Paint the Town Red
I was headed to lunch with some friends today when I saw a man dressed as a Delta plane bobbing and dancing down the way outside Whole Foods. I simply had to find out what it was, so I quickly placed my order and rushed back outside to see what it was about. Was it a protest? Some sort of Delta promotion to drum up support of its mission to stay independent from US Airways? Turns out it was Paint the Town Red, a joint promotion between Delta AirLines and the Atlanta Falcons. According to the Atlanta Falcons radio station site, “Paint the Town Red is city-wide traveling spirit fest, which hits the road each Friday of the regular season. The Tour makes public and private appearances in order to build the level of excitement for the Atlanta Falcons, by creating a new tradition for the city of Atlanta.”
Hmm. They asked me if I wanted to answer three trivia questions correctly to win tickets to this Sunday’s Falcons game. I asked if the questions were about Delta (pretty good chance of me getting them correct) or the Falcons (crap chance of me being correct). Of course, they were about the Falcons, so I passed. But I just couldn’t get over the little pilot/plane get-up. Um, can you say Halloween 2007?