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Kermit's 50th Anniversary World Tour

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by BoyRaisin2, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    What a bummer that Kermit isnt coming to Australia!!!
  2. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    Its for sure he is not going to Australia?
  3. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Yes. I checked at Muppets Holding Company.
  4. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    I'll try to make it to the frogs legs festival, though I've never heard of the city in which it is being held.

    I'll be as cordial as possible if I meet Steve.
  5. Nice to see they're going to prepare the new guys rather than just throwing them to the wolves.
  6. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    Does anyone know if they have to where you can take pictures with Steve and Kermit and autographs? That is in Kermit Texas.
  7. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    I havent hear any of that information Ernie.
  8. redmans

    redmans Member

    Here's an article about the upcoming Kermit Texas stop:

    http://www.oaoa.com/news/nw100805a.htm

    (and printed without permission. SHHH...don't tell!!)

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    Kermit residents green with pride

    By Elizabeth York
    Odessa American

    KERMIT Images of Kermit the Frog are painted on city hall windows and local businesses. Curbs are painted; downtown streets have been swept clean. The 5,000 residents in the town named after President Theodore Roosevelt’s eldest son are waiting.
    After eight weeks of preparations, Kermit is ready for Kermit the Frog’s arrival Friday, City Manager Georgia Vines said. Walt Disney Co. officials will arrive before him on Tuesday, Vines said.
    “A lot of people are excited,” city secretary Sherry Maledon said.
    Locals have put in volunteer hours every weekend to get the city looking its best, Maledon said. Additional volunteers from surrounding communities have come to be a part of the banner-making, sign-painting, cleaning-up excitement.
    Brenda Jackson, curriculum director for the Kermit Independent School District, said that Kermit the Frog will cheer at the pep rally, announce the homecoming court and be the honorary homecoming king. A 60-feet Kermit helium balloon will hang over the football stadium.
    Kermit will host food vendors and live music, Sgt. Richard Abalos of the Winkler County Sheriff’s Office said. A motorcycle show and gun and knife show will round off the weekend focused around the Muppet character.
    Representatives from ABC News and Fox News will film the event to be broadcast internationally, Vines said.
    Abalos said that the city is preparing for 15,000 to 30,000 visitors for the event. City officials will block off six downtown blocks and operate shuttle buses for visitors. Vendors will provide food for the large number of people. Abalos said the sheriff’s office has called area towns for backup law enforcement and emergency helicopters.
    Cities have also called Kermit to ask to be a part of the excitement. Several schools are bringing students to Kermit for a field trip.
    “We’ve had calls from around — El Paso, Abilene, Lubbock,” Abalos said. “Some schools have said they’re going to close down.”
    Kermit hotels are completely booked for the weekend, Abalos said. Cities like Odessa and Monahans will also absorb some economic impact from Kermit’s visit, Vines said.
    “Communities from within a 50-mile radius will benefit from this,” Vines said.
    Maledon said that the city is looking for volunteers and will accept music performers.
    “Anybody who wants to come over and participate is more than welcome,” Maledon said.

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    I actually live in Abilene, but with the price of gas I don't think I'll be able to afford to go. Bummer.

    Tony
  9. rtgentry

    rtgentry Member

    30,000 People???!!! I cant imagine how crazy that will be. My Family and I are going, but now I am getting nervous. But we are still going!!
  10. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    I NEED HELP!!!
  11. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    Nothing to get nervous about. You will be fine.
  12. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie New Member

    Um... They do realize that Kermit is a hand puppet that's about a foot tall, don't they? How do they expect 30,000 people to see him?

    :p
  13. Ktowncoach

    Ktowncoach New Member

    Ernie,

    Well they certainly can not get 30,000 people into our stadium... seats about 5-6000 with standing room.
    I am sure that they will find a way to accomodate, this is muppet/disney we are talking about.
    I think 10000 people will be a more accurate number.
    Bryan
  14. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    You sure are lucky Ktowncoach! I wish Kermit was at my homecoming to do stuff!:)
  15. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    I think that is my new goal in life, to see the Frog in person just once.
  16. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I wonder if he will just be in one location in england...
  17. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    I hope he comes to Chicago more than once.
  18. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    Aww man this kermit texas thing sounds so crowded I can't imagine what chicago will be like.
  19. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    Yeah but Kermit Texas is the kickoff. It should be one of the biggest stops.
  20. rtgentry

    rtgentry Member

    Kermit Texas

    Hi ho, I am back from Kermit Texas with an update

    The town looked cool with paintings of Kermit on all the business windows.
    At 10:30 we went to the city Hall where the Mayor of Kermit presented Kermit with the Key to the city, dedicated a newly painted pic of kermit on the water tower, they renamed a park and street after him also.
    Steve was sneaky, I did not see him come on stage. Kermit just popped out of the podium. I did see steve slide staight back from the podium to the back of the stage.
    Kermit just thanked the town and all the people for having him. He said it was like being home again, not the swamp, but the town where him and an old friend started .
    A band played happy birthday to him.
    When kermit left and all was over, I went to the side of the stage and I could see Steve sitting there .
    He finally came onto the stage, once most people left, I walked up to the stage and had him sign my Jim Henson :the WOrks book. He signed Steve on the page with him and rizzo and then he signed for kermit and steve at the begining of the book on a pic of kermit.
    That was the best part of the trip. I could not speak with him due to all the "muppet holding people or disney people that were keeping everyone away from him.


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