Last night, the stars of Puss in Boots, Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek stepped on to the red carpet in San Francisco — and I was there. With nothing but my iPhone, my mediocre photography skills, my wits, a bag of trail mix and a bottle of SmartWater.
Oh red carpet — I have missed you so much: standing in the sardine-packed press line. Sweaty. Hungry. Greasy. Congested. Almost getting trampled. Getting hit in the head by rogue tripods. Fending off velvet rope crashers.
Believe you me — it’s a lot more fun than it sounds…
In addition to Antonio and Salma, flamenco dancers stomped there way down the red carpet whilst the REAL Puss in Boots and Kitty Softpaws (the characters they voice in the animated feature) walked down the red carpet hand-in-hand.
They are much taller in person.
Antonio and Salma, with their so-intoxicating-that-you-can-get-drunk Spanish accents, managed to address the crowd before they made their way down the red carpet gauntlet — and I caught it on video:
Check out more of my award-winning mediocre iPhone images from “the pit” below: