Name: Chris Fritz
Occupation: Concert promoter
Hometown: Traverse City, Michigan
Current neighborhood: Leawood
Who or what is your sidekick? My imagination
What career would you choose in an alternate reality? A high-level hedge-fund broker
What was the last local restaurant you patronized? Waffle House
Where do you drink? I'm an equal-opportunity drinking-establishment customer. If the beer is cold enough, I'll drink it.
What's your favorite charity? Plan USA
Favorite place to spend your paycheck: Paycheck? What's that?
What local phenomenon do you think is overrated? Any of the gourmet cupcake shops
Where do you like to take out-of-town guests? Gates Bar-B-Q
Finish this sentence: "Kansas City got it right when ... " They brought the Chiefs to KC.
"Kansas City screwed up when it ... " Couldn't support an NHL or NBA team.
"Kansas City needs ... " An ocean.
"People might be surprised to know that I ... " Have five kids, ranging from ages 37 to 13.
"On my day off, I like to ... " Go boating.
"In five years, I'll be ... " Drinking an ice-cold beer in Costa Rica.
What TV show do you make sure you watch? Law & Order: SVU
____ take(s) up a lot of space in my iTunes: What's iTunes?
What movie do you watch at least once a year? A Christmas Story
What local tradition do you take part in every year? Rumspringa
Celebrity you'd like to ride the Mamba with at Worlds of Fun: Penélope Cruz (wink ... wink)
Person or thing you find really irritating at this moment: Every single person walking this planet ... kidding.
What subscription - print, digital, etc. - do you value most? Rolling Stone
Last book you read: See Spot Run. ... Yeah, I never read books.
Favorite day trip: Perry Lake, in Perry, Kansas
What is your most embarrassing dating moment? When I was younger, I was "having some fun" with my girlfriend at the time while her parents were gone. Her parents came home in the middle of our fun, and I had to escape out of her window naked.
Interesting brush with the law? Where do I begin? ... I was a concert promoter in the '70s.
Describe a recent triumph: The stellar makeover job that Cricket Wireless Amphitheater has recently undergone. Come see us this summer!