May 17, 2005

ABSOLUT Nightmare

PEACH ABSOLUT PARTY
Bryant Park Hotel
9pm Press call/ 10pm arrivals.

This whole event had the stench of death on it from the get-go. Overcrowded press pit, stubborn PR, and a tip sheet that looked like the Oscars.

Here's he FANTASY tip sheet as copied from the ENC:

"Absolut Apeach party for the TV Upfronts, as they unveil the newest edition to the Absolut flavor family of vodkas. Celebrities expected: Rebecca Romijn, Debra Messing, Danny Masterson, Wilmer Valderrama, Mila Kunis, Debra Jo Rupp, Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, Jane Leeves, Eva Longoria, Jesse Metcalfe, Paris Hilton, Kimberly Stewart and many others."

And we got...

Sylvia Miles, Mario Vasques, Gregg Bello, Carol Alt... not quite the star power promised.
We did get beautiful shots of Nicollette Sheridan, and she posed FOREVER! We could have probably got her to bark like a dog if we wanted. Carmen had her walking the carpet like a runway model! Unbelievable.

1 comment:

ZePhotog said...

True, even though the "updated" tipsheet we got at the press check-in had most of the "good" names off already, so we sort of knew what to expect from that point on...

The fun part was the check-in time though, with Philippe being the MC of the double-cross-referenced-you're-on-my-list-but-not-on-theirs-gambit...

Which went about pretty well until someone decided to just walk in and take a spot (I'd name names but I don't know who started that shit...), from that point on, Walter got singled out, out of bad karma, and the witch hunt for the unlaminated photographers began with about as much will and determination from both security and publicists than a drunk trying to open the door to his car...

Not the best I've seen, but probably not the worst either...