Man began his signature dance as the DJ's set up their gear. And Myxed Up family turned out in droves to enjoy another MORE20 event. The first customers through the door were greeted with free Jah-Wick samples. And the first bunches of raffle tickets started to make their way into circulation.
At 2:00 in the afternoon at Myxed Up Denver we welcomed friend of the store, and local glass blower, Dave Armour. Dave was nice enough to come by the store to be a part of the MORE20 festivities. We set Dave up with some space to meet friends and fans, and talk about the art of blowing glass with those curious about this unique talent and skill. He had a video set up on his laptop showing of his skill at work in the studio, and had some of his recent pieces set up for everyone to enjoy. Everyone was truly amazed with his work, and appreciated the opportunity to enjoy his art, and ask questions about his process and methods through all his years of experience.
Another highlight, and customer favorite of our MORE20 and 4/20 celebrations, are the Myxed Up Creations Grab Bags. This years grab bags were sponsored by Glenn Glass, and included goodies from Glenn Glass, Vape Ape, Mean Clean, and Myxed Up Creations.
At Myxed Up Denver and Myxed Up Aurora, we were very happy to welcome massage girls, courtesy of Detoxify Brand Herbal Cleanse! The girls were there to provide a relaxing, detoxifying massage for any of the Myxed Up Family that needed to relax, unwind, and take a load off!
We were also very pleased to welcome Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs to keep everyone fed and energized! Biker Jim's does some serious grilling. And when I say "Gourmet Dogs", I mean "GOURMET DOGS"! With dog options like Alaska Reindeer, Elk Jalapeno Cheddar, Southwest Buffalo (don't worry, there were veggie dogs too)... These ain't no Oscar Mayer Wieners!
As the evening started to close in, it was about time to get down to some serious business! In advance of his appearance at the MORE20 music event at Cervantes, Edley Shine of Born Jamericans stopped in for some meet and greet action. After getting a tour of the store (with a prolonged stop in the plasma pipe room), Edley Shine had a chance to meet some fans and talk a little reggae and dancehall! He signed some autographs, posed for some pictures, and had a couple laughs. At long last, it was time for one of the most eagerly anticipated moments of the weekend! The MORE20 raffle, hosted and MC'd by the one and only Edley Shine himself! This years stash of prizes was off the chain. At every Myxed Up location, we had four different prizes to be won. Fourth prize was a Myxed Up Creations gift certificate for $100. Third prize was a Vape Ape pen kit, with a Custom Glass Globe by Smash Glass. Second prize was a Left Coast Glass combo prize pack. And the grand prize was an XBox360, with Grand Theft Auto V, Halo 4, Tomb Raider (and a bonus controller)! As the final purchases were completed, and the final raffle tickets were handed out, everyone gathered around to see who was going to be walking away with the booty!
And the winners were! Actually these people might have won more than most, after scoring the raffle prizes, but in reality everyone was a winner. While the raffle winners basked in their glory, those that didn't win lined up to receive their free Myxed Up Creations MORE20 t-shirts. And as an added bonus, for everyone that stuck around, everyone got a Biker Jim's Dog on the house, so no one left empty handed! Not bad consolation prizes. And everyone walked away with a smile on their face!
After everything was said and done, it was easy to see that this MORE20 was a huge success! From Myxed Up Creations Denver, Myxed Up Creations Aurora, Myxed Up Creations Colorado Springs, and Myxed Up Creations Pueblo we would most of all like to say thanks to all of you out there, the Myxed Up Family. More than a couple times I had someone say to me, "Thanks to everyone that makes MORE20 happen"! We all make MORE20 happen. We're just running around being Myxed Up, and doing our thing, so we're making MORE20 happen. It's the whole Myxed Up Family that really makes MORE20 happen though. Without you guys out there and your support, there is no Myxed Up. If there's no "you", and there's no "Myxed Up", then there's no "MORE20", and there's no "4/20", and there's no movement! It's all of us that keep the movement moving! So much love for all the support, and we're looking forward to see what we can all pull together for 4/20, and MORE20 next year!