I attended a First Friday event in the Las Vegas Arts District. Friday March 1st was the first day of year where it was warm enough to attend such an event. Plenty of people attended this night’s First Friday and more will most likely attend as the weather improves. I plan on having a booth at the next event in April. Booths are $75 and venders have to provide their own lighting—illumination can be easily arranged with a visit to Home Depot or Wal-Mart. In a city that centers its existence on the gambling industry, which I am a part of, it’s refreshing to see something that doesn’t involve a slot machine or a gaming table because when you take away gambling, there’s really not a whole lot to do in Las Vegas.
My marketing guy, Ross Yamashita, went to the event with me. Besides looking around, a secondary goal was to find interested venders who would want to have carnival nights at the schools. Ross and I collected business cards of people who might be interested as we went from tent to tent pitching our pitch. Now all we have to do is come up with a reasonable idea what would be acceptable fundraising events with the schools.