- This was one of
the more surreal moments for our business. I really
had no business being there as the company had hired
another car for their "Ready Player One" maze. It was
an 18-day committment they had called me about, but
March was a 13-event month for me (2nd only to October
2015 believe it or not) and I couldn't do it. But,
they could have easily moved the maze car to the red
carpet for a couple hours and then back. And
I think they were going to do that because they
tried to cancel after putting a downpayment down but
it was well past their time to do that and alas, here
we were and the car isn't even the plutonium version
like in the movie. <throws hands up> Just goes
to show, none of that shit matters. People see a
Delorean and they're happy.
- I rolled up
and just watched all the craziness going by me.
Everyone was taking pics of the car, so I sat in
it and everyone took pics of me. LMAO. I'm sure they
WANTED me to leave, but I'm no dummy. Then of course
all the names came through, Spielberg, the stars of
the movie and of course as you saw in the trailer,
this ridiculous moment of my life:
- You just can't
beat that. I was able to point out his signature
I got in 2014:
- I mean...
wow. Just, wow. That's Doc Brown, sitting in my car,
holding the visor with his signature on it. Just...
surreal. It's kind of like a peek moment for this
entire project of RentTheDelorean.com. I thought
it would be 2015, but 2015 was obvious. That was just
having the balls to bank on the future year... this
whole Ready Player One renewal and even the years in
between? That's a legit business with legs. I could
never do another big event like this and this is a
massive success in my life that I honestly feel took
very little on my part to have. That's how the world
outside of showbiz works though: the laws of marketing
and hard work are rewarded. Heh.
- So in the midst of
all this, I get a text from a friend who had seen the
movie that Don is in it. His Goldie Wilson poster is
in it quite prominently. <blink> I flipped
out and called him immediately.
AND A DUDE IN THE CROWD GOT A PICTURE OF ME ON THE PHONE.
- Don was rightfully
elated. I'm so bummed he couldn't make it to the
carpet with me as he was working, but what a really
good day for both of us, right? We're gonna go see it
together this week and properly geek out.
- And just like that
it was done. I grabbed a chunk of the carpet
(beacuse of course I did - they were throwing it
out anyway) and I was on my way. Oh and there's a
cool pic (from JD Raimer, he's at everything) of
me right before leaving...