My first encounter was with a WOWK reporter, where this embarrassing exchange took place:
Me: "Hi. Looks like you guys are settin' up. Can I take your picture?"
Her: [enthusiastic and interested] "Yeah, sure. Who are you with?"
Me: [confused] "I'm sorry?"
Her: "Who are you with?"
Me: "Uh... I'm not with anyone. This is just for, ummm, my own, you know, my own... uh. It's for my own personal blog."
Her: [no longer enthused] "Oh..."
The green carpet looks pretty cool.
I expect later tonight 4th Avenue will be lit up with floodlights to show off the bling--not the bling of the stars, but the bling of the Huntingtonians who shelled out as much as $1,000 per ticket to hang for the evening with Hollywood.
If you spend a grand per ticket for one evening of fun, you gotta bring out the bling.
A big-screen has been set up to show off the festivities. It's two way, meaning that folks standing on the backside of the screen can see the images as well.
I hope they have some close-ups of Mathew McConaughey!!
As I left 4th Avenue, I overheard workers setting up the bleachers commenting that the number of bleacher seats has been reduced from 1,000 to about 600.
Looks like I may not get as close to the bling tonight as I'd hoped.
Update: Word on the street--and on the local radio, and in some shops downtown--is that Matthew McConaughey invited George Clooney, Lance Armstrong and