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This week is Guitar Pull week. Kicks99 Guitar Pull tickets go on sale tomorrow. Being the time of year that it is, I had to finally tell this story to everyone. A few years ago, the only way to get Kicks99 Guitar Pull tickets was to get them in person at the James Brown Arena box office. Our Kicks listeners wanted those tickets so badly that they would camp out in front of the James Brown Arena for days! This week’s throwback picture happened at one of those many campouts.

Guitar Pull Campouts

I don’t remember what year it was, to be honest, I don’t remember much about the night it happened. I was down at “tent city” as we called it, hanging out with our awesome listeners. The Friday night before tickets would go on sale on Saturday morning was always the best. It was the weekend, people had their speakers set up. They had their coolers full, they had corn hole set up, it was awesome! I would always go down on Friday night and take part in the shenanigans, and there were plenty to partake in.

Kicks Family

One thing about our Kicks family is, they love to share, they’ll share whatever they’ve got with you. Maybe it’s their food, or maybe it’s their beer, but they’re more than willing to offer you some. I can’t tell you how many times I heard the question, “Hey Dub, you want a beer?”. The answer was always yes! So one of these Friday nights I was feeling pretty good, and while I don’t recall exactly what lead to me getting in a tree, it happened!

I hopped up in a tree and pretended to be some type of koala bear or something. It was a big hit apparently, everyone had their phones out taking pictures. This photo was the story of Guitar Pull “tent city” for years. Every year after this, people would ask, “Dub, you getting back in that tree again this year?” The answer was “Ehhhh probably not”. The campouts may be over, those trees aren’t there anymore, but this picture lives on!

dub in the tree at guitar pull on sale