Some people are legends and they don’t even know it. We did a demo at the Buford, Georgia Toys R Us and who shows up to throw and demo with us?…..BOB RULE! On the serious, this was one of the greatest gifts that life as ever bestowed upon me and I can’t say enough cool things about him or the experience. The man is so smooth and interesting. He has stories for days and is a true living yo-yo history museum. We are so excited that we intend to dedicate an entire blog post just to his majesty. Keep an eye out for that.
In other news on this demo, Atlanta local, Randy Jansen came out to throw with us along with Uri Gotschalk and Steven Kinder from Tallahassee. It’s awesome to see people taking road trips just to meet up with us on the tour. We love it and it makes everything seem more like a rock show than a toy store demo. It’s everything these tours is supposed to be.
Another really cool thing about the Buford demo was that we also had more kids with a serious fire in their belly to learn. Ethan Shaw is a tiny beast that will be so much better than us when he grows up. Simply put, nothing beats a kid that thinks that yo-yos are head and shoulders above his handheld video games and is nowhere near afraid to tell the world about it. That, my friends, is where awesome comes from.
This demo was a real history lesson. We had nearly every generation of American player there and we all had a great time relating to each other over the timeline that we share. Timeless. It’s not a word, it’s a lifestyle.