The countdown is on: two weeks until the 2012 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
What’s that you ask? Did we qualify for Kona through our incredible athletic prowess?
Please. Did you see our last Ironman finish times? The last time I crossed an Ironman finish line the qualifiers in my age group had gone back to their hotels, showered, changed clothes, taken a nap, eaten dinner, and returned to the finish line with a cold beer in their hand as I crossed the finish line.
But qualifying isn’t the only way to make it to Kona, is it? No, we’re not going to Kona as athletes this time around, but rather as part of the musical entertainment.
That’s right, you heard me. The Super Bowl gets Madonna, Black Eyed Peas, KISS, and Janet Jackson. The Super Bowl of triathlon gets, well, us. And while we can’t promise a pyrotechnics show to rival KISS’s half-time show, our shows do generally run an abnormally high risk of a Janet Jackson-esque “wardrobe malfunction” or two so we’ve got that going for us.
We’re still working out the details but thus far you can expect to catch our acoustic performance on opening night, Tuesday, October 9th, in the Ironman Village to kick off the week. Rumor has it that we’ll also be turning up the distortion and playing at a hot night spot on Thursday night after the Welcome Dinner so stay tuned for details of that and other possible appearances.
If you’re going to be in Kona be sure to let us know. Until then, we give you the music/video rendition of this announcement.
See you in Kona!