- Jul 26, 2000
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Wow!! What an experience!! Had the time of my life....man do those kids like getting their faces painted!! It was non-stop most of the time I was doing it,....kids AND adults were coming back 2-3 days in a row to have them re-done!! ahahaha,....I did Kevin's twin's 2 different times and they are the cutest little boys,...they sat there like little stone statues,....just as patient as could be!!...I painted a Rico on Rick Clunn's little boy, too. Saw Woo and his wife Patty a few times,....he's so cool!! Gave him some pictures of our trip out 2 weeks ago. I also met several people I've worked with for years, but never met,.....like Matt Vincent, Editor of Bass TIMES,...Gary Dollahon, from MotorGuide,...Pam Behnke and Jack Ferguson from Mercury.,...Bill Dance too...he was signing autographs in the booth right beside me, where I was doing the face painting!! Too Cool. There sure were a lot of bass and Nitro logo's on those faces!! hahahah...Talk about a great gimmick to get people in that booth!! Man alive there was a line 10-15 deep all day saturday,.....and while the kids were getting painted,...the parents were looking at the Nitro's and ProCrafts,.....there is a method to our madness y'know!! LOL ESPN did a GREAT job with the coverage,....it'll be the best thing that ever happened to pro fishing,...the final weigh-in show was pretty cool...live on ESPN too,....anybody see it?? Took 2 rolls of pix's too,...will take them in today/tomorrow. Hope they turn out!! Sure love that Cajun food.... but glad to be home!! BTW,...the fishing was terrible!! Some guys were running 200miles round trip and weighing in 1or 2 bass,...little 12" dinks!!! A lot of skunks were present too!! Whew!! Imagine winning a Classic with a 2lb avg,....not to mention having to run 100 miles to get them!!! Bring a Classic to St.Clair and you'll see some fishing!!!!