to play football, not to play trumpet
During the game last night there was a production crew filming.
Flore was contacted several months ago by producers of Bar Rescue, a reality TV show hosted by Jon Taffer, now shooting its fifth season. The show was looking for bars to rehab for a series of "alumni" shows focusing on campus bars.
Several months later, after many phone calls, video chats and site visits by a plethora of producers, Flore found himself hosting a film crew during the first big bar night of the fall season: Michigan football's season opener on Thursday night.
Didn't think it was doing that bad, though the owner practically admits in the MLive piece that he's doing it to get the infrastructure upgrade; will be interesting to see if it remains a sports bar. I'd suspect as much, but who knows.
"If you've ever seen the show, there's never been a show where I said: Oh my god, what did they do to that place?" said Flore. "They always do a good job, and we're due for a remodel. So I'm excited about that. I just don't want them to take out some of who we are."
No word on future tapings/closing/re-opening dates yet.
If I'm late to the party on noticing the extent of startups in A2 then so be it.
But I thought it was very cool and wanted to share.
A lot of interesting businesses are establishing themselves in A2 who are making products and solutions to real, global business problems.
Michigan and Ann Arbor should be proud of this trend.
The 26-year-old Chicago man shot at a downtown Ann Arbor dance club is suing every bar at which the gunman drank before the shooting.
I thought this was worth posting as many of us have visited the bars in question.
Feel free to vote for your favorite pub, but here is my plug for Conor's...
I have no association with Conor's other than the fact it's a great place in Ann Arbor. Also, very authentic and not just a crappy bar that brands itself Irish. It was designed and BUILT in Ireland and imported. Plus, there's good food and good spirits.
Here's more about it: http://www.conoroneills.com/annarbor/about-conor-oneills-irish-pub/
Link to vote for best Irish pub:
According to a Gallup poll, residents of Ann Arbor, Michigan were the happiest in all US cities. They “ rated their current and future lives the best, for the second year in a row.” (Ann Arbor was one of the top six cities in overall well-being scores.)
By contrast, Ohio was one of the 3 most miserable states. “Residents generally had low evaluations of their lives, trailing only West Virginia and Kentucky by that measure.” They had among the fewest state residents who stated that day they were thriving or had a learning experience. “They were among the most likely in the U.S. to have felt angry.” Ohio was in the bottom ten percent of states in overall well-being scores.
ADDITION: If the Gallup poll were not enough, also remember that—this year alone-- AA has been rated "The Most Intelligent College Town" and the #2 most educated city as well as the #3 Best Midsize City to Raise Children", #7 Best City for New College Grads and one of the "Top 25 Most Beautiful Cities in America".
Some of you guys might remember my Michigan Stadium quad rotor video from a few months back. I've since fallen off the radar with aerial photography because back in April, the satellite lock on my old quad rotor failed and the wind carried it into the Arb, where I never found it.
But now I'm back! This time with a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+!
I've just completed an announcement video for my new quad rotor which heavily features flying around Ann Arbor:
And of course, you can't have video without some photos to go with it (right click->view image for bigger view):
The Phantom 2 Vision+ features a 3-axis gimbel for the camera to make the video look incredibly stable. I can also live-stream the video feed to my phone mid-flight so I always know what I'm looking at.
I'm open to suggestions for future projects! I'm not going to fly over Michigan Stadium during a game, but some aerial tailgating scenes would probably be fun to film.
I was also a part of the Daily Show's filming segment at the Michigan Daily, but I was not the drone pilot. Here's a picture I nabbed of Jordan Klepper feeding a baby lion on set, though: