...no that's it
guys: Tootie. I saw Tootie. You take the good,
you take the bad: TOOTIE. Black girl on Facts of Life.
Absolutely no one came. We waited for 4 hours and then
got bored. All the press were lined up, there were
hundreds of people there, and no one came. Now part of
me thinks that at like 3 AM - everyone came a hoppin,
but I doubt it. Once I saw the press leave
around 12:30 AM, I realized that was it. Lest you
We got there at 9
PM, because Ben at Barney's let me have the nigt off
to go. I called him to see if I could reschedule
and he said: "Are you kidding? GO! What are you
waiting for!" So that was cool...I'm playing there
next Wednesday now. We get there and there's only
valet parking. There was some self-parking but it was
quite far, and I was willing to give a $5 tip to feel
all special. Hell everything was comped for $250 a
person. Went to get a drink, and heard the bartender
tell someone: "That's $24 even..."
YOU MUST BE KIDDING ME. $9 for a
drink. $6 for a beer...$4 for WATER. So we sat down.
Then they brought out some KICK-ASS
hors-d'oeurves....shit I spelled that wrong...
Everything. Guy actually gave Jess and I the
plate of cocunut shrimp. Chicken, beef - oh and my
favorite: Spinach-kopitas...LOL any greeks out there
will enjoy that. They're actually Spinakopitas (or
they're pronounced like that anyway), chick said
Spinach-kopitas and I had to laugh. But we ate gooood.
Lots of people were there. The people who attended the
grammies got there around 10 PM. Not that they were
famous, but they had tuxes on and I overheard
them talking. Once it hit 11:30 I started to wonder.
I walked back out where we came in and everything
was roped off. There were people everywhere waiting
with cameras and lights and all sorts of stuff...it
was quite the site. Apparently they waited there for 2
hours or so and gave up. It was cleared out by a
little after midnight. When Jess and I left it was
close to 1 AM, and there were but a few people
Now there was
tootie. And the hot brunette from Sex in the City was
there too. But TOOTIE. Hell yeah. I saw her
dancing and wasn't quite sure, and then some chick
yelled: "KIM!" and got her picture taken with her.
being the sly dawg that I was I of course
got video for all of you. Now I guess
you're gonna have to just take my word on
it that it's her. I could've said it was
Janet Jackson because as she walks away
there's definitely a resemblance, but
I thought I'd be honest. Heh, Jess
and I seriously considered not showing you
any footage and saying they wouldn't allow
cameras. Then talk about how cool it was
to meet everyone. But the fact that the
whole night was topped off with TOOTIE.
That's just too classic. So
enjoy the film...
Oh, I take that
back - there was even a bigger surprise! $6 for the
first 1/2 hour. $8 for each additional hour. That
would be $30 for parking folks. Ooh, but there was a
discount today boys and girls! $24 maximum for 24
hours! WOO HOO! Have you any clue what $24 means
right now? Our last grocery bill for roughly 10 days
of food was $14. (sigh) Live and learn. That basically
paid for the food we ate I guess. Imagine if we had
paid $500. Actually the guy asked me how I was gonna
pay when I first got there and I was able to
convince him that it was comped. That was a bit
unnerving. Oh well...
So there it is.
The first big Hollywood party. Tootie. Damnit,
couldn't it have at least been Blair? Maybe even Jo?
At least it wasn't Natalie...yeah...damn straight. At
least it wasn't Natalie...