ENTRY #222
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5:12 PM, Wednesday, October 29th, 2002:
Hello Goodbye
All My Loving
Getting Better
Coming Up
Let Me Roll It
Lonely Road
Driving Rain
Your Loving Flame
Every Night
We Can Work It Out
You Never Give Me Your Money/Carry That Weight
The Fool On the Hill
Here Today (John Lennon Tribute)
Something (George Harrison tribute)
Eleanor Rigby
Here There and Everywhere
Band On The Run
Back In The USSR
Maybe I'm Amazed
My Love
Let 'Em In
She's Leaving Home
Can't Buy Me Love
Live and Let Die
Let It Be
Hey Jude
(1st Encore)
Long And Winding Road
Lady Madonna
I Saw Her Standing There
(2nd Encore)
Sgt. Peppers Reprise/The End
Can you believe that setlist? What a night. I can't even begin to explain how amazing this night was. When Paul came onstage and started singing Hello Goodbye, the smile on my face was so huge I could barely contain myself. My eyes were welling up 'cause I was so damn happy that I was seeing a Beatle and it was sounding SOOOOOOOO good. And I don't mean good for a guy at 60, I mean good ANYTIME. Had I seen McCartney in the 70's I wouldn't believe he would sound this good live. He was absolutely DEAD-ON. Hitting EVERY damn note. It was simply unbelieveable. And the band? No offense Ringo - but guess what you couldn't do. Play or sing like this dude. WOW. It sounded so good, so tight, so amazing - I have to believe that I've never heard a better concert...
...nor have I ever seen so many celebrities at one time. The night started off with Ozzy and Sharon in a luxury booth. Ozzy was all stumblin around and people were yellin for him so he throws his hands up and everyone screams. He sits...then 10 seconds later he stands again to more screams, then stumbles back to his chair. God love Ozzy. Then Sylvester Stallone walks past us to his seat. !??!! So strange. We were in the 3rd row from the floor so it was prime seating. Then, as I'm calling Marty to tell him this - there's Nicolas Cage and Lisa Marie Presley. Huh? LOL. It never ends. Here's a full list of celebrities from a fansite:
Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne, Cloris Leachman, Ray Ramono, David Spade, Mick Jagger, Nicolas Cage and Lisa Marie Presley, James Taylor, Eddie Murphy, Christopher Cross, Sylvester and Jennifer Stallone, Tom Green, Keith Urban, George Thorogood, Carole King, Bill Clinton, Winona Ryder, Brian Wilson and Kevin Spacey.
About an hour after the concert, at the VIP entrance, former President Bill Clinton exited under moderate secret service escort. Clinton stayed outside and shook hands with an estimated 50 people and signed some autographs before leaving. Clinton had a caravan of eight cars and many secret service agents when he left.
DAAAAMN. I was RIGHT THERE. But we left right after the concert. GRRR. That would've been cool. But still - WOW. The show was unforgettable and I can't thank my dad enough for making this possible. I never would've been able to experience this on my own, and Jess and I were elated all night. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
As if that wasn't enough just a few hours before the concert I had a tremendous meeting with the commercial agency. To say that the DVD player was a good idea is kind of an understatement. There were 2 people in the room, and they passed it around watching my demo, parts of the show - and just playing with it. They were knocked out at how well put together the DVD was, the characters - the everything. They loved my headshots, they knew the photographer really well (thank you Charlotte, that was a great move), and were excited about the different characters I could play.
We talked for a half an hour, and just had a good time. I mean, it's quite scary just how much you can talk about when it comes to the things I've done entertainment wise. Although nothing big has happened, from talk radio, to production director and voice-over talent, to 4tvs, to my music CDs (all of which I had there and was able to play on demand - god that's cool) - they were very excited. They have a meeting at the end of every week and they talk about the people they saw that week and who they represnt. They said they will certainly call back Friday, and if by some chance they don't they said "Please call us on Monday, we may have pushed the meeting back because we were busy." Absolutely wonderful. If all goes well, they would be my commercial agents...getting me auditions for on-camera commercials. As far as voice-over work, that's a completely different side of the company, but they advised me to submit things to them as well.
What excites me more than anything, is just getting out. Going to auditions. Meeting people. Doing ANYTHING. What's nice about having agents, is that's all they do - get you work on commercials. They are one segment of my life. They're fine if I don't want to just be an actor. They look at my "look" and my "talent" and see if I'm worth their time to push me for commercials - that's it! On the side I can still do 4tvs, look for a manager - all that. There isn't that sense of dread like when Charlotte changed the road we were on and said that I now had to be this, this and this (all without ever speaking to any agents...EVER).
So right now, it's nothing but excitement. My only worry is missing auditions because of a full-time job. Which right now is completely nerve-racking as the only interview I went on was strange to say the least. I don't want to get into specifics, but the fact that the woman was driving out of her garage as I arrived 5 minutes early for the interview pretty much says it all. LOL. She then proceeds to say: "Oh, I thought you would call..." !?!?! You arranged an interview with me at 3 PM on Thursday...YOU made the appointment. LOL. Why would I call? Needless to say, the headache may not even be worth it. I'm looking elsewhere.
For tonight however my goal is clear: Start a race riot at the funeral of a well-known Haitian Gang-Leader so the real estate prices go down enough to help my mob boss make some serious JACK. My health is pretty low, so I'll be sure to pick up a hooker on my way to Little Havana. I know this nice quiet spot by the airport where we can get it on.
From Animal Crossing to Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, gaming in the 21st Century absolutely RULES.
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