First off…a big shout out to all of our new customers and friends we made at the FABULOUS Country Throwdown at the Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion in Guilford NH this past weekend! Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser and many other great acts ROCKED the house most of the day and into the night! It was a country fans dream! If you ever want to experience one of the best venues for country music and party with great country bands and fans you must check out Meadowbrook!
And…what makes a perfect day better? Gone Country T Shirts sold out of many of our very cool country T shirts and tanks and the feedback from the thousands of country fans that stopped by our booth was awesome! The biggest complaint? We ran out of some styles too soon! (We hate it when that happens!) But the emails started coming in over the Memorial Day Weekend and we will make sure everyone that wants a shirt GETS a shirt! Hey! That’s what we do!
Our Crack Festival Team consisting of Dr. K and the Fabulous Cheryl had a great time…and who wouldn’t? With Willie and Jamey Johnson singing in the background and customers loving our product line it was a party in New Hampshire! Thank you!
Dr. K took a couple of pics of some happy customers who rushed off to put on their NEW Gone Country T Shirts.
This young lady is rockin’ our “KISS MY GRITS” t-shirt.
This trio of young ladies were having a great time! The girl in the middle is wearing our NEW T shirt and tank top…“IF YOU MESS WITH ONE COUNTRY GIRL YOU GOT US ALL.” Unfortunately for many fans we ran out of that style very early in the day. You can still order it online here at our website!
This country fan just purchased our LAST “BEER DRINKER AND A HELL RAISER” T Shirt. He told the Crack Festival Team he was purchasing it as a gift.
We hope to see many of you at future festivals (we will post them here and on our Facebook page.) Until then… a big thank you to the folks at Country Throwdown and the good people at Meadowbrook! We had a BLAST!
We are heading out Saturday morning for the “Country Throwdown” in New Hampshire. Willie Nelson is heading up an All -Star cast for a fun time at a rockin’ concert that will go on all day!
Gone Country T’s has been granted one of the few booths inside the venue and we will be ready to spread the word to 15,000 country fans about our very cool t’s and tanks.
Our design department has come up with a number of new designs to bring to the concert and we are very excited to show them to our fans. Before they were “tagged, bagged and boxed” I managed to get a pic of one of them:
We hope to see many of our regular local customers and hope to make a bunch of new “Gone Country T Shirts” customers. Now…time for Willie…
Overcast and rainy spring days (like we are having around here) always make us think that summer will never get here! But those warm summer days (and Summer Nights) are just around the corner! And with those sunny days and nights we welcome with open arms the Country Fest and Kenny Chesney! He brings an All-Star show with him this year…Zac Brown Band and Billy Currington! So…Who’s Ready For Kenny!?!
So on we go…sloggin through the overcast,rainy and not so spring-like New England Chili Fest Schedule. When the Gone Country T Shirt Company teamed with the Crack Festival Team we had one goal. We wanted to show the world our very cool new line of country music themed t-shirts. We know people love them…we just want MORE people to see them and love them! Ahem…is that too much to ask? A couple of sunny spring weekends? Geeez! And I know 100 other vendors asking the same thing!
So the Crack Festival Team…this time consisting of Crack Festival Team President Dr. K and a new trusted companion the Wonderful Liz. (the Fabulous Cheryl went to California to escape the “Super Spring” here in New England) The anticipation was sky high for a kick-ass festival spreading the word about our Gone Country T’s and Tanks!
The display looked aces…
And as you can see here the Wonderful Liz was chili (or is that Chilly? brrrr) but ready for ACTION!
The other 100 vendors we all primed and ready for the day to begin…just waiting on the crowds!
But alas…they never came. But that didn’t faze the Crack Festival Team because they sprang into action with big smiles, hello’s and howdy’s. They played some great country tunes on their boom box and they did make some new customers and friends! And that folks is what it’s all about! Hell yeah!
