This was my very first Con. It was a very entertaining, memorable and unique experience. While I am familiar with movies, tv series, comics, video games, I did realize that I certainly do not have the level of obsession that many of the people at the Con had. Twilight fans are a prime example as they waited days to get into their panel. The George R.R. Martin panel also had people waiting all day and even after all that wait, thousands didn’t get in. But I did get to see some panels, preview some upcoming movies and went to the panel for Batman: Year One, where they showed the full animated movie.
And it was a spectacular place for people watching. I found I really enjoyed walking around the Exhibit Hall where the vendors plied their wares and where the majority of the people in costume were strutting around. And yes, I did wear a costume. I made a trip to the other coast for a Comic Con convention, of course I would have a costume. I had people ask to take my picture, I was hit on a few times and one guy told me he loved me. In no way common, I found it was flattering and uncomfortable at the same time.
Would I go again? No…unless I lived there. If I lived there I could see myself get a 1 day pass (instead of 4 days) and get in costume, see a panel or two, walk the Exhibit Hall and spend the evening in downtown. But I am told Comic Con is quite different from Dragon Con…maybe I’ll visit Dragon Con, who knows.
Mat Kearney and Ingrid Micaelson Concert
Venue: House of Blues in Orlando, FL
I’ve only seen a few music concerts in the last 15 years, but March and April brings a shower of concerts. If I also include my brother-in-laws’ band: Third Rail Boot (facebook, myspace), the total would be 6 music concerts. I love music!
Mat Kearney, I discovered a few years ago, he only has two albums but I like them both. He has an interesting sound because he mixes rock with rap, which was very unexpected at first. Ingrid Michaelson, on the otherhand, I didn’t know at all, her music has been on some shows like Scrubs and One Tree Hill and Old Navy used one of her songs in a commercial. She was very interactive with the audience and had great energy. Mat Kearney wasn’t as interactive, but he did get overly excited and mingled with the crowd while singing one song. The security rushed in to him to make sure he didn’t get mauled by the crowd.
Mat sang two covers, Bruce Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark. Ingrid sang three covers, Radiohead’s Creep and Britney Spears. The encore Mat and Ingrid sang Death Cab for Cutie’s Soul Meets Body.
(I only had my phone to take pictures, so they aren’t that good.)
A friend asked me to go to a concert with her. I said yes, not because I like the band (I didn’t even know who they were), but because I haven’t hung out with her in some time. A few days before the concert I almost decided not to go, not because I’m antisocial, but sometimes I find it hard to take that last step. I have a tendency to close myself off from others and I am trying to work on that. Anyway, here are the pictures I took from the concert and some of them turned out quite interesting.
I walked through the night, small steps, repeated many times over.
Circled around these lifeless statues, and came upon swings.
No past memories exist, but felt elated to find them.
The following night I came again, to the swings.
Tim Walker is known for his extravagant and romantic style and his photographs are featured on Vogue. If I had my way, at least once in every woman’s life, they would be pampered and given a photo shoot to have their beauty captured on camera.
The first photo is sensual and erotic, while the the second photo is charming and delicate, but both are lovely.
Rest in Peace: Michael Lee Curry
December 31, 2004