Some of you know my dad, Chillie Falls, owns a funnel cake trailer. He even blogs about his adventures selling cakes all over Virginia and elsewhere. You also probably know that I’ve been known to put on a party or two in my time. And yeah, sometimes they sound like an odd combination of locations and themes, but we always wind up blowing the roof off the joint.

When Dad joined Twitter and started chatting with all the freaks and geeks in Internetland, he said, “I’d love to go to one of these conferences and meet all these folks.” Well, get ready, Dad.

Big Red, Dad and I are road trippin’ it to Austin, Texas, to bring Firefly Funnel Cake Fandango to South by Southwest. But we’re stopping along the way to make sure as many people as possible get some of that Funnel Cake Fandango magic. Make sure to follow the action on Dad’s blog where we’ll be posting video diaries of the fun … which may wind up NSFW, so ease up in the cubicle farms, if you know what I mean.

Big Red Funnel Cake TrailerEach night, Dad will pull Big Red up to an exclusive location and serve funnel cakes to anyone willing to buy. Firefly Vodka thought the trip was a cool idea and is sponsoring our shenanigans, too. Drink specials will be had, my friends. (Not to mention, Dad’s been working on a special Firefly Vodka funnel cake glaze. So much for my diet, right?)

We’re stopping at three exclusive locations en route and we want you to join us for a Firefly Funnel Cake Fandango FEEDUP:

Tuesday, March 9
Nashville, TennesseeCorner Pub, 2000 Broadway

RSVP FOR NASHVILLE AT TWTVITE.COM

Wednesday, March 10
Little Rock, ArkansasBig Whiskeys – 225 E. Markham Street

RSVP FOR LITTLE ROCK AT TWTVITE.COM

Thursday, March 11
Dallas, TexasBlack Finn’s – 4440 Beltline Road – Addison

RSVP FOR DALLAS AT TWTVITE.COM

The trip culminates with our opening night in Austin, Friday, March 12, for the official Firefly Funnel Cake Fandango at Molotov on West Sixth. Check out the RSVP page on Eventbrite. Social Media Explorer and Blue Clover Studios join forces with Firefly Vodka to put on a regular hootenanny. Come see some killer augmented reality, taste test (or just taste … or test) Firefly Vodka, get one of Dad’s famous funnel cakes (special ones have the Firefly glaze) and hang with some cool cats.

Austin is nuts and parties abound on Friday night. But it doesn’t take much to swing by for a funnel cake! We’ll be there from 8:30 until 1 … or so.

Nashville … Little Rock … Dallas … Austin … We can’t wait to hang with ya. Come see Dad, me, get a funnel cake and try some Firefly. Oh … and drink responsibly. See you soon.

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Jason Falls

Jason Falls is the founder and chief instigator for Social Media Explorer's blog and signature Explore events. He is a leading thinker, speaker and strategist in the world of digital marketing and is co-author of two books, No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide To Social Media Marketing and The Rebel's Guide To Email Marketing. By day, he leads digital strategy for CafePress, one of the world's largest online retailers. His opinions are his, not necessarily theirs. Follow him on Twitter (@JasonFalls).

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  • http://www.webdevelopmentcompany.com/ Web Development Company

    I want to attend just based on this headline alone!

    • http://socialmediaexplorer.com JasonFalls

      Thanks! That's a high compliment for someone who tries to write sexy
      headlines. Hope to see you along the way!

  • elizabethsosnow

    Jason:

    I won't be there, but had to take a moment to comment. I've worked with my own Dad for 20 years, and you don't get many opportunities like this. A little bit of work, a little bit of play, but somehow the trip will be so much more than that. I hope you both have a fantastic time. These are the moments that life is really all about…hope you blog about your adventure afterwards.

    • http://socialmediaexplorer.com JasonFalls

      Thanks E. It's certainly going to be a fun deal for me and Dad. We've
      vacationed together, but not quite like this. Thanks for the comment!

  • coolsprings

    Love funnel cakes! We'll be there on Broadway to buy a funnel cake for sure. Any chance you'll swing through Cool Springs?

    • http://socialmediaexplorer.com JasonFalls

      If so, it'll just be passing. If it's by the Interstate, we'll at least give
      a wave!

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  • http://pascalinderabudhi.com/ Pascal

    Just curious, how is the food trailer industry in Virginia?

    In recent years L.A. has seen an influx in food trucks offering nearly every portable snack plausible: dim sum, sushi, grilled cheese, Korean BBQ, Indian, pizza, shaved ice, and more. (http://www.findlafoodtrucks.com/)

    I would think that funnel cakes would make for a great sell here in L.A. as the dessert trucks that I have seen were limited to cupcakes and the like. Anyways, sounds delicious and have a great trip!

    • http://socialmediaexplorer.com JasonFalls

      I'll ask Dad to comment on it soon. I know he does okay depending upon the
      weather. One thing he does differently than most is he targets sporting
      events – NASCAR, minor league baseball, college football and basketball
      games … he works with the Potomac Nationals, Richmond and Martinsville
      Speedways, Liberty, James Madison and several other colleges as well.

  • http://pascalinderabudhi.com/ Pascal

    Just curious, how is the food trailer industry in Virginia?

    In recent years L.A. has seen an influx in food trucks offering nearly every portable snack plausible: dim sum, sushi, grilled cheese, Korean BBQ, Indian, pizza, shaved ice, and more. (http://www.findlafoodtrucks.com/)

    I would think that funnel cakes would make for a great sell here in L.A. as the dessert trucks that I have seen were limited to cupcakes and the like. Anyways, sounds delicious and have a great trip!

  • http://socialmediaexplorer.com JasonFalls

    I'll ask Dad to comment on it soon. I know he does okay depending upon the
    weather. One thing he does differently than most is he targets sporting
    events – NASCAR, minor league baseball, college football and basketball
    games … he works with the Potomac Nationals, Richmond and Martinsville
    Speedways, Liberty, James Madison and several other colleges as well.

  • http://twitter.com/TheMattBerman Matthew Berman

    Was just reminiscing on this! We had such a blast. Thanks for everything Jason. Hope to see you again sometime soon. 

  • heather

    Hi Jason – is your father’s funnel cake trailer still in business? If so, how might I get in touch with him about an event in 2013 in West Virginia? Thanks!

    • http://socialmediaexplorer.com JasonFalls

      Yes it is! Email me and I’ll connect the dots. jason – at – socialmediaexplorer.com