What is the perfect way to celebrate the Halloween Weekend?
With Dan Aykroyd and Ghostbusters
Carl finally got a day off work so that we could spend the whole day together. Well, actually he got the day off so he could spend it celebrating Ghostbuster style...but I was with him so that counts right?
We started with a good sleep in until almost 10! We didn't even wake up when the gardeners came and blew leaves at their usually 8:30 AM! After a quick breakfast we headed out to meet our friends Steven and Taylor. From their house we drove to the local Costco store where our Ghostbusting adventure began.
Dan Aykroyd made an appearance there for an autograph signing to promote his new Vodka called Crystal Head.
Here we are goofing around in line for over an hour in Costco! We showed up at 12:30 and were lucky enough to be about 20th in line! Good thing we showed up early because by the time Dan Aykroyd arrived for the 2 PM signing the line had grown into the hundreds and wrapped around to the back of the store.
The regular Costco customers were a little alarmed when this man in a hat and sun glasses started happily yelling greetings into the crowd...if they had paid attention they would have realized it was Dan Aykroyd!
A few minutes after arrival it was our turn! They were so organized there.
I shook his hand too, but I had the camera so I didn't get a photo of that. He was really nice and friendly and it as well worth the wait in line. We also got an autographed Crystal Head Vodka...and we're not big drinkers so it will last awhile.
Outside the Costco a team of ghostbusters had pulled up in the unofficial ECTO-1
Our friend Steven actually got to try on one of their Proton Packs. After talking to the owners of the car for 30+ minutes about everything related to Ghostbusters, I declared that my husband and Steven officially became NERDS!
Our next stop was to get a bite to eat. Unfortunately that part of the day was not as good as we had hoped. We planned on Italian food and ended up eating diner food and it was bad diner food at best. Yuck!
After that we ventured down to the local subway station and I took my first subway ride ever! I'm not sure if it was the bad diner food or the motion of the subway cars, but I was not feeling to hot. Thankfully it only took 10 minutes and we arrived at our destination, Hollywood Boulevard!
Again, we arrived SUPER early to buy tickets to the movie Ghostbusters. We thought there would be a line but when we showed up the theater was closed, curtains drawn, and there wasn't a soul in sight. Finally other people started to show up too and they opened the ticket window at 6 PM for the 7:30 showing.
This wasn't just any showing of Ghostbusters, they were going to be playing an original 75 mm print! That is rare!
Once our tickets were in hand we walked down Hollywood Blvd...which I would not advise doing on the night before Halloween. It's a busy street anyway, but add half naked woman in provocative costumes to the typical crowd and it was packed. We had a mission though...we were headed to Beard Papa's for their famous creme puffs!
Fresh filled in front of you!
They were delicious!
We headed back to the theater after our creme puffs to secure ourselves some good seats for the movie.
They say that the Egyptian Theater is haunted....
...but I ain't afraid of no ghosts!
(It's a line from the movie)
We sat up in the balcony. It was a beautiful theater...they don't make them like this anymore.
It was almost a full house! We had to laugh when we looked over the balcony and all we saw was a sea of cell phones! At least everyone turned them off before the movie.
And what a better ending to the night than to see the ECTO-1 parked outside the theater after the movie!
I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween!