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Photos: Tragedy Strikes The Golden Globes As Partygoers Wait Hours In Line
Sunday night became a living hell for hundreds of would-be partiers in what appears to be the worst tragedy to hit Beverly Hills since the Golden Globes.
C'mon @hfpa. if this is the line to the shuttle at 8:30 pm, it's time to rethink #GoldenGlobes party plan pic.twitter.com/lFnFA0PDvq— Andrew Wallenstein (@awallenstein) January 11, 2016
As the awards show wrapped up at the Beverly Hilton, a massive crowd that some estimated grew to over a thousand strong began lining up inside the parking structure at 1999 Avenue of the Stars to attend the afterparties at the hotel. To be clear, these were people who didn't attend the awards ceremony. Agents, execs, TV stars, and other showbiz professionals filed into an enormous line that went down four levels, according to Deadline.
Lines began forming at 8:15 p.m. and some didn't make it to their events until two hours later. Standing for so long in formal attire became almost as grueling as the production of The Revenant (especially for people wearing heels), and some people just simply gave up. "This is like waiting to get off the Titanic," The Wrap overheard one guest say.
"It was like a prison camp," The Hollywood Reporter overheard actress Jaime King say when she finally got onto a shuttle bus after an hour-long wait. To be fair, who hasn't said something hyperbolic in a moment of frustration?
How could an institution as hallowed as the Golden Globes devolve into such madness? Because for the massive amount of people attending after-parties—held by the likes of HBO, The Weinstein Company, Fox, etc.—parking has to be done offsite. And while the drive from the lot on Avenue of the Stars is literally minutes away from the Beverly Hilton, construction on Santa Monica Boulevard slowed traffic and extra security at both the parking lot and the Beverly Hilton compounded the matter. Also, there were just simply not enough shuttles.
And yes, waiting an extra, extra long time to get to rub shoulders with A-listers is the epitome of a First World Problem. But even us plebes have to admit that waiting in line truly does suck. "Us one-percenters don't like to stand in line and there we were," a showbiz insider told The Wrap. "It was so funny."
Want to know the hottest Golden Globes after party?....in the parking garage waiting for the shuttle. #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/OKa1MdftI5— Kendrick Sampson (@kendrick38) January 11, 2016
The line for the Golden Globes shuttle looks like The Human Centipede part 500. It is endless and barely moving.— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) January 11, 2016
Long, long line (way more than you can see here) to get through security for shuttle for HBO Golden Globes party pic.twitter.com/aqTqPOEoFW— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) January 11, 2016
The only thing crazier than the line into #goldenglobes parties is that so many seem to be sticking it out. Not me. #HFPA fail.— Andrew Wallenstein (@awallenstein) January 11, 2016
Piss off industry peeps: invite them to your Globes party & make them wait 1.5 hrs for a shuttle. #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/x9hE2XORSd— Sbchick2 (@sbchick2) January 11, 2016
Line of people getting for shuttle to #GoldenGlobes parties. Madness. pic.twitter.com/dN8GMLLOMC— Gregory Ellwood - CANNES - The Playlist 🎬 (@TheGregoryE) January 11, 2016
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