- 3:45 PM, Tuesday,
October 22nd, 2019:
- In the now 465
Delorean events I've done this has to be the most
surprising thing that's ever happened. I was at
Facebook 3 weeks ago doing a gig. Last week they
called me back and asked if I could do it again.
Exact same thing. Same type of conference.
A ridiculous amount of money and again - 3 weeks
later. That just never happens. When a company uses
the Delorean, that lasts them AWHILE. Ya know? Like
it's their theme for the YEAR and they don't want to
repeat it the next year or even 5 years from now. In
fact, I can't think of one company (other than event
planners) that has ever re-used us. The closest was
Warner Bros. for Ready Player One, and then legal got
all scared because of the Delorean lawsuits that they
cancelled... but that made sense: it was FROM the
movie. They could use it multiple times. But stuff
like this? Never.
- 3 weeks later?
Absolutely surreal. It felt like I was actually
part of the company. This time I hung out on
their roof with Talya and really kind of took in what
it would be like to be an employee...
- It isn't good or
bad. It's just weird. It's like this distopian future.
I mean, everyone seems super happy and enjoying
the space (which is incredible) but I've never worked
for a family of 35,000 people. It's a city. And social
meida is such a controversial subject these days (more
Facebook news breaking WHILE WE'RE THERE -
Zuckerberg is in DC to go in front of Congress
tomorrow) that it feels kind of uneasy. Are these
people all unintentionally working on destroying the
fabric of our democracy? I kinda think so. Did
I just help them by doing a gig here? I mean, I
took their money does that make me complicit? Like, I
wouldn't do teh Trump Inauguration if asked, but is
this the same? Kinda?
- You certainly come
upon some ethical moments when your business gets
successful. It's weird because Facebook is so huge
that 99.9% of the people that work there had
ANY IDEA A DELOREAN was there. It
was there for a handful of people at a very small
conference WITHIN Facebook. Like, if you didn't look
down that hallway, or if you didn't stay late on the
day we were rolling it in or out? You had no idea. In
fact I know someone who works at Facebook and he had
zero clue that I was there 3 weeks ago - and he was in
the same building! It's just that big. It's weird
being part of something on that scale, but it's hard
to attribute anything I did with Zuckerberg. It's
like if you live in California and pay taxes, suddenly
you're supporting the governor. I mean... well
yeah, kind of - but it's a weird way to look at
- I dunno. Again, I
like the people I worked with. I loved the crew helpng
me get that car in and our (see last Facebook entry -
lol) and it was cool to have a nice little getaway
I have to get back to LA, do a Marty package,
pick-up Ray, do a premiere for the YouTube Red TV show
and then proceed to collapse on Thursday. Busiest
month since October 2015. Insane.