Part 1: Making Plans can be Haaard!!
Over the coming days, we’re going to take you on a little journey into the art of planning a great outing. Whether it’s a concert or sporting event, the ingredients and questions you ask yourself and the actions you take are the key to creating awesome memories.
The first question is whether you’ll keep planning your outings in the archaic, time-consuming way, or whether you’ll plan them the right way - around here we simply call that The Wembli Way. At the end of this series we hope you’ll choose to blaze the trail with us to a new frontier (OK, that was overly dramatic and I actually heard Star Trek music in my head as I wrote it). I guess what you can say, though, is that we are boldly going where few (if anyone) have gone before and we’d love you to take up the torch with us! Saddle up, folks; Wembli has a trail to blaze!
Part 1: Making Plans can be Haaard
Last post I said that we’d be taking a little journey into the art of planning the perfect outing. Today is part one of that series, so thanks for making it back for the read, and now buckle up!
It’s super fun when you get a call out of the blue asking if you want ‘in’ on an outing to go see your favorite band or sports team, at a) a great location, b) with awesome friends, and c) at a price you can swallow (without needing an antacid first). It’s a lot harder to set up that little get-together yourself. Because making plans can be hard. Duh.
Whether you’re sticking close to home for a ball game, planning a day trip to the big city for a show or heading to the Super Bowl, there are things you have to seriously consider:
- What are we doing?
- Where do we want to do it?
- When can we go?
- Who’s going?
- What’s the maximum amount everyone’s willing to spend?
- Will we need or want food?
- Is it going to involve a hotel stay?
- Should we carpool?
- What about parking?
- Who’s going to communicate it all to the group?
Then there’s the dreaded babysitting question that comes with its own set of rules! You free birds out there who have only ever been on the immediate ‘Sure, I’ll go!’ side of the plan may be staring at these questions in disbelief (like, who DOES that?). All I can say is…I hope your favorite team or artist doesn’t have that same outlook.
Imagine your excitement to see U2 up on stage when suddenly Bono looks confused and calls to The Edge, “Hey, mate, what song should we do?” All while The Edge is scratching his head for a minute before responding with, “I don’t know, what do YOU want to do?” Rinse and repeat. For 20 minutes. That would be ridiculous! But that’s what it’s often like for event-goers when it comes to choosing a restaurant after the main event or finding parking beforehand. (How many will admit to driving past a parking garage in search of a cheaper one only to go back to the original one and find that it’s FULL? Yeah, it’s like that.)
Creating an awesome experience is an artful craft that should always seem effortless by the ones get to be part of it! That’s what WEMBli does :)
Coming up next, Wemblizens: “Party to the People.” Stay tuned!