The penultimate week! Also one of my busiest weeks, with events scheduled on most days. It kicked off with a comedy show, hosted by my friend Lou, titled “Unsafe Space: Income Inequality”. This show was brilliant. It featured 2 comedians who got up and did a 5 or so minute piece on income inequality (a few zingers about interns got me cackling), followed up a big Q & A discussion with some experts. This show was unique because it got experts from both sides of the political spectrum. Rather than just catering to the audiences typical leftist whims, there was a brave soul who spoke the truth, to the mocking sentiment of much of the audience. A really eye opening event, which I am eager to get further involved in for the future (monthly event)!
I was also lucky enough to be invited to another Penn State networking event for people in the entertainment industry where I was able to expand my network further and gather some great advice. Leveraging on said network, my friend Jerry (who invited me), managed to score us tickets to a YouTube show for the following night.
The YouTube show was a tour by two big YouTube pranksters, titled “Roman vs Fousey” (featuring RomanAtwood and FouseyTube). I have heard of these guys before and even watched a few of their videos but I definitely wouldn’t call myself a loyal fan. Walking in, the atmosphere of the crowd was amazing. The crowd treated these YouTubers like rockstars, I was blown away. It was a hilarious show, despite the fact that 90% of the references were lost on me.
For the final weekly photoshoot we ventured back to Downtown LA, near the Staples Center. I was unfortunately killed by a group of Sith (see picture attached).
The Oscars! Since I have moved accommodation a couple times while being in LA, I’m guessing my invitation has been lost in the mail, which is understandable. I did however view them on a big TV up on a rooftop bar with a group of lovely people, who were all on the edge of their seats as DiCaprio won the academy award. After the awards, I decided to walk down to Hollywood Blvd where the Oscars are held and try and find an after party. I managed to sneak through a wave of security (I was dressed up to a certain degree) and make it to the elevator up to the celebrity after party. The elevator required a key card to get to the top floor. Darn! Luckily, I managed to use my charm to befriend a fellow ‘elevate-ee’ who used his card to bring me to the top floor. Meters away from the party I was unfortunately stopped by a third obstacle of security who sensed I was out of place. So close, but yet so far. Next year is the year!