Wow. Just wow. I really don't know what else to say about last night's screening and premiere of the pilot episode of Mission: Sustainable. I don't know what the final head count was, but there were over 1,000 people that RSVP'd to the event. Even though the event was free, it was considered SOLD OUT. The doors opened at 7:00, but people were lining up outside at 6:30. From what I heard the line was so long it wrapped around out through the Seattle Center. Just wow.
Our fantastic emcee, Gabriel Scheer, (who is the reason why I am even associated with the show because he sent me the email about the auditions last summer), kicked off the evening. He runs Seattle Greendrinks and is a partner in Re-Vision Labs, along with Melinda of One Green Generation. Melinda was there as well, filming the event (see picture at left - thanks Melinda!).
I had seen the pilot before down in Eugene, but they had done some tinkering with it over the last few weeks and the final version was really well edited. It was fun and I felt glamorous sitting in the front row and watching the show up on the big screen. I have to say I was totally giddy and nervous at the same time. People laughed at all the right times and were exceedingly receptive to the show.
After the screening we all (cast and production crew) got up on the stage for some accolades and, as we were walking out, Gabriel pulled me out of the line to let people know about my dress - that it was made from used men's neckties - so I took a turn for people to check it out. The production crew had been promoting it on Facebook, so many people already knew about it.
We then did a lot of mingling and eating and I got to meet some readers of my blog as well as chat with a ton of people who had watched the screening. There were many people interested in checking out my dress and, hands down, everyone was amazed at how awesome it looked. And, if I do say so myself, it looked awesome. The funny thing was walking around and people looking at me like they knew me and smiling and coming up to talk. I felt like a movie star.
We then headed down to a swanky club in Belltown for the afterparty and I had a great time catching up with some cast members and others. Alas, I was going to turn into a pumpkin if I didn't get home by midnight, so we wrapped up my Cinderella evening. Even though I was exhausted I had a hard time sleeping last night - I was so high from the excitement, but mostly, just happy.
Thanks to all the cast and crew and fans for such a wonderful evening!