First, I want to say that I realize I completely fell off the blog structure band wagon this past week. It’s for good reason though! Read below to find out why and get ready for me to be back on my blog structure next week.
Have you ever dreamed of being famous? I have. I’ve always wanted to be a rock star. There’s just one problem…I can’t sing! However, after attending this year’s Sundance Film Festival, I’ve decided that being famous is not as glamorous as I had thought. In fact, I’m thankful I’m not famous.
Let me back up. I was extremely fortunate to attend the festival in Park City for work. While on the job, I met some really interesting people (including celebs). I’ve been gone since last Wednesday, and was just too exhausted to blog while I was away. Now that I’m back in Colorado, I’ve had some time to reflect on the celebrity lifestyle. Here’s what I learned.
1. Celebrities Get Pounced On Wherever They Go
I’m not just talking about paparazzi. My company had three different locations setup at the festival. I spent most of my time in the Fender Music Lodge behind this counter:
Celebrities were ushered through this location for photo and video shoots. I could tell every time a celebrity walked in, because a crowd appeared and all of the brands (including me) setup in this location did best their to get their attention. “Try this on!”, “Eat this!”, “Look over here!” Here are a few shots I took among the madness:
2. Fake Smiles Abound
Ok, so I’m not necessarily complaining about the fake smiles (see photos below), but it’s evident that celebrities are trained to smile on cue. The instant the photo opp was done, the deer in the headlights or “get me the heck outta here” look reigned supreme. The glamorous, exciting, “I’m having so much fun” look we see in magazines and TV is just that…a look. Not reality. Most of the celebs I saw looked as exhausted as I felt! I did get some great photos though.
For all you Twilight fans, the guy to the right of me (your right, not mine) in the photo below plays Jasper in Twilight. He and the rest of the band were great! They seemed to genuinely be having fun.
3. Your Flaws Are Magnified
This is probably the number one reason I don’t want to be a celebrity. Everyone is watching and criticizing what you do and how you look. Here’s a great example:
The hottest topic of conversation about Kate Bosworth was how skinny she is. Too skinny. I happen to agree, but this topic was buzzing around whenever Kate appeared. The sad thing is, if she put on weight everyone would be talking about she packed on the pounds! Hollywood is a very strange world.
Overall, I’m glad I was able to attend this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It’s an experience I certainly won’t forget.
What about you? Have you experienced the celebrity lifestyle? Would you want to live it?