Anatomy of a Project Blackbox Tour Stop
By pmonday on Mar 21, 2007
Chris Hawver hitched a ride with the Project Blackbox Tour in Columbus, Ohio. He sent a great "on the spot" report to me in the evening yesterday (so the report is about the Tuesday stop in Detroit). The report really takes you through a brief start to finish tour stop. I did a bit of editing to expand acronyms and get the pictures that accompanied the note inline, but that is about it, here is the on the ground report that illustrates the anatomy of a tour stop.
If it's Tuesday, it must be Detroit. The Project Blackbox Tour was in two locations today. The first was at the Southfield [Sun] office and the Sun staff were ready for all 110 registered to arrive at 9:30am.
Before the tour the attendees had the opportunity to listen and learn from our own Bob S.
From the Southfield office we set up at the Palace, home of the Detroit Pistons. The game tonight was with Philly 76'ers and all Piston games for the last 6 years have been sold out.
[Note from Paul, the final score of the game was Detroit Pistons 96, Philly 76'ers 75...I guess having that compute power outside of the arena was helpful!]
Two pictures, one from the Palace, before the game
and one after all 22,000 parked for the game.
Here is part of our smiling crew, ready to give a tour. Lori Roscoe (pictured) is a Regional Marketing Manager and responsible for the visits to Detroit and Lansing.
Next stop is Lansing at Michigan State University. The tours begin at 10am. Next stop after Lansing is Chicago, where over 350 have registered to see the Project Blackbox Tour.