So…maybe we didn’t sell as many shirts as we expected and maybe it was a little chilly and overcast but it looks like Dr. K and the Wonderful Liz had a good time…
Don’t forget…you don’t have to wait to see the Crack Festival Team at a festival near you this summer. You can always purchase the coolest country music and country themed t-shirts right here at our website. Our t-shirts are top quality, hand printed and are always inspired by country livin’ and today’s country music hits. We always welcome your comments and feedback! We are country fans and we make “Contemporary Apparel for the Modern Country Fan!”
We were looking forward to the New England Regional Chili Cookoff in Somers, Ct. on May 7th! “Mad Mike” the king of all things Chili loved our shirts and was excited to have us as a vendor! And we were excited to be there! The anticipation was building as we whipped our fabulous production crew into a frenzy and we printed, bagged and tagged our whole line of Gone Country T shirts for the big day! Not many of you know that we hand print to order our T Shirts. We own a screen printing company so we don’t stock ahead of time. As the orders roll in we print your order, tag it and bag it just for you! And sometimes we include a few extra goodies!
Early (very early!) our Crack Festival Team consisting of Dr. K and the Fabulous Cheryl arrived on the festival grounds and proceeded to erect our booth. After hoisting up our company banner (yay!) “Mad Mike”, the king of all things Chili made his first appearance:
We presented him with a shirt he previously requested, he blessed our booth and off he went to probably have some chili! Well, maybe not. It was about 8am.
So we get our booth up and it’s lookin’ fine…
The crowds start to enter the chili fest about 11ish and by 12 noon the fabulous Cheryl, Vice President of the Crack Festival Team was enjoying life!
As the day wore on…actually as the hour wore on…it was only 1pm now… the sky started to get dark and gray. The Crack Festival Team was selling our fabulous t’s and tanks and chili aprons like hotcakes but the weather decided we had had enough fun for the day! The sky opened up and the crowd…well the crowd figured that wet t shirts are only meant for spring break and watered down chili just didn’t have the right taste…headed for the comfort of home. So the Crack Festival Team went about rain-proofing our Gone Country T’s and stuff and started packing up for the trip home.
All in all it was a very good day for Gone Country T Shirts! We sold a lot of T’s, made some new customers and friends and we are looking forward to next year with “Mad Mike”, the king of all things chili and the New England Regional Chili Cookoff! We will just be bringing more rain gear that’s for sure!
This summer Gone Country T’s has decided to spread the word about our very cool country themed t shirts by participating in some festivals in and around New England. Our Crack Festival Team consists of Dr.K and the fabulous Cheryl. They are outgoing, funny and really represent the Gone Country brand perfectly! To kick off our new venture we have added new Gone Country T shirts and tank tops. We will be adding new products and apparel as the summer goes on.
Our very first festival was at the Uxbridge, Mass VFW and hosted by the New England Country Music Club. Dr.K and the Fabulous Cheryl attended a pre-festival get together and found the club members very friendly and enthusiastic. They (of course) loved our shirts and designs and were looking forward to the big festival weekend. Dr. K did notice that he was the only vendor to attend the gathering but he was assured that more vendors would be in attendance on the big day.
Our Crack Festival Team jumped into action early (early!) in the morning on May 1 . Our assigned booth space was clear across the parking lot from the entrance to the actual festivities. The festivities would include lots of good food and great live country music bands. What could be more fun? Dr. K and the Fabulous Cheryl immediately assumed that the parking lot was going to be filled with hundreds of vendors! How festive! Although they were a long, long, long way from the entrance they figured the organizers must have given them a great spot!
Well…not so much. It turned out that we were the ONLY vendor! Here is a pic taken that morning that shows just how fantastic our booth space was!
But our Crack Festival Team made the best of it and actually did rather well all things considered. Because they were situated so close to the road cars traveling by could see our enormous “Gone Country T Shirts” sign and stopped by to make a purchase or three. See how close we were to the road?
Another fun fact about this festival was the wind. At times the gusts were so high that our shirts almost acted like sails for our tent! If Dr. K didn’t hold on tight the tent and our whole display would probably be in Idaho right now!
So our first “festival” was over and the Crack Festival Team dealt with some adversity and came out with experience, some new dedicated customers, some well earned money and had some fun doing it! Ahhh….life is good!