I love for my events to go beyond anything “normal” that one may have encountered. I like to create experiences that people never forget, experiences that perhaps no one has or will ever experience again. To do that, as hostess, I myself must create that experience by making it real, by playing the part, and getting into the character for whatever role I need to take on at that time. This time it was for my event, “Operation Tactical Airsoft”.
It all began by setting the scene and putting out the call:
Calling All Agents! Are you ready to embark on a unique adventure that tests your tactical skills in close quarters combat?? Ready to strategize with your team members in order to meet the mission objectives and defeat the enemy? Join H.I.S Incorporated for this private agent-ready adventure…let’s get “locked and …loaded”!
If that doesn’t stir up some interest, then this was not the event for you, however, I had 14 brave agents step up to the plate to embark on this new and different adventure. What is airsoft you may ask? Airsoft is a military simulation sport, somewhat similar in nature to paintball, where players participate in mock combat with authentic military-style weapons and tactics. On our journey, we played out our mission at an indoor tactical airsoft arena, which provided close quarters combat using airsoft replicas in a safe and controlled environment.
We arrived, signed our waivers, received our gear and equipment, and it was off to battle! Friend against friend, husbands against wives, parents against sons/daughters. Everyone had to choose a side, and fight the good fight!
I’m sure to some the thought of being shot by high-velocity BBs does not sound like your idea of a good time, but in our case, the pain, hollering, and battle wounds we endured made the experience “realistic” and added to the fun memories that were made. So after games of capturing the flag, team domination, and kill confirmed, all agents walked away victorious in some way. We all lived to see another day.
To see some of the action, check out the six part video series on “Operation Tactical Airsoft” by subscribing on YouTube: http://youtu.be/nV5CvbrXpyA