May 25, 2005

Bang Your Head On The WALL.

Lionel Richie Event
Cipriani- Wall Street
May 24, 2005

Here's a funny post from ZePhotog. Sorry you had a crappy nite... we've all been there.
Check it out in the comments below...

4 comments:

ZePhotog said...

Man you were at the wrong event !!!

If you wanted fine PR work you should have come downtown at the Wall Street concert with(out) Lionel Richie !!!

Lizzie, the publicist turned mobster, turned con, turned real TV wannabe star / PR again that still can't get the water between her ears to solidify, just like all her assistants...

First, not tent, they they said it MIGHT rain right ??

So we end up along the stairs, about 5 feet away from the backdrop / wall... wanted to get a fashion shot ?

It's not complicated there's 3 names on the list : Mary J. Blige, Nicole Richie, Lionel Richie...
And your usual NY trash Gastineau Ho's, Power Skanks, Star "MyAssIsBiggerThanYours" Jones, and so on and so forth...

Mary J. Blige blows right by everybody without even a glance behind her black sunglasses...
Everybody : "What the F... ?"
The Publicist : "Waouh that was crazy, she didn't even stop !"
Well of course she won't stop you dumb fuck shit for brains asshole, especially not if you don't even ask her and just stay there watching her run by !!! That's your fucking job half wit !!!

Then around 9.20 (he was supposed to perform at 9.15 sharp, hum, hum... and we'd been there for 3+ hours by then) arrives Nicole Richie and her DJ along with Daddy Lionel... they pose together at the very bottom of the stairwell but we can't get th shot from the top because CNN's blocking the way...
And then poof, Lionel vaporizes in a time warp between the bottom and the middle of the stairs where Nicole does the CNN interview because sure enough, when she gets to us, she's with the DJ but not with the Daddy... We assume he's doing CNN so we shoot her alone and then with the DJ, but when we ask for Daddy to get in there... HE'S NOWHERE TO BE SEEN !!!!

Everybody minus James, Brian and Carmen (who got it downstairs) : "What the F... ?"
The publicist : "Waouh that's so crazy tonight, he was just there a minute ago, didn't you guys get it when he posed down there ?"
Well it was about 60 feet away from us and CNN was in the way you dumb fuck shit for brains asshole, so since our lenses and flashes can't yet shoot through concrete, walls or human bodies, no we din't get the fucking picture !!!

Finally the offer, when some of us had a three shot of Daddy Lionel, Nicole and the BF, was for us to hang around till after the concert so they could try and see if maybe they could get us a shot of Lionel... alone ?

After concerting with our agencies the "we-played-by-the-rules-and-got-screwed-again" gang of Scott, Brian, Mark, myself and a couple of other guys decided that enough was enough and called it a night...

I sent my pix out captioned : xxxx xxxx out and about arriving at a party in New York, on Tuesday May 24, 2005.

Sorry, me no picture, you no free advertising for your lame ass event...

I'm sorry, I usually try to stay polite but that was one of these nights where you have to let it out, damn I feel like a little publicist pogrom right now...
Hang some, crucify some, burn some at the stake, skin some alive... Just have a little fun, do a little pogrom, relax...

Anonymous said...

THESE ARE SO CALLED RED-CARPET EVENTS?? .... The whole point is to get a "moneyshot" something an editor will use (think "StarTracks" in People Magazine) and not just any crap that will be used for future stock. PR and Celebrities bitch and moan and say they need privacy, well what the hell do you call this when you have an event to promote and then you avoid press? PR should stand more for "Press Resistance" at this point.

It seems they punk out when it comes to A-List celebrities and are afriad of their wrath.

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE FUCKIN' COFFEE!!

PR should make a shot happen and earn their living, there is just so much a photographer can do.

MAYBE WE SHOULD START POSTING WHERE THESE CELEBRITIES STAY IN NYC, FLIGHT INFO., HOTEL CHECK-INS, CAR SERVICES, SCHEDULES, & AIRPORT 411 , IF PR SEEM TO WORK AGAINST YOU!!

I'm sure this statement/opinion will repeat itself over and over!!

Anonymous said...

last night was a true test of pressure under extreme conditions
i still want to fucking kill somone
those drums
i tried to hang myself but my sync cord broke

ZePhotog said...

Oh yeah that's right, I forgot that for the first two and some hours we had a bunch of crackheads slamming a personal and quite lame version of the Terminator theme on their big ass drums, trying to make it as loud as possible...

Who said music relaxed your nerves ? Wanna see that F%$#@ right now...