I Met Santa in Rural Tennessee
|October 15, 2016||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
So I recently enjoyed a brief but packed weekend trip to eastern Tennessee. Had a lot of fun but some of the highlights included: 1.) Visiting my first ever drive-thru liquor store 2.) Taking 2nd place at the story slam of the National Storytelling Festival 3.) Seeing my new book “Questions For Terrible People” on the shelf at a Barnes & Noble in Johnson City 4.) And best of all: meeting the “Blue Ridge Santa” off duty after the show. I noticed a very Santa-looking gentleman in the crowd but did not assume he was actually in the game. Afterward he introduced himself and we had a great chat. I’ve talked live performer shop with comics, poets, actors, magicians, musicians, burlesque performers, storytellers, & strippers but NEVER have I had the chance to get insight into the professional Santa game. It’s real out there. Best part was when he gave me his card and said “now, that number on the back is *protected*. Please be careful. If any kids get a hold of it it’s all over.” The secret is safe with me dude. To my people in the southeast: if you need a Santa hit up www.BlueRidgeSanta.com Until next time Tennessee!