I brought that up to Mark in our sit down and the first thing he could extra was gratitude to everyone that came together to make this vision not only for the show, but the weekend come to life.
“There’s so much to say, from the volunteers, glam squad, designers, media to sponsors. They played big roles on how this show played out. So many creatives in Kansas City so being able to work alongside them was such an experience. So as far as feelings, I was smelling the roses. Seeing a vision become reality sometimes words can’t express. I’m grateful for my team and people who made this possible” Mark stated.
Late 2018 Mark and I had a conversation about his vision for the coming year. He laid out the idea for the hanger in show 5 and his even more grand idea of a weekend bringing creatives together.
Fast Forward to Show 6 as I was watching the show from the top, I caught Mark tucked away in a corner peering over the show. I could feel the wholeness coming from his spirit. The look on his face was one of adulation, disbelief and thankfulness. The kind of feeling that only comes from a vision made tangible. “I saw an idea blossom before me. It was such an iconic moment for me looking over the venue as people poured in the venue. We really worked around the clock to make this one an experience for both the audience and those part of the show. I’m just grateful really. Seeing a vision, a year ago and making sure we executed the plan was something we prepared for all year, “said Launiu.