Thanks first and foremost must go to the HUGE crowd that showed up for a more-than-memorable MetroLink Prom night! Without you, we would have just been a handful of awkwardly well-dressed transit riders swaying our hips.
Many, many thanks go to the evening’s awesome musical entertainment and performers - the up and coming band Trotting Bear. Thanks also go to Ryan Albritton of R&R Music Labs for securing live music for MetroLink Prom for the first time!
(As an aside, if you’re a fan of St. Louis’s thriving local music scene, be sure to check out next month’s STL LOUD Showcase on November 11, 2011. More information on this great event put on by Ryan and others here.)
How incredible was the PROMenade from the Skinker Station to the Moonrise Hotel? Very. The Drum Line of St. Louis was absolutely outstanding. Marching down the historic streetscape of Skinker Boulevard amidst a backdrop of vintage St. Louis homes experiencing the reverberation of the band was breathtaking! Thanks go to Juan Montana of Cherokee Photobooth and Michael Powers, a Neighborhood Stabilization Officer for the city’s 21st Ward, for setting this up.
The Moonrise Hotel was the gracious host of our after-party, where we were finally able to legally consume adult beverages and watch the Cardinals’ victory. Thanks go to the Moonrise Hotel’s rooftop terrace for putting up with a huge flood of customers all at once! Also, thanks go to Martin Pittman, the GM of the Moonrise Hotel for helping us to promote the event with the hotel’s social media accounts!
Thanks go to all of the members and organizers of City Affair, Citizens for Modern Transit, and the Transit Riders Union of St. Louis for donating their social media accounts, time, materials, and ideas to the successful effort. Special recognition must be made for Andrew Faulkner (he was the guy with the spinnable MetroLink fez at the event) for his organizational and crafting skills.
Thanks Liz Kramer, AKA Miss Metrolink, for traveling from Chicago and its grad school duties to join us and help us with some media appearances. (The award for the most travel mileage expended to attend MetroLink Prom goes to San Franciscan Damon Harris! Thanks for proving that this event is worth a few hundred bucks and some plane transfers!)
Spirited thanks go to Robert Beck for his beautiful “4th Annual” and “MetroLink Prom” train-size posters which were prominently displayed during the PROMenade and on the Moonrise rooftop bar! Thanks also, then, go to Emily Beck for rallying her father’s talents!
Thanks go to each and every crafter who helped our guests celebrate in style with pipe cleaner corsages!
And so on, and so forth. See you next year dressed in your best on the rails!