Yesterday of course the Red Sox celebrated opening day at Fenway; the ring ceremony, raising of the championship banner (with NY watching), and the first home game against the Yankees. Although it totally sucked that I was stuck with ESPN only cutting to snippets of what was happening in the park, then throwing back to other games of the day. Hello I'm here for some history, who cares whats going on in the rest of the country!! They finally settled in when the actual game with the Yankees started. The commentators remarked, 'boy that was a great opening ceremony, I'm so glad I was here to see it'...yeah would have been nice if the rest of us losers could have enjoyed it as well!
Great weather, a very historic day, and to top it off an 8-1 win against the Yanks. Couldn't have been more perfect.
Meanwhile on the other side of the country, the line to see "Revenge Of The Sith" at Mann's Chinese begins it's short wind down Hollywood Blvd.
It starts more like a quarter of a block away from the actual theatre however.
Spoke to a couple of folks including a 23 year old girl from Australia and another woman I believe is one of the organizers. I told her I waited in line for "Empire" and "Jedi" back in The Day and we spoke about C3 next week. She and a few others who went last time said my head would truly explode when I got there. I never doubted that. And yes the two guys on the right in the top photo are the ones taking calls at the number listed on LiningUp.net
. Debate still rages among fans as to whether Twentieth Century Fox can be swayed into bringing "Episode III" back to Mann's after booking it into The Arclight
. Can't see the fans changing a contractual window that now seems to be closed. Although I would absolutely LOVE to see it at Mann's because this is where it all started in 1977...
And so the series should end here. However I'm certainly not crying in my milk that it's scheduled to premiere at The Arclight. With reserved seating (important perk) at the best theater in Hollywood, who can argue that seeing Darth Vader's birth at The Cinerama Dome
would be phenomenal! I'll be in front of the computer at midnight on May 1st (the supposed day and time when tickets will go on sale nationwide) to grab my spot for sometime opening day. If it's not the first show than my usual 7pm-ish viewing will be just fine.
After taking the above pics of the line, I went to Hamburger Hamlet across the street for lunch. As I sat in the booth ready to order I saw this incredible painting on the wall over the kitchen depicting Indiana Jones in action and Steve Spielberg plotting the Nazi plane sequence from "Raiders Of The Lost Ark", both taken from famous stills. These photos don't fully grasp the size and beauty of the artwork. If you look closely in the wide shot you can see a waitress right below Indy to give it some scale...
Went to Disneyland a week and a half ago (1st time) for my birthday and had a lot of fun. Star Tours, Pirates Of The Caribbean, The Indiana Jones Ride, Frontierland, and The Magic Castle, which looked a lot smaller in person. Somehow during the opening of "The Wonderful World Of Disney" on TV when I was a kid that thing looked huge. No matter...saw the fireworks display at night with the castle in the foreground (stunning), as well as Fantasmic, the water and light show which was awesome. Never managed to ride the monorail unfortunately because we were heading back to the hotel after midnight and it had shut down already. And yes after the first few minutes the 'It's A Small World' ride gets creepy. Got to see Mickey in person so my life is now complete.
The month long Lifetime project behind me, I now look forward to this week of sleeping late, enjoying a little more of LA, and preparing for the trip to Albany and the turn around to C3 in Indianapolis one week from Thursday. Nothing on the books yet work wise but I'm doing my usual job site scanning for the next big project. Nothing with KO Creative yet. They know I'm available though.
And oh yeah, it's official...
BILL IS GOING TO C3! BILL IS GOING TO C3! DING DONG, BILL IS GOING TO C3!! Prepare for heads to explode in Star Wars splendor!