One word to describe Monday, May 6? EPIC.
Let's back up. The day began with our Associates filing in early to start preparing the facility for its big debut. Anticipation was high and energy was buzzing. Throughout the day, silverware was polished, mirrors were wiped down, flowers were placed on tables, and an ice luge was delivered (Yes, an ice luge. We are TopGolf, and we can do that!) In just a few hours, the staff was ready and eager to welcome our guests. And just in time to see the beloved UT Mascot Bevo arrive. My, he is one massive steer.
Once Bevo was in place, the hordes of people began gathering at the doors waiting eagerly for what lie ahead. At this point, all they saw were dazzling lights, a true Hollywood-fashioned red carpet and two tables with one long list. Ah, the coveted VIP list...
The TopGolf VIP Party was underway! Our emcees for the night were Jason and Deb from the morning show on the fantastic local 101X. They got the party started right with prizes provided by our friends over at DICK's Sporting Goods. Our fantastic, multi-skilled, talented and, not to mention Cosmopolitan's "Bachelor of the year in Texas," DJ Don Vaughn started bumping the place with a pulse. The bubbly and brew started flowing, and the food was passed. Everyone was feeling great.
We had visits from ESPN radio personalities Erin Hogan and Sean Adams, the UT Cheer and Pom Squad, NCAA National Champion UT Golf Coach John Fields, and former NBA Spurs All-Star Robert Horry. Country SUPERstar Jason Aldean even stopped by. Well into the night, our unbelievably breathtaking light show flashed across the outfield, grasping the entire crowd's attention. Everyone had settled into the rhythm of the night (except for when Tim Duncan made the epic dunk to bring the Spurs up to tie the Golden State Warriors and bring them into overtime in Game 1 of the NBA Western semi-finals, which distracted most!) when all of a sudden..."wobble baby, wobble baby, wobble baby, wobble." The entire staff broke down into the wobble.
To say that the party was a success is an understatement. Jason and Deb talked about it throughout their entire show the next morning! It was truly a party Austin will be speaking of for a while½or until UT wins another National Title!