On Monday, June 13, Bjorn’s was lucky enough (in fact we were 1 of 3 retailers in the country!) to be able to hold a private meet and greet with the legendary supergroup Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF). Thanks go out to the band, their management and also to our co-sponsor Monster Cable.
The evening started with a quick video of Verdine White and Ralph Johnson talking about their relationship with Monster Cable and their current 40th Anniversary tour. That’s right, they have been doing this for 40 years!. After that was their performance from the latest David Foster Blu-ray called The Hit Man Returns. Shortly after that clip, Phillip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson of EWF took the stage for an hour Q&A session moderated by Bjorn. They talked about everything from the history and formation of the band 40 years ago, their favorite venues they have played to how the heck they look so young, even though they all turn 60 this year!
Next up was an announcement of why EWF and Monster have teamed up. They have developed their own model of in-ear headphones called “Gratitude”, that should be available around August and retail for around $229. EWF were involved with every step of development for these headphones and said if there would have been anything that did not meet their high standards, they never would have put their name on them.
The night concluded with a meet and greet with the people in attendance. Everyone had a chance to meet EWF, get a picture or autograph. These guys are the real deal and are some of the nicest guys you can ever meet! After the meet and greet was finished Bjorn, of course, had to show them a demo of our Ultimate Theater Room. We then brought in some authentic mexican food for their dinner, took a quick tour of their tour bus and they were on their way, 10 hours to the next concert in Biloxi, MI.
I cannot stress enough, how thankful we are to the band and their management for making this happen. This was one of their days off from the tour and they agreed to spend it with us, so THANK YOU EWF, management and all at Monster Cable that helped in making this an unforgettable evening!
Pictures by Tom Neckar