You know, I’d almost let the title go. I have been The Boss’s Merch Girl (Merch Female, Merch Person? Merch Attendant?) for 2.5 years now, going on 3. It was my first job with Team SG, and oddly my first time out on the road opened a big door for my prospects with the business.
We were in Davis, Oklahoma – my first time hitching a ride in the van, and my first official Merch Girl show instead of me just saying, “Hey I’m around I’ll help please let me help LET ME BE OF SERVICE PLEEEEEASE!” I definitely had to have a purpose to go to Davis, OK. (Which is a lovely town, by the way). The show was great and I sold a METRIC CRAP TON of merchandise. (Here is the full recap in real time from my blog archives if you want to re-live it with me and see how long my hair was – dear Lord it was long, who allowed that?). I thought, “Can it always be like this?”
Turns out it can’t. I have had good merch days and kinda “meh.” merch days since Davis, some approaching the glory that was Oklahoma, but never ever topping that first number.
Until Sunday, February 27th, 2011. Yes, folks, I topped Oklahoma. What better place to do it than at The Boss’s Gruene Hall CD Release. Fabulous. I was on my feet the whole four hours it seemed, and folks were pleasant and fun and happy to be getting the new album. The band was smokin’ and the weather was lovely (albeit slightly alarmingly warm for February already butthisisnottheplacetogripeabouttheweatherjpo!) A perfect storm.
I’m looking forward to topping my new record at the CD Release shows this coming weekend…bring it. I got yer Sharpie right here.