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Because It's All About That Booth, 'Bout That Booth

Because It's All About That Booth, 'Bout That Booth

I was reading David Dubois' excellent IdeaXchange post on the #boothlove hashtag, which I hadn't heard about before, and a colleague commented, "Because it's all about that booth, 'bout that booth," to be sung to the tune of Meghan Trainor's monster top-40 hit "All About That Bass," well, I just couldn't stop myself. So here we go, the trade show version—feel free to hum along if you like:

All About That Booth (with apologies to Ms. Trainor)

Because you know I'm all about that booth,
'Bout that booth, no tchotchkes
I'm all about that booth, 'bout that booth, no tchotchkes
I'm all about that booth, 'bout that booth, no tchotchkes
I'm all about that booth, 'bout that booth

Yeah it's pretty clear, I ain't no old show pro
But I can shake hands, shake hands like I'm supposed to do
'Cause I got that expo buzz attendees chase
All the right pitches to all the right faces

I see the booth babes working that sex appeal
But that’s not what you’re selling
Come on now, keep it real
If you got products products just sell 'em straight
'Cause your pipe and drape is perfect
And your demo's truly great

Yeah, my manager told me don't worry 'bout being in the back of the hall
She says, attendees like our stuff, just have to make it worth their while
You know I won't be handing out keychains and logo'd stress balls,
So, if that's what's you're into
Then go ahead and shop at the mall

Because you know I'm all about that booth,
'Bout that booth, no tchotchkes
I'm all about that booth, 'bout that booth, no tchotchkes
I'm all about that booth, 'bout that booth, no tchotchkes
I'm all about that booth, 'bout that booth

I'm bringing trade shows back
Go ahead and tell them hosted buyers Hey
No, I'm just playing I know you may think we're old hat,
But I'm here to tell you that our pipe and drape is perfect
and our signage is all that

Yeah, and when suitcasers come 'round, selling their stuff on the sly
Report to show management, 'cause that behavior's just not going to fly
And when trick-or-treaters come over and hold out a bag
Say hey I'm here to do business
Not just to hand out some swag

Because you know I'm all about that booth,
'Bout that booth, no tchotchkes
I'm all about that booth, 'bout that booth, no tchotchkes
I'm all about that booth, 'bout that booth, no tchotchkes
I'm all about that booth, 'bout that booth

Because you know I'm all about that booth,
'Bout that booth, no tchotchkes

Update: I've been informed that I'm using the word "booth" incorrectly in this post, that booths are the spaces upon which exhibits are erected, not the exhibits themselves. Call it poetic license, OK? Because "all about that exhibit" just doesn't have the same ring!
 

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