Sun and Slam Dancing...Day One.
We have arrived. After a grueling eleven and a half hour roadtrip through conditions ranging from foggy, to rainy, to blizzardy, we drove into Park City around 6:00pm Thursday night. A fine meal of Swiss/German food helped to fortify our freezing LA-based skins. It was about 18 degrees outside. And snowing. What did we get ourselves into?
Park City really is a beautiful place at night, with a blanket of snow covering everything and twinkling lights everywhere. However, during the middle of the day, with melting snow slushing up the sidewalks, and traffic jams crowding Main Street, it's not so attractive. Also not so attractive is the amount of disorganization that continues to plague this event. The main box office this morning was just a disaster. Lines snaked around the building, people cut into line left and right, and the volunteers didn't seem to have much information about everything, except where the closest restrooms were. We know this is a HUGE festival, and that most of these folks work for free...but we also know it's been going on for years, and we're just impatient. We'll try chilling out over a coffee, and we've booked a massage for later.
Slamdance (the alternative film festival in Park City for those who didn't quite make it in) was much better organized, and we were in and out of their offices in about 15 minutes. Not too shabby, try and figure that one out. And we snagged a free beanie, and some lip balm. Now that's a powerful day by any measure of the yardstick.
So, keep reading as we move onwards to films, celebrity sightings, and insight from the heart of Park City, UT.