First thing I did to prepare yesterday, was get a haircut. And appropriate sideburns:
That's as close as I've ever been to Starfleet-regulation hair. Thirty years a fan and only now have I gotten pointed sideburns. (I draw the line at Spock's bangs.)
I knew I didn't have the time to invest in camping out at Cathedral Park -- I got a good seat on August 3rd by showing up two-and-a-half hours before the show -- so I decided to float around and get shots of the crowd. Like this:
A slightly behind-the-scenes shot. The stage is in the middle. Audience to the right. Backstage to the left. Near the middle is Captain Kirk (Atomic Arts co-founder Adam Rosko) about to open a storage compartment. All around all of this: the scenery of Cathedral Park, including the St. Johns Bridge.
And then IT'S RAINING TRIBBLES!
And mere seconds after they started cascading over Rosko, a cloud of tribble dander wafted RIGHT AT ME. Imagine how much of it covered Rosko! Good thing neither of us are allergic to Tribbles (or are Klingons).
Aftermath. Still a beautiful spot!
And, finally for this entry, I'm in the Captain's Chair. Very, very near David Gerrold, who wrote the thing 46 years ago:
L to R: Enterprise crewmember/ Atomic Arts makeup person Erin Bray, Adam Rosko as Kirk, me, Ryan Castro (as Chekov; he also played Khan in 2010's "Space Seed"), Royal "Main Mast" Hebert as Korax, and David Gerrold (who, Royal said, "told me that he loved the nuance I brought to Korax. That is a thing that happened. Awesome").