My Burgeoning Yet Brief Jetsetter Lifestyle

CORRECTION: Dave has corrected me since I completely misunderstood that it’s not the premiere, it’s the after party we’re going to. And by after party, I mean it’s Disney so it’s a retrospective tribute to Miyazaki where the chance to really rub elbows will be much higher than sitting in a darkened theater. Oo-la-la. I’ve edited the post appropriately.

Tomorrow begins a new chapter in my life. I’m flying to L.A. for the day to attend a film premiere moving and exclusive tribute to one of the greatest film makers of all time. Getting there I will be stepping on the commoners as I stroll through DIA in my Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses, Ralph Lauren polo, and my Undergear San Pedro linen pants which show, every-so-slightly, the outline my 2(X)ist contrast pouch briefs underneath.

(That reminds me. I need to demand a last minute waxing regardless of other appointments made weeks in advance. I’m important now.)

It’s more likely to be jeans, a nice shirt and Skechers, but I am going to a film premier big old university lecture style party! [Still it’s] My very first. And to make it even better, it’s [during] the US premiere of Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo [which I won’t see until the commoners get it when it’s released in August]. If you are an animation fan, you know who he is. For the unhip, he did Howl’s Moving Castle and the Oscar-winning Spirited Away.

I’m meeting up with Dave of Blogography fame who scored the tickets. We both get into L.A. in the morning, are going to putz around the city for the afternoon and then head to Burbank Beverly Hills that evening for the film an uber-exciting, E-ticket-ride, shut-up-and-listening-to-the-translator interview tribute party thingy. There we hope [because the chances are much higher] to rub elbows with Disney execs, the creative minds of Pixar and Mr. Miyazaki himself who will be there in a rare visit to the States.

Of course, the  point is to see the latest in a long line of amazing animated features to hear Miyazaki speak about his masterpiece films and possibly swoon like a girl seeing The Beatles for their first visit to America. And a bonus, here’s the trailer for Ponyo.


And then we fly home the next morning hopefully still high from the experience.

Yes, I plan to give you my OSR of it, but may write a more extended entry as well. [I’m totally going to do an OSR of the tribute.]

In addition, I’m excited to finally be meeting Dave who is an amusing writer and a fun read. (Shut up, Dave, and take the compliment.) He’s going to be in Denver next month, so this is meeting the Denver child before meeting his Denver parents kinda of thing as well.

Please don’t hold it against me if I’m better than you for the rest of the week. You can can put me back in my place on Saturday next Tuesday because of my being in the presence of greatness.

3 thoughts on “My Burgeoning Yet Brief Jetsetter Lifestyle

  1. Oooh… except it’s NOT the Ponyo premiere, it’s actually a lot BETTER than that! It’s a sold-out special event taking place after the Ponyo premiere closes out the LA Film Fetival.

    “A Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki” is hosted by Pixar head John Lasseter. It’s a career retrospective where they will be showing clips from Miyazaki-san’s films then talking about them with the master himself! It’s a rare, very rare, chance to hear Miyazaki discuss his work.

    The Ponyo premiere is at 6:30… the special event tribute is 7:30 at an entirely different venue in Beverly Hills, so there is no way to see both of them. I hope you’re not disappointed, but trust me when I tell you that the Tribute is THE event to be at! Mizazaki rarely gives interviews. He almost never comes to the US. This is (most likely literally) a once in a lifetime event! :-)

  2. Scott

    Even thought I’m not a big fan of anime, I’m still jealous of this great experience you’re going to have.

    Have a great time. Take lots of video with that ass cam of yours.

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