Monday, December 31, 2012
In 2012 I took a bit of a backseat with signings and other autograph events. It's nothing new and signings aren't going anywhere. They come and go just like bi***es and hoes. One positive outlook on not going to many events this year is that I'v noticed a lot more money in my pocket. This hobby does get expensive after a while.
My 2012 event of the year was a no brainer for me. It was obviously the 2012 L.A. Fit Expo that took place earlier this year. It's one of the better events that takes place annually in Southern California. Bodybuilding competitions, giveaways, beautiful woman, celebrities, athletes and autograph sessions surround the annual event. No event is better than the annual L.A. Fit Expo. If you want to be an autograph whore for a day, then the Fit Expo is the right place for you.
My 2010 signing of the year linked here.
My 2011 signing of the year linked here.
My 2012 signing of the year linked here.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
U.S. Bank had a grand opening event at their new location in downtown Los Angeles. The event featured free food, giveaways such as flat screen televisions and included an appearance by current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson. The event was also scheduled on a Wednesday and around lunch time. I'm sure they would of had a much larger turnout if they did this on the weekend. I'm thankful that it was held on a Wednesday though. I wouldn't of been able to make it on the weekend.
When I arrived at U.S. Bank I noticed a decent turnout. ESPN radio staff told people that Keyshawn would only sign one item per person. Obviously most people just got back in line to get their second item signed. People were in and out of the autograph line in a short while. Keyshawn ended up leaving the event 15 minutes before his scheduled end time since there were no more fans in line.
- Items per person? One item with a chance to get back in line.
- People in line? I arrived after the signing had started. From what people told me the line at it's peak was just a little over 50 people.
- City of the event? Los Angeles.
- Free signing? Yes.
I noticed fans leaving the line with a small signature on their
footballs. I asked Keyshawn if he could give me a large signature. I'm sure
Keyshawn heard me but he still signed it small. I jokingly told him "C'mon man".
Keyshawn was very cool about taking posed photos.
Thanks to U.S. Bank and ESPN LA for this free event.