Star Trek Symphony Promo


On May 29-30,2007 the IKV Bayou Serpent had the honor of being invited to help promote the Star Trek Symphony,put on by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. IKV Bayou Serpent members in attendance were Lt Cmdr Ri'Par and Lt Cmdr K'Allen. We were invited by the feddie ship the USS Joshua and our friends on the IKV Melota,both out of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We arrived the day before and were housed by Salek and sQueezinart of the Melota who provided well for us,keeping our bellys full,bloodwine in our mugs,and a place to rest.

The 29th we woke at 3:30 am,a very early wake-up call since we had been up late drinking with Salek and had to be put to bed by sQueeze >>:) We got into uniform and arrived at the orchestra hall around 6am. Shortly after,the Melota and USS Joshua members started arriving and we left with 7 Klingons and 4 feddies in a bus-sized limo. First stop was to KISSFM radio in Dallas. They were not aware of our plans to take over the airwaves and were too intimidated to let us on the air. We loaded up and went to a second radio station to the same problem. Then it was off to the Dallas NBC affiliate for a TV shot. This one went over much better since they knew we were coming. The bit was supposed to be live but after a murder/suicide near Fort Worth,the station taped us to be aired the next day. By this time it was afternoon and everyone was tired and hot. The limo took us back and the 2 Bayou Serpent members joined 2 feddies and 3 Melota members for a Good Day To Dine event at the local Hooters.

After going to bed slightly earlier, we woke for the second day of promoting. This time we had 4 feddies and 6 Klingons;they were still nervous about being outnumbered. First stop was to KLUV radio in Dallas. The DJ loved us and let us on the air. They talked with us a bit on the air and the sports announcer started his spot,ending with the announcement of the Klingons over the Vulcans 2-1. They sent us down to the parking lot with one of the DJ's who gave away several tickets to the event. While he was busy with that,we took pictures with the Dallas Police,pictures of us trying to hitchhike,though no one would stop or even come in our lane,and pictures with various fans that happened by. About half of us went to the station's AM counterpart and did another interview. We loaded back up and went to ABC 5 in Dallas for a live broadcast to promote and then to a taped spot with the "Why Guy",an entertainment section on the 5pm news. The "Why Guy" is an Emmy award winning journalist and interviewed K'Allen,one of the feddies,and various other scenes such as us coming off the turbolift,crashing into the walls as if under attack,and ended with an onscreen beamout. We then returned and had yet another Good Day To Dine at a buffet-style resturant with 4 Klingons and 2 feddies. After a long shower and repacking we said our goodbyes and warped out. Thanks again to the Melota and USS Joshua for inviting us and special thanks to Salek and sQueezinart for giving us a place to stay and feeding us. We wish we had had more time to spend with everyone.