Thursday, January 19, 2012

Olan Rogers Trip.

     So, the choice for what to write about first was not a hard one. About 2 years ago, my good friend Luke showed me this guy on youtube who he thought was quite funny. His name is Olan Rogers. Olan made video blogs sharing stories about his life and also some pretty funny shorts for youtube. So I subscribed to him and have been a huge fan ever since. One of Olan's biggest fears is being on stage and performing in front of people. This would clearly limit his career in the future and he wanted to do something about it.
Olan's Youtube Channel
  About a month ago he posted a video updating us on his life. (He just moved away from home and has a lot of stuff going on) And at the end of the video he mentioned that he was going on tour. He was really nervous about it, but wanted to meet all of his fans and finally get over his stage fright. Naturally, I looked at the tour locations to see if he was coming to a virginia venue. He was not, BUT, his first show was in Charlotte which is only 6 hours away. I called Luke and we decided to make it happen.
     After a tiny bit of yard work to raise some gas money ;) we were off. We left home home at 11 am and the show started at 7. This was the longest drive I had ever taken but I was excited to have a friend come along with me. We were having a good time. The music was pumpin, we were jammin, and the memories were flowin. After a couple hours of "singing" we began to settle down. As I previously stated, it was nice to have someone else in the car. I had someone to talk to and laugh with. I was in the middle of telling Luke about my favorite childhood memory when I looked over at him and saw this....

     ...okay, so maybe I wasn't in the middle of a story, regardless, the next 2 hours were filled with silence as we kept on truckin through the POURING RAIN!
     When Luke woke up, we were only about 30 min. out. We hadn't eaten yet and decided to get some Chick-fil-a. So I used our GPS "Kurt" to find the nearest one. It took us a while to find it because Kurt got really confused and had no idea where we were. We finally got our food and headed towards the Fillmore. Once again, Kurt got lost and ended up bringing us to a set of abandoned railroad tracks. We had no idea what to do so we asked a woman standing outside of the nearest building where the Fillmore was. She said she gets that question all the time and all GPS's lead people to this spot.
     So finally we arrived. Almost 2 hour early, but we were there.
     The show was great, Olan was very funny and the rest of the acts were pretty good too. Though they didn't really matter to us as much. After the show, the time had come to MEET Olan Rogers. We weren't sure exactly what to say or how to act. We just asked him a few questions and got the latest information on the videos he is working on. He then signed our shirts and took a picture with us.
     ...But we didn't stop there. We decided to ask Olan to do "Danger Legs"with us (<---Link explaining what danger legs is exactly)  Danger legs is his signature dance. He agreed, and we became the first people *on record* to publicly "Danger leg" with Olan Rogers. The following is a link to said event.  Our danger legs
     But Olan was not the only youtube celebrity on the tour. We also got pictures with Mitchell Davis from LiveLavaLive and Nanalew/Meekakitty.

...So yeah, the trip was awesome and TOTALLY WORTH IT. The drive back started at about 9:30 pm and we arrived home around 3:15am. It was filled with HOURS of freestyle rapping, Kurt taking us through random ghost towns that were pretty creepy, scary stories that are only scary at 1 am, and of course...taco bell.
     It was basically the most fun I think i've ever had and was the first time I have ever lost my voice from laughing so much. I did not know that was possible.
    Sorry this post was so long, I just wanted to make sure I included everything and gave you guys the whole story so that I don't have to tell it OVER AND OVER in person. Hope you enjoyed.


  1. That is cool, love the danger legs dance.

  2. so what's your fave (boring) childhood memory? :-D

  3. Thanks David!
    And Darla, it has to be this time my mom made me a PB&J sandwich that had way too much jelly and so i didn't really want to by the time i was half way done with it...............then i got some water so that i could......*sleep*

  4. HA Louis this is great! I'm so glad you and Luke both got to go see Olan!! Super jealous! BUT glad that you two were able to make some awesome IRREPLACEABLE memoriesss!!!!!

    1. They are truly Irreplaceable. And I think we are going to nashville to take him out to lunch one random day, and you are more than welcome to come along! :D

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