Oscars 2010 Red Carpet Adventure

Wow. Still in a bit of shock to be sitting in a hotel room in Los Angeles, fresh from twelve hours at the 2010 Red Carpet Kodak Bleachers. It was an experience I never expected, and will never forget.

Most of all, it was an homage to art- I’ll admit, I’ve often thought of the Oscars and the Red Carpet as a day for the pretty folk to preen for the cameras.

But the beauty of seeing it live was seeing all of the people who don’t make it on the TV- but who make the magic happen. the sound editors, the costume designers, the directors. The ones whom, when they walk down the red carpet, a hush falls over the crowd, as they try to figure out if they’re anyone to cheer for. But if their face isn’t well known, the assumption is that they’re not a star. (UNLESS you’re in Bleacher Section B, where we cheered ourselves hoarse for the “nobodies”- much to their bemusement and befuddlement.)

A striking woman who stood ten feet from me for a long while almost got her picture taken due to her exquisite sequinned hat. But in the end, I didn’t, as I wasn’t sure of her name and didn’t want to just post a random picture. (we’re over that now, as you’ll soon see.)

Well. Of course, she won best Constume design for Young Victoria- AND it was her third Oscar in that category. It reminded me that everyone is somebody- I just may not know who yet.

And even if she DIDN’T win an Oscar, she’s still picture-worthy- we all are.

I offer a HUGE thanks to Kodak for extending this opportunity to the eleven bloggers who attended- I really enjoyed seeing a different side of an industry I cherish.

And oh, I cried at Sandra Bullock’s acceptance speech. BEST LINE EVER: “Thank you for not letting me ride in cars with boys till I was eighteen, cause I would have done everything you said I would.” I thought I would have a conniption. What a wonderful and stalwart woman.

And, seeing a woman win best director for the first time was pretty amazing- overall, a stellar day.

But now it’s insanely early in the morning, and my east Coast self is about to collapse. I leave you with a slideshow, and my gratitude for being on this crazy ride with me.

xoxo, Lindsay

Add a comment

Comments (17)

  1. Boston Mamas Monday - 08 / 03 / 2010 Reply
    Congrats L! So glad you got to experience this! .-= Boston Mamas´s last blog ..Easy Currant Scones =-.
    • rockrollmama Monday - 08 / 03 / 2010 Reply
      Thank you Christine! I'm still reeling- (DOOOH! get it?? I'm turning into my Dad as well, apparently!) xoxo-L
  2. This Belle Rocks Monday - 08 / 03 / 2010 Reply
    What a great adventure! I'm glad you got to go :) .-= This Belle Rocks´s last blog ..I give it two thumbs up! =-.
    • rockrollmama Monday - 08 / 03 / 2010 Reply
      Thank you, Miss Kim! We have to have some kind of meetup for music mamas in the middle of where we all live- I wanna hang out!:)
  3. Jenny 867-5309 Monday - 08 / 03 / 2010 Reply
    Super, super cool! I kept trying to look for you guys during the Red Carpet time on TV...bummer. Sounds like you guys had a blast. .-= Jenny 867-5309´s last blog ..Secret Diary Entry =-.
    • rockrollmama Monday - 08 / 03 / 2010 Reply
      Jenny!!!! We wound up all being separated in different sections- which was kinda good for different picture angles. I was in the section Riiiiight when they got out of the limos, so great for seeing thoe human moments that i wanted- but not great for TV, as there were no cams at that end. Was OK though.:)
  4. Michelle Miller Monday - 08 / 03 / 2010 Reply
    What an amazing experience. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
    • rockrollmama Monday - 08 / 03 / 2010 Reply
      MICHELLE! Thank you, mama. I'm going to be in NYC a few times in April, would love to see you! Maybe at 140.:)
  5. heather c Monday - 08 / 03 / 2010 Reply
    Open-mouth pic made it in the mix. Funny! :-D It was so great talking to you. Hoping to get in the bloggy mix soon. Still trying to find that facebook page, so if you know it, send me an email.
  6. rockrollmama Monday - 08 / 03 / 2010 Reply
    Heather! OF COURSE it did, that's one of my fave shots from yesterday! You're adorable, and I'm so glad you won your trip and I got to meet you! Now, Start a Blog, Missy! Right Now! Hop to.:)
  7. Jennifer(Savor) Monday - 08 / 03 / 2010 Reply
    I am so thrilled for you and can't wait to eahr all the verbal reporting. You Rock!
  8. Kristy (wormdrink) Monday - 08 / 03 / 2010 Reply
    What an amazing opportunity & how ridiculously fun!!! I loved watching and knowing you were there! :)
  9. Susan Helene Gottfried Monday - 08 / 03 / 2010 Reply
    That love of the behind-the-scenes people is what led me to almost take a job at a record label. I really wanted to be one of them. .-= Susan Helene Gottfried´s last blog ..Trevor Fiction: Fluent (The Early Days) =-.
  10. Cammie Tuesday - 09 / 03 / 2010 Reply
    Love Morgan waving at you! I had fun watching and knowing you were there. You know, living vicariously through my friends, is fun! Still can't believe George Clooney touched your sharpies! .-= Cammie´s last blog ..Warning: Optical Illusions Bring on the Giggles! =-.
  11. Donna Tuesday - 09 / 03 / 2010 Reply
    It was a pleasure to meet you on Sunday - and so much fun! I hope our paths cross again soon. You really DO rock! .-= Donna´s last blog ..Final Words About OSCAR - I Promise =-.
  12. Christina Katz Thursday - 01 / 04 / 2010 Reply
    Hey, you. I've been wanting to check these out for awhile. Looks like you had so much fun. And I felt your pain on the jetlag thing, which I am about to re-experience when I visit your coast for ASJA in a few weeks. Big hug to ya! .-= Christina Katz´s last blog ..Thoughts on Traditionally Published Authors & E-publishing =-.

Add a comment

Twitter links powered by Tweet This v1.8.3, a WordPress plugin for Twitter.

Real Time Analytics