I’ve been a fan of World Records my entire life. After I set my first World Record with RecordSetter in 2009 I knew I had found something special and was hooked.
Since I work in radio and love music, my first thought about the event was that it had to be music related. I came up with, “Most People Playing Musical Instruments at Once in a Parking Lot.” Thankfully, I have cool co-workers and an employer that promotes an environment of wackiness so I knew pulling off an event like this on a Saturday morning wouldn’t be deemed “work.”
When World Record Day arrived, it was cold here. And windy. Colder and windier than it had been in a long while. (My flowers and trees were in bloom, but there were flurries in the air). Still, determined World Record breakers showed up with instruments in hand and smiles on their faces. We brought the registration booth inside and huddled in the lobby of the radio station. At 9:50 am, we headed outside to the parking lot. About 5 minutes later, confident we wouldn’t freeze or blow away, we made a lot of noise, attracted plenty of attention from passing motorists, and broke a World Record live on the radio. As far as I know, no lips or fingers got stuck to any of the metal instruments. From toddlers to senior citizens playing everything from spoons to a didgeridoo, we were an eclectic group. And by 10 am, we were all World Record Breakers. Not bad for a Saturday morning.
The RecordSetter team is amazing. They’re innovative, creative, and I think, a bit wacky. I like wacky. To me, it says fun, ambitious, and brave. All of the their World Record breaking awesomeness couldn’t be contained to the web, and late last year, RecordSetter released the RecordSetter Book of World Records. I’m very proud to be included in this book!
In September, I’ll be setting more World Records during the 4th annual World Record Week on my radio show. And, my mind is already racing with thoughts on how to celebrate World Record Day in an even bigger way in 2013. Trust me, you’ll instantly be a lot more awesome when you put “World Record Holder” after your name!