Oops I did it again! (Another backwards T-shirt on someone’s head)


Well, it happened again.

At the Jackson County Fair on Sunday night, I was able to take the stage and help introduce the evening’s entertainment to the grandstand, legendary comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy.

MJ and Kristen from the WITL Wake-Up Show were with me, and we were all thrilled to have the opportunity to pump up the crowd before the show really started.

One of the things we like to do is toss a number of radio station t-shirts into the crowd. WITL t-shirts are probably the item that listeners ask us for the most, and it’s always fun to get them out.

Before going on stage on Sunday evening, we tied several WITL T-shirts. We did this so that when we threw the shirts into the crowd they would stay compact so they could travel further than the first two rows.

It’s a great plan as long as an audience is paying attention.

Most Larry/Jeff fans were paying attention as we launched our WITL t-shirts. Let me choose the woman who wasn’t.

I tossed the T-shirt into the crowd and watched helplessly as it sailed to the side of a woman’s head about 8 rows ahead, who was engaged in conversation with the person at her right. I saw her recoil in surprise as the cotton/polyester missile hit her left temple.

My mouth dropped open in shock and Kristen doubled over in laughter.

You see, shortly before going on stage, I had told Kristen about another time I had been tasked with throwing T-shirts into a crowd at a county fair. This time we rolled up the T-shirts into balls and tied them with rubber bands. I was able to throw them much further that way. Great shot, until Gladys took one in the face about 13 rows back. Like the poor lady Sunday night at the Jackson County Fair, she was unhurt, just stunned. But from a stage perspective, it’s pretty hilarious to watch happen.

Apologies to those who took the radio station t-shirts upside down, but a lesson for the kids: always be careful.

Just be glad MJ couldn’t bring his T-shirt shooter.

Jackson County Fair

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