So I went to the Dave Ramsey “Total Money Makeover Live!” this past Saturday. It was good, however, leading up to it, it kind of felt like I was going to a rock show. There were people there with T-Shirts that said “I’m Debt Free” or “I see Debt People” or “Cheetah!!” (for those of you who know Dave’s stuff). So had these people been to one of his shows before? Did they follow him all over the country like the Grateful Dead? I was also curious as to how they were going to introduce him (“LLLLLLadies and GEEEentlemen!!! DAAAAAAAAAAVE RRRRRRRRRAMSEY!!!” like they would fly in the Detroit Pistons announcer or something).
However, I think the most particularly jarring moment was when the guy who was sort of intro-ing the whole thing before Dave came out yelled out “Who wants a t-shirt?!!” Tons of people stood up cheering like they were at the Roman Colloseum hoping for a loaf of bread. And then the guys on stage whipped out a t-shirt sling:
To get the full effect, look at this picture while listening to this, which did play during this, by the way.
It was bizarre. However, once Dave took the stage, things sort of returned back to normal (except for the “What about Bob?” clips and the random wooping by women in the audience), and I was able to learn some really good stuff that I’m hoping to apply. Maybe I’ll get a van full of friends to drive down to his next show in Tennessee. WOOO!! DAVE!!
The rock star himself.