So many things happened this weekend; Farm-to-Fork Festival, Nick Cannon's WIldin' Out, COmedian Mark Curry aka Mr. Hanging with Mr. Cooper. Believe me, I was there for ALL of them.
But I made time to attend the funeral of legendary Sacramento entertainment concert and sporting event promoter Skip Davis.
Long story short (if that's possible), Skip Davis was ALL ABOUT SACRAMENTO: Christian Brothers High School grad, Sacramento State graduate, and immediately delved into the music and entertainment biz. He worked with the legendary NorCal concert promoter Alan Haymon and many others.
He touched so many people in the Sacramento radio biz, including myself.
The funeral was awesome, the way a home-going funeral service is supposed to be. Singers, tributes, and so much more. There were tears of course because of the loss, but a celebration of his life as well, with so many celebrities in attendance.
After the funeral in Oak Park, right before the burial service in another location, everyone filed out of the Immaculate Conception church, and it turned into a reunion, filled with joy. Everyone in attendance armed with a fantastic story of how they worked with Skip, how Skip treated them while working for him as roadies, Production staff, other promoters had their great stories. Even in the service MC HAMMER talked about how Skip helped him on his first world tour.
I truly loved being there. Radio DJs (whattup Juan Valez, Tony Cox and Trejo) to promoters I worked and interacted with, to performance artists in which I hosted their concerts in the past. What a reunion! Laughing, dancing and sharing stories. Fun times celebrating the life of a loved one.
That's the way a funeral is supposed to be.