This Saturday my friend Ray and I headed down to Shaw Centre for the Red Carpet of the Guardians of the Galaxy red carpet event. Well 2014 seems to be the year of the big movie red carpet events: in March there was the Spiderman 2 red carpet event at Marina Bay Sands, in May there was the X-Men: Days of Future Past movie premiere and just this Saturday, Guardians of the Galaxy had a red carpet event at the Shaw Centre.
I attempted to sketch a portrait of the stunning Zoe Saldana but it didn't turn out quite as I would have hoped, but I brought it along with me in the hopes of getting it autographed.
The event set up was similar to the X-Men event and I arrived at around 12:30 for a good spot a long the red carpet. At the X-Men event we were about half way down and the stars were hurried along. We missed getting Peter Dinklage! So this time we decided that we should move further up front.
By 3pm, there still weren't that many fans around and I found a spot right near the start of the red carpet. Ray arrived shortly thereafter with the Guardians of the Galaxy poster I ordered.
Then it was time to wait it out. The emcees of the event played a couple of games with fans who were near the stage and then by 7pm the stars started arriving. We were told that they would start arriving in 10 minute intervals.
First up was Dave Bautista or Batitsta as he's known to WWE fans. I saw him when he was here for a WWE event about 7 years ago, but I didn't get to meet him. It was pandemonium when he arrived and I wanted to pass him a copy of A Day with the Duchess but things were so crazy that I missed the opportunity and security whisked him away. He did, however, very kindly sign my poster.
|Dave Bastita signs for fans.|