A True Story (part one of four)
Okay, it's not a story... but it's pictures!
Welcome to Austin! LOAF came from Baltimore via Atlanta on a really really early flight with some very very drunk soldiers who were returning from duty in the Middle East. Chris came from Seattle and actually got to Austin early.
Chris and LOAF try to emulate that old Wing Commander IV advertisement with Tolwyn and Blair (poorly) just before heading to the premiere.
We had given up trying to contact Dan, when he drove up in a limo as we left his hotel. Jack's (Dan's friend) dad owned a limo, and we were allowed to use it to go to the premiere and the party! Sweet! We love you, Dan's friend and dad! From left to right, LOAF's brother in '70's pimp atire, Ben "LOAF can't tie a tie" Lesnick, Chris "Is taller than he appears" Reid, Dan "Had a cooler hotel than us" Finkelstein and Dan's friend.
We went to dinner before the premiere at a restaurant which had lots of pictures of Xena's sidekick. Who knows what was up with that. Chris and I set speed-eating records, because there wasn't much time before the premiere -- unfortunately nobody else did. We made it there with plenty of time to spare, though (they started ten or fifteen minutes late).
LOAF, LOAF's brother, Dan and Dan's friend Jack inside the limo. The limo had cool changing lights and a bar inside it.
When we saw this sign for the first time, our hearts started racing.
Cameramen! When we got out of the limo we were faced with some rather disappointed photographers expecting actors or something. I'll probably end up on the cover of Weekly World News one of these days...
Chris and LOAF run into a Kilrathi pilot. Since the war is over and such, there were no hard feelings. The furball was one of the props in the premiere lobby. He's the exception to the rule - he looks good in real life, but awful on film.
The TCS Tiger's Claw model was one of several props outside the theater. Chris Reid got yelled at by a very old woman for taking pictures... but I think he could have taken her.
Chris and LOAF with Maniac's dress uniform in the theater lobby. Don't blame LOAF, Chris was the guy who tied the tie. We ran into lots of our friends at the premiere and at the party - Adam Foshko (who now works for Bootprint), Captain Johnny, Chris McCubbin and some others. Somebody from Origin's web team recognized me from the picture we put at the CIC! I was shocked.
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