posted October 24, 1999 09:31 PM
Okey dokey ... where *did* I leave off ... hmmm ... oh, ok ...
Tim leaves the stage and we see a great Ares Vid. (Yippee) I start warming up the vocal
Kev comes out to vast quantities of noise. I don't really remember a word he said - my
brain was otherwise occupied. *g* Seriously. As I'm busy drooling and taking pics I did
hear someone request a reading from Othello, which someone convieniently happened to have
with them ... (another one of those things that make you go hmmmm ) After flipping thru
the book he couldn't find the scene he wanted but - I think read something else. I snapped
pics of him reading and giving the book back to the happy Amazon. (I don't know her name
I noticed two things as I wore out the camera ... Kev was keeping to the center and
stage left, and we were on stage right and there was a lady to our left (even farther from
Kev's line of sight) that had had her hand up to ask a question for a long time.
So I had another idea. (Obviously Cass and Kendaa hadn't learned yet about me and my
bright ideas!) I got them to wave their hands in the air along with me so'd he'd notice us
faster. When Kevin called on me I said (I swear, word for word)
"I need for you to stand right there (and pointed to a spot from which I
could get a decent picture) and answer that lady's question." (While pointing
to the lady in the black sweater that had her hand up before) Kevin questioned me ...
"You don't have a question?" I said "No, but I need you to answer the lady
in the black sweater's question".
So, he came over, I took a billion shots and I have no idea what the lady's question
was or what the answer was. After that, a little girl (who had questions for every star -
I think she was being 'fed' questions) asked about Kevin's sons. Sounded like he was ready
to fix her up with any of his three sons ... Then I turned to Kendaa and Cass ... and
asked .. did I sound bossy? And after they stopped laughing ... I realized I never even
said please or thank you. I was pretty embarrassed.
So Kevin finished up and they set up the autograph table. It took a long time to go
thru, even tho we had Gold seats because a group at the beginning of the line seemed to
park themselves for a while. I handed my camera to Cass so she could take pics of the
autograph line for me. By the time we went thru, they said "No personalizing"
but Tim was sweet and did anyway. I'm sure Kev would have too, but I was too busy
apologizing about being bossy to even ask. He said "That's ok - I'm an actor - we need
If I hadn't thudded before *g*
By the time the three of us got thru the line, it was too late to chance going back to
the hotel to change. We wandered outside the Masonic center, looking for a restaurant that
wasn't down hill. No go, but we saw preparations for a fancy wedding across the street -
Rolls Royce cars and lovely, litup stained glass windows.
I gave Cass a coupla rolls of film - she had center seats and a better camera ...
We wandered back in to the center and split up cause my seats were way over in stage
left - away from everyone, literally. There was only one othe person assigned to that
entire section, and she was next to me, in the fifth row.
Using my Amazon initiative ... I snagged a front row seat in the next section closer to
I've added more pics and the requested labels ... go to Ask 'shana go to "The
Shows" scroll down a bit till you see San Francisco 1999 pictures ...