Setting an all-time speed record for tearing down their tents and setting them set back up 40 miles away in under two hours are Ironman 70.3 Kansas title sponsor, K-Swiss, and Trek. The two companies combined forces to host a post-party with the K-Swiss pros and a raffle to benefit the Joplin Red Cross and their efforts to provide assistance to the victims of the tragic tornado that struck the city last month.
Also setting an all-time speed record for tearing down one concert and setting at the next concert was yours truly.
Actually, the bar was set pretty low, since we’ve never actually played two shows in one day before. Nonetheless, we managed to tear down in Lawrence in time to give the stage back to the race directors for the awards ceremony, sneak in a quick shower, grab a Red Bull, and set back up in time to play our third and final show of the weekend.
K-Swiss and Trek had all of their latest shoes and bikes on-hand, and in addition to numerous raffle prizes, a brand new Trek Speed Concept bike was given away to one lucky winner.
As an added-bonus, our long-lost guitarist, Mike, joined the band during a brief layover in the Kansas City area in between stops on his US solo acoustic tour. The throaty rumble of his G chord was palpable almost halfway across the parking lot.
Most importantly, proceeds from the evening’s raffle went the Joplin Chapter of the American Red Cross to benefit the victims of last month’s devastating tornado. Click here to learn more or to make a donation to the Red Cross.