Author Topic: Inside the Phone Room at the Best Show Marathon Show 3 1, 2011  (Read 2746 times)

HaroldBlvd

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I worked the phone room for The Best Show's Marathon pledge drive show. This is the 3rd year in a row for me. I had lots of fun and took more calls this year than in the past 2.
The total for the end of the show was over $81,000. Not bad for 3 hours of pledge driving.
I had a great time and there were many great people to work with. It was an honor to work with the one and only Tom Scharpling once again.
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Carl Newman and Ted Leo rehearsing before the broadcast.




My Phone. I got the Paul McCartney Phone! Please note the strange fortune embedded in my phone.

Me taking pledges.

Me and AP Mike.

Ted Leo performs.



Carl Newman



Mike's friend Squeeky and Old Glory.

Just DO IT! We did it!


Terese reads Tom the final pledge.
Over $81,000! Surely a record!







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Re: Inside the Phone Room at the Best Show Marathon Show 3 1, 2011
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011, 03:46:29 AM »
Great pictures. Thanks!
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Re: Inside the Phone Room at the Best Show Marathon Show 3 1, 2011
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011, 08:47:31 AM »
FINALLY Squeaky gets his due.

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Re: Inside the Phone Room at the Best Show Marathon Show 3 1, 2011
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011, 12:37:09 PM »
Neat to see, thank you for sharing.

I thought about calling to pledge but my lurker nature drove me to the website.  With little pangs of guilt when Tom noted the phones weren't ringing.

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Re: Inside the Phone Room at the Best Show Marathon Show 3 1, 2011
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2011, 12:37:47 PM »
I want a Squeeky.

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Re: Inside the Phone Room at the Best Show Marathon Show 3 1, 2011
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2011, 12:49:19 PM »
Thanks for these, Mr. Blvd.
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Re: Inside the Phone Room at the Best Show Marathon Show 3 1, 2011
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2011, 12:56:14 PM »
These are great, thanks for sharing.

I can't see the photos in your post but I was able to see them by clicking your link to your Facebook photos.

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Re: Inside the Phone Room at the Best Show Marathon Show 3 1, 2011
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2011, 01:03:23 PM »
FINALLY Squeaky gets his due.

Squeaky for protege!



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Re: Inside the Phone Room at the Best Show Marathon Show 3 1, 2011
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2011, 01:20:22 PM »
She's the sun, peeping out of an Italian ice.

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Re: Inside the Phone Room at the Best Show Marathon Show 3 1, 2011
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2011, 02:41:53 PM »
Thank you for sharing those, HB!
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Re: Inside the Phone Room at the Best Show Marathon Show 3 1, 2011
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2011, 04:08:13 PM »
these are really cool, thanks for sharing.  looks like fun.

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Re: Inside the Phone Room at the Best Show Marathon Show 3 1, 2011
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2011, 04:52:41 PM »
Two drinks, Mike?

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Re: Inside the Phone Room at the Best Show Marathon Show 3 1, 2011
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2011, 06:19:59 PM »
This was a lot of fun! I was nervous about making sure I didn't mess anything up, but I was pretty far at the end of the phone chain that after the first half hour or so, it wasn't as crazy for me.

My first call ended up being someone I know. I also got a call from someone who immediately insisted "I'M PLEDGING! But first tell Tom that HE HAS TO PLAY THIS ENTIRE SONG." (while Queen was playing)

I only got this first Best Show shift, but I'm looking forward to helping out with the marathon a little more before it's over.

Also, great pics!