Celebs: Paris Hilton (exactly as you'd imagine her - gross), Kim Kardashian (same thing), Cuba Gooding Jr. (desperate to be recognized), Tom Arnold (probably on Drugs, running down Main Street with arms full of swag), Andie MacDowell (very beautiful), Ralph Maachio (remember from the Karate Kid - he was drunk at 4 in the afternoon), Jude Law (in a huge man-scarf - he is TOO British), Virginia Madsen (too made up to be a Sundance Juror - IMO), Sam Rockwell (had to wake him from napping on a couch to get him to do the interview, also saw him eating alone, clearly he isn't into all this).
Mike Tyson (whatever he is, he has "it"), Brittany Snow (is pretty), one of the Cheetah Girls (the one that did the nudes that landed her a job on MTV), Adam Scott (because of his scenes in Step Brothers, I wanted to shake his hand more than once). Ewan McGregor (it's the eyes) and Jim Carrey are lovers in "I love you Philip Morris" and as much as I hate the Jim Carrey (he is charming.) Nia Long should work more. John Krasinski (gives great soundbite, but it ends there).
I witnessed a big run in with Chris Rock and Bobcat Goldthwait. Where Chris Rock showed his true colors and they were mean, braggadocios, condescending, and really NOT funny. Sorry fans of the C. Rock. In this job, once in a while you get to see celebrities as they are in private, and it's shocking, it was a moment like that. Someday I'll tell you the story, too long for the blog.
Music wise I've had these song in my head all week (thanks Foxy).
Kings Of Leon vs. Lykke Li "Knocked Up" (Rodeo Remix)
Sonically it's what the fest sounds like, and lyrically, well the opening lines, ya know....
Vince Guaraldi Trio "Christmastime Is Here (Instrumental)"
The whole shoot, every time something went wrong and in Production they often do, me and crew would quietly hum this to each other to make us laugh. It worked -- every time.