Pyrex 100 Measuring cup tour
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The Pyrex 100 Measuring Cup Tour is Welcomed with a Dose of Southern Hospitality
After passing the finish line at the Indy 500, the Pyrex 100 Measuring Cup Tour moseyed on down to Nashville to enjoy a taste of the South with tens of thousands of country music fans.
As the most southern stop on the tour schedule, the Country Music Association’s (CMA) Music Festival seemed like just the place to kick back and relax awhile after the intensity of Indy. Sure, we knew the country music fest draws lively crowds and hot musicians, but this happened to be a year of record-setting daily attendance, topping out at over 87,000! And we were delighted to discover that a whole lotta them were fans of Pyrex glassware, too.
Located on one of the three blocked-off streets of lower Broadway (aka The Buckle), The Pyrex Mobile Tour Experience tent had a great seat at this show. It was right across from Honky Tonk Central, the always-bustling live music bar. Fans made their way up and down “LoBro” checking out the wares, giveaways, games and grub in between catching live music. And many were excited to stop in and offer Pyrex brands congratulations on our milestone anniversary.
Southern hospitality made our meet-and-greets more than just fun. Visitors not only shared their love of baking and cooking with America’s favorite enduring glassware line, but were also eager to tell us about family recipes they make in their favorite Pyrex dish, from mom’s lasagna to Aunt Nancy’s au gratin potatoes.
The popular photo booth and vintage product displays were in full swing, with the latter drawing constant browsing by home cooks who enjoyed pointing out which pieces were in their families or kitchens.
One woman was overcome with emotion as she looked at the different products. “I am an avid Pyrex collector. Even my phone case is Pyrex. I am tearing up just standing here,” she said.
Another shared, “I own 400 pieces of Pyrex, including pieces from my great-grandmother. It lasts forever!”
Throughout the four days of jam-packed activity, it was refreshing to talk with people who made us feel right at home. Folks had an authentic, welcoming way about them; they were truly excited to make a connection with us. And we were excited to share some special gifts with them, too. World Kitchen gave away three pairs of tickets to the long weekend’s worth of concerts at LP Field. We surprised the winners on-camera with access to performances by country superstars like Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood and Little Big Town, to name a few.
The smaller prizes were popular, too. Our logo lanyards, cooling fans and mini measuring cup keychain flew out of the red-and-white Pyrex tent and were, according to one tent visitor, “the cutest and best giveaways of the weekend.”
The Pyrex Mobile Tour Experience tent was constantly buzzing with activity—concert officials named it one of the best attended of the event. And one visitor confided, “This tent has been the busiest tent all weekend; we just had to come check it out. We were not disappointed!”
As always, our favorite moments were seeing the awe on fans’ faces as they approached the world-record Pyrex 100 Measuring Cup. We even met someone who said she is “following the cup” throughout the tour. And yes, she’s from Pyrex, Pa. (aka Charleroi, Pa.)!
We raise a glass to her, the avid Pyrex collectors and down-to-earth fans we met in Nashville. And we raise our glass to country music. Like Pyrex, its all-American, born and made here to endure for generations.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
From Chicago to Chareloi to Indy to Nashville, the World-Record Pyrex 100 Measuring Cup is heading north to Corning, N.Y., the birthplace of Pyrex glass. Our fans’ support has been fantastic—please keep it up and: