It started with a phone call from Jeremy Mincey.
"Mr. Mince" is the Dallas Cowboy’s recent trade from the Denver Broncos. He was calling to confirm Dream City University’s invitation to his 8th Annual "Bash in the Boro". Imagine a big family cookout in the park with food, moon bounces, basketball, contests and music performances. Past guests include a host of NBA/NFL celebrities, OMG Girlz, Pastor Troy and others. This year’s kicker, Dream City University was opening for RCA recording artist, Jacob Latimore.
Dream City University is the new wave of recording artists. They are the new version of Motown. This musical enterprise engineers dreams into realities of all those that walk through the doors.
At this point, the event is just about a week away which means we have about eh, 7 days to finalize the logistics. Choreography, notify parents, plan the trip, script a press release, promote it and pitch it to some media folks in Atlanta, that I don’t even know.
Day 6.5, I’ve juggled graduate classes, presentations and my 9-5.
I’m running on fumes, here.
With hardly any sleep and I’ve got kind of one media interview confirmed with a local blogger. I’ve cold called, ran through my database and facebooked everyone and their momma for media contacts. [Media weekend in Statesboro blog coming soon].
Though the facility is based in Virginia Beach, VA, I’m here in Washington, DC and directly after a long 8 hour work day at my “regular job”, I hopped on a bus and took a 5 hour trip to to Hampton, VA where my good friend Jay picked me up, grabbed a Wawa sub and waited.„
At about 4 a.m., the team showed up, I loaded in and we began our 8 hour trek from Hampton to Statesboro.
In one car was the CEO, M’Jestie with 3 of the artists: Jay Twice, Bingsta and Brock Johnson.
In the other car, was the media team: Me, Providence and Flaco in what he called “Club Flacs”.
At about 9:30 a.m. we were half way there…hello, South of the Border! arreeeba!