Hovick: Happy Thanksgiving. No, Really

My mother always says you don’t have to look far to find someone not as fortunate. 

So what am I thankful for?

My health? You bet.

I shun the scale during the holidays. Yep, from November 15 until after the first of the year I’m guilt free and a chocoaholic. Oh, I still exercise but I’m quite thankful for all of the fatty foods of the season. 

I think Don Harmon summed it up perfectly on Fox 4: “I am not going to eat rice cakes and avoid sweets during the holidays.  What kind of quality of life is that?”

I am thankful for my family and friends.

I’m a people person and am surrounded by lots of fun folks.  They understand the nutty hours I work, so the normal people in my family adjust their schedules so we have quality time.

I am thankful for my Midland family. 

They can recite most of my stories since I tend to repeat the ones I feel are truly funny. But they are a kind and patient audience and still laugh at my tired punch lines.  OK, maybe it’s a courtesy laugh, but I am thankful nonetheless.

I’m thankful for the busy 2010 we’ve had at the Midland. 

After we remodeled and opened our doors two years ago, our goal was to be versatile.  We’ve more than accomplished that. On our website, midlandkc.com you can see the variety of concerts we promote. But the Midland’s also home to any number of wedding receptions and charitable fund raising events throughout the year.

It takes a lot of people to make all of our events appear seamless and for that I am thankful.

I’m thankful to the media. 

That may sound a little goofy or maybe it looks like I’m kissing somewhere the sun seldom shines, but come on people.

Let’s face it

If you trust and enjoy working with someone you’re going to continue to do business with them.

Sure we spend lots of money to advertise our concerts but we’ve also built strong relationships which have helped us grow.  Agents and outside promoters call the Midland for available dates a lot. And working with our partners in the media we’re constantly searching for new acts and are thankful to host annual events which keep Kansas City moving ahead in the concert industry.

I’m also very thankful for the artists who stand on the Midland stage and acknowledge the beauty of this historic landmark. 

So you know, Happy Thanksgiving.



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