Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lovevolution



 
In the spirit of the Love Parade, a music and love festival started in Berlin in 1989, San Francisco created its very own version: the Lovevolution. DJs from all over the country as well as Europe, such as Groove Armada and ATB, came to the fog city to propagate their own love and gospel: music.

To enjoy this festival you really have to love Electronic music. Or at least not mind semi-naked or wasted people. The parade traced a good portion of Market Street, to finish into the Civic Center square. Each float, armed with beautiful men and women, transformed into a stage where several DJs were alternating awesome grooves. Several bars and food stalls were improvised, and the crowd was overwhelming yet very friendly. Do not be fooled by how little people were wearing. It was cold and windy. Dancing to the music, a few drinks and a good dose of penguin effect (everyone standing squeezed in a very tight crowd) were the best way to cope with it.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Waiting for Toy Story 3


While my job is done on Toy Story 3, the movie is not quite done yet. In the meantime, Pixar has released a double feature, Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in 3D, meaning that with some polarized or coloured glasses you will be able to see Buzz, Woody and the gang in three dimensions. I do recommend seeing it. Ironically, what makes it worth seeing in my opinion, is the hilarious ancillary animation that was inserted to fill the time between the two features, when many people will be looking away from the screen.

Even though this is not a new release, the double feature has been very successful at the box office, hinting that there is quite some expectation ramping up. If you can't wait either, I'll leave you with this nice mashup I found on youtube.