October 2021 Party in the Back Podcast

Sky Element Drone Pilot Preston Ward and Charlotte Sports Organist Greazy Keyz join the Party in the Back to talk about their entertaining additions to sports.

This month on Party in the Back we Party with Preston Ward and Jason Atkins, better known as Greazy Keyz.

Preston Ward is a triple threat including a Licensed UAV Pilot, Licensed Attorney and Licensed Pyrotechnician. His team at Sky Element created the Star Wars Drone show for the Oakland A’s (featured recently at the Gameops.com Water Cooler) in addition to recent shows in Las Vegas and Texas. Preston shares insight on drones show and how the technology can be used for entertainment and storytelling.


The Government knows him as Jason Atkins, but Charlotte sports fans know him as Greazy Keyz.  This in-game musician and organist has been entertaining fans at Charlotte Checker and Kannapolis Cannon Baller games, as well as the Charlotte music scene for years.  We check in with Greazy Keys on the difference between performing in hockey and baseball and the value of being Greazy. We also discuss Minneapolis Super Band Greazy Meal.

Cudo also talks about the 2021 Best of Nominations and gives an incredibly shameless plug for Gameops.com Plus.

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The Party in the Back Podcast:  If Sports Marketing was a mullet hairdo this podcast covers ‘The Party in the Back‘. We’ll let someone else do the data, analytics, spreadsheets and budgets… We’re talking about the FUN: In-game contests, theme nights, mascots, dancers, social media, atmosphere and giveaways. Join us at the Party in the Back for our monthly discussion with industry leaders on the fun side of Sports Marketing.

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