PeterPan's 2003 San Francisco Trip, And Tech-TV Appearance ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

In November of 2003, I was invited to San Francisco again, this time to be on Tech-TV's 'Unscrewed', with martin Sargent. This time, I did NOT do a big 'Pixy Tourist' thing, and really wanted to just catch up with some old friends. So I only took a handful of shots, plus some video screen shots from the show. But here it is, yet another step in my ongoing saga!



A little PRE-SHOW Teaser!
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Sorry for the poor resolution on these screen captures. Here's a few that were done as part of a short 'teaser'. It was actually pretty kewl to watch on the tape, because they turned it into slow motion and played some ballet music for me to dance to!

For the interview, though short, I was still able to still get
in a positive message in the few minutes available. Simply, if
you have some crazy dreams you want to do, maybe that's the way God made you,
and you should go out and enjoy it!



Of course Martin had to rib me about my search for Tinkerbell, and I mentioned that I thought it might well turn out to be Wendy.   Well, they they had Joey, one of cast members, dress up in a kind of Tinkerbell outfit, and it was hilarious. He even did a pretty good flying attempt, but had an unfortunate encounter with the floor.



Toward the end of the show, we thought it would be funny to have 'Joey-Tink' chase me around the set. We were climbing over Martin's table, couch, and climbing on the props in the background. It was good silly fun, and I think Allison, the director, was really worried somebody was going to get hurt.


They filmed two shows that evening, and it was a pretty busy studio. Afterward, there was time for a few pictures with some of the cast. That's Joey on the right without his wings, and that's Laura below. I think she would have looked cuter in that little fairy outfit!



Later, it was off to The 'ODEON' Bar, for
'KOSTUME KARAOKE!'

Before heading to SF, I had emailed lots of fans and friends in the area, to find out what fun places there might be to go. Well on the Thursday night I went for the interview, this place had something called Kostume Karaoke! Anyone wanting to perform had to wear some costume. No excuses! If you had none, there was a rack to choose from! Well I went there after the studio, and soon, Martin Sergeant showed up as well, dressed as an Old Western style sheriff. After kicking back a few though, Martin as you see, was also ready to be a pixie and do some flying.



These few photos were borrowed, by permission, from The bar's website. In the center was a fan I'd never met before, but now I've forgotten her name. Then on the right, there's Jovino, a guy I met at one of the Burning man 'Pier' parties some time ago, and he was the one that let me know about The Odeon Bar. He wears bunny outfits, and sang 'White Rabbit'

Well since everyone, even Martin sang something, I decided to jump in the fun too. Here's Peter Pan, doing David Bowie's 'Space Oddity'. Actually, I thought I did a pretty good rendition of it, and I did a little pixie ballet during the music interludes. Everyone loved it. But of course, that only testifies to how very well the bartenders were doing their job!

Definitely a good time all around. Later, Martin and krew invited me to another more plain vanilla bar (I think 'dive' was the word he used) for a few night caps. Considering I was three hours jet lagged, I did pretty good, and hardly noticed that 2:00AM SF time was like 5:00AM in my brain.



Next day, it was finally time to catch up with some friends.



Here's the hotel they put me up in, the Hotel Cosmo, in Downtown SF. It's not a camera trick that the street is that steep. this is nothing compared to some of the grades on some streets, and it amazes me that people actually drive. But drive they do! I waited the next morning for some friends I wanted to meet, and unfortunately I've little in the way of photos from here on. I took plenty of pictures on my last SF trip, and I think I just wanted to chill a little this time around.
Here on the Left (below), is Steve Martinez. He has an internet based ministry called Diversity Life and he has been a fan of my Through The Cracks Ministries Website for some time. Through The Cracks promotes the view that God loves everyone, and that his grace really is sufficient for everyone's situation. Steve came many miles to give me a wonderful hand made award, honoring both my Peter Pan and my ministry Websites. It was very much appreciated, and good to finally meet someone who had written me so many times. Then on the right, Steve is with LanaJean, another more recent friend. She's very much into interesting fashions spanning many different eras, and came on this day in a kind of "Town Cryer" outfit, complete with bell. LanaJean also runs an on-line vintage clothing business called GroovyJuice. We became instant friends, and the three of us spent the day roaming the downtown area, visiting some great shops and getting some good eats along the way.
Lana really had a kewl outfit, and so I had to follow suit and wear something more appropriate. Unfortunately, the flash did not go off and I really had to push the shot on the right, hence the graininess.


And finally, what would a trip to San Fran be without a visit to Kim Korbin, of ISKIP.COM fame. Kim promotes the positive and uplifting value in releasing our inner child, and does so by challenging people to SKIP a little, or a LOT. Like dressing up in fun outfits, skipping is another great example of how people won't do the simple things they'd love to do, for fear of what people will say about them. Skipping will bring you instant joy, and if you have any doubts, take a really good look at that smile. Kim is obviously one super happy spirit! Here, we were at a woman's art and crafts festival in her friend's home near Golden Gate park.



One more shot of the art show, and afterward, we went to Grace Cathedral, an absolutely awesome piece of architecture, and took some time to walk the labyrinth, a good and calming spiritual exercise that affects many people differently. The picture is blurry because the light was low. But it almost looks as though the camera caught some ghostly spirit creatures, maybe angels... or pixies?.


That's about all the pictures for this trip. I had also been invited to visit International Light and Magic on this trip, where they did all the special effects for the upcoming Peter Pan. Unfortunately, that got cancelled at the last minute due to some very silly politics with their 'client'. But it did not put a damper on the fun at all, and it was good to just spend some time visiting folks.

Thanks again to the crew at Tech-TV,
for inviting me. As usual,
I had a wonderful time!





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