Today I am heading to Los Angeles for the week leading up to the Academy Awards® show (tune in live on Oscar Sunday, Feb 24th 7 EST/4PST). I’ll be on the ground all week as a roving reporter for my employer. Bonus is, I’ll be sharing here too! I am interrupting regular format content (for the most part) to bring you a daily update on my adventures (or misadventures). Technically speaking, I am *traveling* to Los Angeles so it still counts!
There will be no fancy dress for me as I walk on the red carpet, I won’t step one toe on it (at least on Sunday)! I won’t get to see all of the audio improvements that have been made since the last time I was inside the Dolby Theatre, because I won’t be in there! Nope my spot for that day will be in the bleachers right near the red carpet. I am going to be tweeting and instagramming on behalf of the company I work for (follow me and others at #DolbyTheatre to keep up on the action). I will of course also be posting to my own Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (and if I find decent food Foodspotting as well!) so catch me in those spots too!
However the week leading up to that (next week), I will be out and about all over the Hollywood and Highland complex where all the set-up action is taking place. There are plenty of other activities going on and I will be sharing what I am up to every day. If you aren’t into all the award show stuff (I totally respect that!) then tune back in the week of February 25th for more “regular” content.
To say I am excited would be an understatement, but if you think it is all glamor and glitz, you might want to read the post I did for Camels & Chocolate on my day of work at the GRAMMYs rehearsals, it will give you a little insight on what it is really like. Then times that by a factor of 7 because instead of one day it is seven!
Another thing I am going to enjoy is creating albums with the WideAngle app that I am Beta-testing. Between my own photos and photos I’ll be grabbing from the folks I will be in the bleachers with, I am sure the album I create will be pretty cool! (In the meantime, their “Love is” contest is still going on, I’m participating as well…you have a chance to win a camera!)
How about you? Who would you most want to get close to on the red carpet? Who are you particularly looking forward to seeing?
Photo info: The Oscars image is a fully paid for (by me) and licensed image from www.istockphoto.com.