June 29th, 2009

Serenity - River


Yesterday I spend (almost) the whole day at the Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek volunteering with the Austin Browncoats for Can't Stop the Serenity. Got there at 10am and helped with the set up and didn't end up leaving until 1:30am this morning after I helped with as much of the break down as I could.

Ended up becoming "Gift Bag Girl." I was on a mission to make sure that every single person who went to showing got a gift bag. For the 12pm showing I was on my own giving out the bags, which was because the first rush of people was way more than the number of bags the table could hold, and I was slowing it down trying to get out bags as people were filing by me. For the 5pm and 10pm showings I had a helper who kept the table stacked as I gave out bags. It went much better then. I also was in the theatre at all of the break points giving out bags to people who didn't have them.

In addition to that, I also helped out with the raffles and auctions, giving the prizes to the raffle winners and helping to pimp the auction items. haldira was really amazing at getting people to bid on the auction stuff.

The whole day was so much crazy fun! Some of the servers at the Drafthouse even dressed up. In the day we had a Jayne and then for the 10pm there was a Dr. Horrible and a Captain Hammer server. Was worried that everything the Dr. Horrible server served would smell like cumin :) I even got to sit in at the 5pm showing. Seeing Dr. Horrible on the big screen was AMAZING! And as always, it was great to see Serenity, even if I walked out during the part that always makes me cry cause I didn't want to see it.

What I found really interesting was the crowd reactions to Dr. Horrible. It was the first time many people had seen it. At the 12pm showing, there was dead silence for almost a minute when the show was over, everyone was in such shock. At the 5pm, the clapping started almost immediately, probably because more people had seen it before. At the 10pm, there was the dead silence again, but it didn't last as long because haldira started clapping to get the rest of the audience clapping.

Today my feet are killing me. I thought I was wearing comfy shoes...but maybe not so much.