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Michael Coggins’ Banner Year Party allowed us to reclaim what we lost – Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri 2021-07-30 09:00:49 –

How do you choose a winner? // Courtesy Michael Coggins

When we look back at Missouri’s 200-year checkered past and share our hopes for the future, we have a vague sense that some of our celebrations are missing. One year of the last two centuries has been robbed of us.

If even a small personal piece of the year rejects us, how can we get it back? One of my friends here at KC suffered a huge and wacky puncture wound. And, jokingly, he broke it.

Michael Coggins co-founded a mail-order steak business called Holy Grail Steak Co. in 2018. Outside the gate, it was a tough ride. Shipping high-end beef nationwide while maintaining a supply line was a logistics nightmare. Then there was a pandemic. And the local beef company by mail by two men was okay.

Coggins decided to hold a banner year party to give back to friends and family and to make excuses to meet everyone who missed last year. what do you mean? good. This is the type of party I’ve never attended and [hopefully] Please do not attend again.

2020 was stripped of us, but it did not stop the transformation of the world. A major life event has occurred. Holidays that have passed. The plan has been abandoned. The Banner Year Party was a way to get the sliver back and celebrate what was stolen with a crowd of enthusiastic friends and strangers. To that end, each participant was invited to create a physical banner to hang on the wall of the party, and the event closest to their heart was displayed to be shared with everyone. .. (Joe Ianelli of PlugYourHoles. If you need a banner, I strongly support his work.)

Coggins went beyond simple themed parties. No, my beloved reader, he all went out. He rented out The Truman, a music venue that fits comfortably to 1,400 people. Here I saw some of my favorite rock bands all over the world. This wasn’t just a party for his direct social circles, it was a celebration for the entire KC.

At 6 pm on Saturday night, the door to Truman was opened to everyone at KC. Inside, you’ll find free beer, DJs and bands. KC’s jazz-funk group Satori (recorded rip Saxophone solo). The Urban Cafe food truck has been pulled up to the loading dock. Celebrate your success so far, all this for free to everyone. Not as an individual, but as a powerful group.

Michael’s wife Tricia, who worked at a KC hospital in a pandemic during pregnancy, met us when she arrived at us. Thanks to her for wearing this Cindig. She had a confused reaction. This is all Michael.This is all … Michael thing.. My wife and I dressed as cats and carried a bowl of candy-filled pumpkins. Our banner was hung in the corner of Halloween. At the event from 2020, we haven’t missed the most. We walked around the rest of the party and tricked our guests into treating them. I made friends with the crew who came to regain St. Patrick’s Day. The companions I had never seen did not recognize me with their ears and cat’s tail. [Kim, you’re fine.]

The room was adorned with banners ranging from missed birthdays to the birth of a child, adoption of a pet, and … very strange. The highlight was the unrelated Kim Jong Un Spring Break (?) Banner.With comedian Bo Burnham’s 30th birthday banner (highlighted in recent specials) luxury Settings based on Of the office “It’s your birthday.”, Featuring mood lighting and a table full of birthday cakes for guests to self-service. One sign simply celebrates the return of Boba Fett and Baby Yoda.

Hundreds of people filled the space that night. Looking around the room, almost no one knew … at the first party since February of the previous year. Did I make new friends? Finally, he cheered and chose the winner. In the noisy, two different couples voluntarily got engaged. No one knows who one of the couples is, even though Coggins tried to give a $ 500 prime steak grand prize to a 20-hour handmade banner. [If you got engaged at a stranger’s banner party, get in touch with me. They have meat for you. You must know who you are.]

Chaotic. It was unpredictable. It was a stranger and wild, and it was the first night of eternity that I didn’t know what would happen next. At that moment, I finally felt that KC was back. And I got something back for myself. It’s Halloween. Find a way to grab what was stolen from you and proceed to the heavenly sounds of drunken cheers and saxophone solos.

Sell ​​and get it done,

Block Wilbur



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