Turk Pipkin charity fund raiser

I went to a fundraiser last night that was incredible. It was an intimate event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin to help author Turk Pipkin raise money for his Nobelity project and to help fund water and electricity opportunities in third world countries. The event was jammed packed with celebrities. I met Willie Nelson, sat next to Butch Hancock and listend to his band the Flat Liners with Dale Gilmore. I also got to hear the legendary Pintop Perkins, who is over 90 years old, play. It was a who’s who fest in the crowd, I met Lance Armstrong, Ricardo from Desperate Housewives, Brad from Friday Night Lights and Owen Wilson from Wedding Crashers. I attended the event with my girlfriend Mia, Steve & Amy from Amy’s Ice Cream, Ronald and Bianca Cheng from China Town, Dale and Amanda Dudley from the 93.7 KLBJ Morning show and Melanie and Simon Forster from Forster Chiropractic. It was a media extravaganza and I had a blast.

My very best!

RandyCohen
Chief Energizing Officer TicketCity

Van Halen Conert with the boys

I took my 13 year old twin boys (names are AC and DC, Alec Cohen and Derek Cohen)and two of there friends to the Van Halen concert Saturday night in Dallas Texas. We had an amazing time. We jumped in the truck and road tripped to Dallas on Saturday afternoon. It was Eddie Van Halen’s birthday so we knew we were in for a rockin good time. Eddie had a tattoo on his shoulder that read “Wolfgang”, that was his 16 year old son they he had with Valery Bertinelli. Wolfgang is the Bass player for the band and he pleayed by his side the entire night. Eddie was so proud of his kid and you could see him beaming. Van Halen played for nearly 2 1/2 hours and the kids did not sit down once. It was there first really big rock and roll concert so we did it up right. The kids were jumping up and down for most of the songs and when “Jump” came on they almost launched out of there shoes. It sure was a great time to have a Rock and Roll dad day with my boys. It was awesome to see them enjoying good ol fashion rock and roll just like there old man.

Randy Cohen
Chief Energizing Officer TicketCity

Hannah Montana Concert Experience

I took my daughter Kelsey and several of her friends to the Hannah Montana concert last Thursday. What an event! We were wisked away in a limo after a quick feast at China Town and went straight to the show. We sat in amazing seats and Kelsey and her friends were beaming the entire time. The kids were screaming with excitement as Aly and AJ started the show. It was Kelsey’s first real concert and we had an amazing time together. Hannah finally took the stage and Kelsey was singing and dancing all night long. It sure is fun to have daddy days like that with your daughter. If Hannah was around I would thank her for giving us a great musical experience.

Randy Cohen
Chief Energizing Officer TicketCity

BCS game LSU vs OHIO STATE

Passion Passion Passion! I just returned from New Orleans after another College Football Championship game. Nothing beats the energy that College sports offer. The Fans, the students, the atmosphere and the location provide for an amazing experience. Ticketcity was very fortunate to have a large number of tickets for the game. We made so many dreams come true. I can’t wait for Texas to make it back to one of these championships. The food in New Orleans was Spectacular and the hurricaines and beer were flowing freely. Gosh I love the world we live in, it is all about Passion Passion Passion!

Randy Cohen
Chief Energizing Officer Ticketcity.com

PS. I wrote this nearly two weeks ago sorry for taking so long to post.

Dallas Cowboys Playoff Roadtrip (from Great to not good to Great)

What a total bummer! The day started off amazing we jumped in the Suburban with the 3.2 kids and girlfriend, picked up the local radio DJ’s and there wives from KLBJ Radio in austin Texas and started the road trip to Dallas Tx. We were on our way to the Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants Division Championship Playoff game. We had a cooler full of sodas and food supplies and were 5 hours away from kick off. We were ready. The bus load of 9 of us were upbeat and energetic. We were singing broadway show tunes, telling ghost storries and living life large. We pulled up to the stadium and somehow managed to get VIP parking right next to Jerry Jones Mercedes. We were in the zone. I dropped off Ticketcity’s last few envelopes to clients and was ready for a cold beer. We had 14 total people so our group of 9 sat in the end zone with several of the N.Y. Giant faithful sprinkled around us. Ticketcity sell to everyone. The game started off with the Giants scoring. The cowboys made a comeback and the kids were very excited, it was Alec and Derek’s first playoff game and Kelsey enjoyed whatching the cheerleaders. The game was tied at half and everyone still felt good. Late in the game the Giants took the lead but the cowboys still had a chance to come back and win on the last play of the game. We had faith and were routing our boys on. Then the unthinkable, we lost, the season was over. We scurried out of the stadium with a few tears streaming down our eyes and made our way back to the Suburban. We were more stunned than angry. We quickly made our way out of the parking lot and started to work our way back to Austin. The packed car of 9 was silent, the kids weren’t even squabbling. Then after about 30 minutes of listening to the radio talk show fans blas Romo and Jessica system we started to realize what a great time we had on our road trip. We starting laughing and thinking of all the fun we had singing and telling stories. The discussions started to flow again and the trip back to Austin zipped by. When we arrived back at Amy’s ice cream at around 10:00pm we high fived and hugged each other and made plans to do it again next year. I realized great friends and family far outweigh wins and losses. We went from great to sad to great and I couldn’t be happier.

Randy Cohen
Chief Energizing Officer Ticketcity.com
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