Another day, another long weekend in LA with the heat and the crowds and the kids and the summer. The pics below may or may not be a non-fictional account of what did or did not happen.
For the full Flickr gallery, with full-size images (and more of them!), go..... here. They're uploading now, but should be done by tomorrow morning.
The sky was not accommodating on the way there...
A cast member was guarding this rat... in a Tupperware. Where did the rat come from? How did she catch it? Why is she not happy that she pulled off such a feat? Questions for another time.
MSEP! I mean, DEP!
The Blue Fairy. Ever wonder where her feet are? Do they touch the ground, or does she just float inside the dress?
One of her servants. Are they paid? Does the Blue Fairy have a bank account?
A train approaches.
Goofy is not fit to drive a train.
Minnie is distracted by something shiny.
Wah... wah wah wah.
Alice, more mushrooms.
The Cheshire Cat is scary with his lights off.
A most curious expression.
Pumpkin carriages probably smell bad inside.
Cinderella doesn't care.
Does Prince Charming have a first name? Todd?
Mr. Smee is not respected.
Peter is also distracted, by the same shiny object.
King Leonidas... is obscure.
This clown looks...bored.
This other clown is shocked by something.
Fireworks from a bad spot.
Kaa is getting a little wrinkly.
Little-known fact: Monkeys like those blacklight posters.
Captain Hook has a fake chin.
Peter Pan's hair has a chin strap...?
The queen, at it again...
Dragon vs. Mickey
My favorite shot:
Mickey spontaneously combusts, again.
But he's okay, because he's Mickey!
Afterparty, the best band I've ever seen, honest... some of those songs are going to be singles, I can feel it.
Anglerfish! Focus issues! (it makes it scarier, actually)
The Crystal Arcade, night.
This works on many levels...
Day 2: Saturday
Fun with Water
Officially the most annoying kid ever. Insisted on sitting on each step and slooooowly inching down to the next... while carrying a stick... there were about 60 people all piled up. It was the juvenile version of the guy going 40 in the fast lane, but without a slow lane or a shoulder to fly by on. Also, he had his name and number stuck to his back.
Want a drink?
Jack is not a good hider.
Herman knew he had to make the 1-10 split to win the tournament for his team... could he do it?
I think these are boxers, but they have hooks in their hands... the olden days were a little more dangerous, it seems.
Esmerelda watches the world go by.
Mmm.... DCA water.
Maliboomer gets no love.
Ariel is a tart.
FACT: When I came around the corner, Mickey and Cinderella were doing the Electric Slide, as their handler sang. But, I had left my camera on manual focus.
FACT: After I got the second shot, I was told not to take pictures. Very strange.
Headless children abound at DLR.
Creepy, creepy Snow White.
Parade of Dreams.
I believe she's trying to invite me out for a drink.
Mad Hatter's a bit surprised.
Cinderella has to sneeze, I think.
Dangerous Hub Hornet
The eternal struggle.
Typical LA traffic.
The saddest monkey ever.
Save it! By paying us too much money!
Evidence. Of... something.
I thought they fired these guys?!
Love the silhouettes.
Will this continue?
Will they make it to the end?
To see the thrilling conclusion...
Just look one post down.