One of our more exciting moments at Velocity occurred on Saturday, March 5th,
when the cast & crew of the popular MTV show "Catfish"
visited Velocity for the taping of a show segment. The event itself occurred rather suddenly, with a producer from the show stopping in just two days before, asking if we were interested in participating. Since we are huge fans of the show already, this was quite a thrill for us to be involved! However, it would involve closing the shop during our busiest day/time of the week on very short notice. Fortunately, our customers were (for the most part) very understanding. Our musical guest, Steely James (who was traveling from Muncie, Indiana), was able to accommodate the last-minute change of plans and postpone the starting time for the music. (He was thrilled at being able to personally hand out copies of his CD, so it was worth his while for sure!)
Nev and Max, the "stars" of the show, actually spent some time talking with our daughter, Betsy, and coming up with creative coffee drink names that incorporated a bicycle theme. The winner was "Pour de France" (which we will hopefully start using on our menu to describe our pour-over drinks)! Everyone affiliated with the show was extremely kind, complimentary, and professional. They assured us that if they were ever in the area again, they would stop back!
Stay tuned for updates as to the actual air date for the episode, which is scheduled for sometime in May! UPDATE: Air Date was May 11, 2016 (Catfish, Season 5, Episode 12, featuring "Vince & Alyssa". You can watch a clip of the episode HERE)