After three flights and six time zones, I am back in Slovenia. I’m so thankful to everyone I encountered over the past two months while on tour. Food allergy moms and dads are INCREDIBLE.
While living on the road, you let me stay in your homes, invited me to dinner, made me sandwiches for lunch, took me sight-seeing, chatted with me between shows, let me do laundry, gave me advice, helped set up my equipment, and shared with me your food allergy story which strengthened my commitment to educating others.
So many of you that I didn’t meet sent me notes of encouragement on Facebook or Twitter. I want to let you all know how much I appreciate your support and that it truly made a difference in keeping me focused on being my best over this period. You are such a kind and caring community and I feel fortunate to be a part of it. THANK YOU ALL!
Let me start off by saying…my new favourite thing in the world is surfing! Besides the amazing weather, great friends, and incredible sunsets, my three days of surfing the waves of Santa Monica made it very hard to leave!
The last month may have been the most memorable I’ve ever had on tour. It was a jam-packed schedule that took me down the entire beautiful west coast. I started in Seattle and ended up driving down all the way to Los Angeles. I had a school performance nearly every single day and loved visiting new schools as well as a few repeat ones too!
Surfs up! After many wipe outs, I finally got the hang of it on day 3.
Managing food allergies along the way seemed to be a breeze. I was lucky finding restaurants that were safe, and accommodation with my own kitchen to cook in. My flights all went smoothly too with no peanuts being served or eaten around me.
My two best friends live in Southern California so it was a refreshing break at the end of the trip to hang out with them and catch some waves together.
The tour now moves back to the east coast where I will be performing at schools in Massachusetts and New Jersey before heading back to Canada for a few more next week.
Two more weeks left on tour and still have lots of energy! My two sprained toes from surfing are slowing me down a little… but it’s a small price to pay for finding a new hobby and trying something that’s always been on my bucket list!
C’est la vie!
From September 4th until October 31st, I will be performing nonstop at schools as well as public venues across North America. In that span I will have:
- 31 Days of Performances
- 50 Performances
- Reached approximately 15,000 people
- Shows in Ontario, California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington.
I am once again offering sponsorship opportunities for allergy friendly companies that want to be a part of my tour, and get their name out to my fans and others I reach along the way. My sponsorship package has three fun levels with really cool benefits!
- Company logo with hyperlink on http://www.kyledine.com homepage for duration of the Anaphyl-WHAT? Tour
- Included on sponsorship page of my school resource binder. Includes lesson plans and worksheets for teachers to use to further allergy education after my performance
- Logo included on “tour recap” video
Everything in Ukulele, plus
- Company logo on 2013 Road to No Reaction stage banner during all public performances
- Your company brochures included at my booth at public performances
- Company logo on my touring performance shirt (for public shows).
- One Facebook post and tweet promoting your company/organization
Everything in Ukulele and Banjo, plus
- Blog post on http://www.foodallergiesrock.com about your company/organization
- 5 Signed CDs and “Food Allergies Rock” guitar picks for use as contest prizes
- Video of me performing an original jingle for your company. (Song to get approval first, acoustic only)
- 30 Minute Skype Concert/Google Hangout to be used as a contest prize
To download the sponsorship form, please visit http://www.kyledine.com/sponsorship.html.