Last week I was the lucky recipient of my favorite recurring piece of Performing Arts Junk Mail. It has a photograph of a rather large smoke-and-mirrors style set-up, with beautiful women in “ ta-daa!” poses flanking a blushing, yet proud, CEO on a large motorcycle. Apparently, for Your Corporate Event, you can “ dazzle audiences with state-of-the-art illusions or magically produce your CEO on a Harley Davidson motorcycle or in a NASCAR!”
It’s days like these that I not only get a good laugh because their booking managers obviously either don’t know or don’t care what kind of performing arts the Walker programs (otherwise they’d save some money on printing and postage), but also because I am so, SO happy I work here. In these days of rampant fiscal mismanagement, I can’t imagine any employee of any company anywhere finding joy in seeing their boss “ magically produced” on a Harley Davidson motorcycle or in a NASCAR.
Viva la arts non-profit!