My Fifteen Seconds  

bustinout20202 65F  
859 posts
2/7/2022 7:42 am
My Fifteen Seconds

American artist Andy Warhol once said, In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." In an era of reality TV and YouTube, it appears that his prediction has come true. npr Oct 8, 2008

This past week I got to experience my fifteen seconds of fame.

It was a no makeup day as I got up and left the house early on Wednesday. Quite a rare event for me to be on the road by 7:30, but I had a dental appointment that I didn’t want to miss.

When that was over, I had some time to kill so I went to one of my fav thrift haunts to browse and see what I could find. I knew I was on a time-crunch so I looked and picked quickly before heading into work
.
Upon arriving at the job, I started to go in the back door of the store when a young man came out of the shop through the same door. He smiled at me and let me pass. I heard voices in the store as I walked the small hallway. As I came into the main part of the store I was greeted with lights, camera and action!

Oh shit! I forgot they were shooting a commercial here today!

As I was taking in all the young testosterone in the room, my boss joked, These guys are from that dating app I got for you! I laughed and played along, and the director asked me if I wanted to be in the shoot. I said, Really? The one day I haven’t a lick of makeup on!! One young’un replied, You look great anyway!
I laughed and said Dating app, huh? Wh, what was your name again?

I figured what the heck, so I got behind the jewelry cases as the director or assistant director explained what was going on. So when the robbers come in you just do what they tell you to do, but act real scared

The robber actors came in and were very convincing. They pointed guns in both my boss’ face and mine and yelled for me to open the fucking case! I almost broke character when I tried to pull the cases open but they were locked. They kept up the improv while my boss fidgeted with the key to open it. I emptied the case but was actually shaking the whole time!

We just did the one take, but my adrenaline was rushing for a bit afterwards. Geezus, they were great actors! Took me a while to calm down after that!

What is so amazing is the technology available nowadays to anyone that wants to make film compared to when I was growing up. Small easy to carry lights, cameras, and cell phones can capture the different angles that are needed. Replay is instantaneous on the tablet or phone. And they used just an hour or so of time for the filming. Not like the hurry up and wait that I’ve experienced before.

Photography is so amazing too! When I went in to view my proofs, my photographer friend reveled in showing me how she can change things with just the click of a button. [If only fat and wrinkles could melt away like that in real life! Lol!]

I imagine my take will end up on the cutting room floor, but that’s okay. It was fun while it lasted and it certainly made the day go by fast!

On Friday, the hubs and I got to be in our friends music video. They had posted on social media for any of their fans to join them in the fun. We had to dress up for the event; so I wasn’t sure we would do it or not. I figured it would be a fun new-in-2022 kind of thing to do, so I thought we needed to go for it.

We met on location at the Glass Museum. A huge museum with an active glass blowing furnace where viewers can watch live action artisans at work. I was grateful it was there, because it was pretty chilly outside! I went up to the reception desk Hi there, were here for the music video The folks behind the front desk blinked at me. Uh, we have no knowledge of a video? I asked Do you mind if we look around? I know we were supposed to meet here They replied, Oh, they could be out on the deck. They have a lot of folks film and photograph there.

They let us take the elevator to the top deck. It connects to an overpass that houses some glass art installations by famous glass artist Dale Chihuly. We went across the windy walkway looking for familiar faces. There wasnt a one to be found.

We figured we got the day or time wrong. Or it got canceled on short notice.
The hubs said hed go bring the car around for us. As he did, I saw some faces that I knew. There they were! Outside! The effing shoot was OUTSIDE!! I texted the hubs that I found them and they came up to meet me. It was a cold embrace, only because it was close to snow temps out there! They had been filming at different locations around the city all day and this was to be the culminating scene in the video.

First they filmed just the hubs and I dancing. We were both wearing black and white so they spiced it up with a too small red hat for the hubs and a red boa for me. Both props kept blowing in the wind for us! It was freezing fun! Each dancing couple got their fifteen seconds of fame and then we all danced in a group shot. It was all over in less than an hour and we went to my fav Cheers pub for lunch.

Yup we were all dressed up with some place to go! Again we will probably end up on the cutting room floor, but thats okay. We made new friends and did something completely out of our wheelhouse that day.

It was a great week!

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


bustinout20202 65F  
1080 posts
2/7/2022 7:44 am

My Fifteen Seconds

American artist Andy Warhol once said, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." In an era of reality TV and YouTube, it appears that his prediction has come true.
npr Oct 8, 2008

This past week I got to experience my fifteen seconds of fame.
It was a no makeup day as I got up and left the house early on Wednesday. Quite a rare event for me to be on the road by 7:30, but I had a dental appointment that I didn’t want to miss.
When that was over, I had some time to kill so I went to one of my fav thrift haunts to browse and see what I could find. I knew I was on a time-crunch so I looked and picked quickly before heading into work.
Upon arriving at the job, I started to go in the back door of the store when a young man came out of the shop through the same door. He smiled at me and let me pass. I heard voices in the store as I walked the small hallway. As I came into the main part of the store I was greeted with lights, camera and action!
Oh shit! I forgot they were shooting a commercial here today! As I was taking in all the young testosterone in the room, my boss joked, “These guys are from that dating app I got for you!” I laughed and played along, and the director asked me if I wanted to be in the shoot. I said, “Really? The one day I haven’t a lick of makeup on!!” One young’un replied, “You look great anyway!” I laughed and said, “Dating app, huh? Wh, what was your name again?”
I figured what the heck, so I got behind the jewelry cases as the director or assistant director explained what was going on. “So when the robbers come in, you just do what they tell you to do, but act real scared”
The robber actors came in and were very convincing. They pointed guns in both my boss’ face and mine and yelled for me to open the fucking case! I almost broke character when I tried to pull the case open but they were locked. He kept up the improv while my boss fidgeted with the key to open it. I emptied the case but was actually shaking the whole time!
We just did the one take, but my adrenaline was rushing for a bit afterwards. Geezus, they were great actors! Took me a while to calm down after that!
What is so amazing is the technology available nowadays to anyone that wants to make film compared to when I was growing up. Smal,l easy to carry lights, cameras, and cell phones can capture the different angles that are needed. Replay is instantaneous on the tablet or phone. And they used just an hour or so of time for the filming. Not like the hurry up and wait that I’ve experienced before.
Photography is so amazing too! When I went in to view my proofs, my photographer friend reveled in showing me how she can change things with just the click of a button. [If only fat and wrinkles could melt away like that in real life! Lol!]
I imagine my take will end up on the cutting room floor, but that’s okay. It was fun while it lasted and it certainly made the day go by fast!
On Friday, the hubs and I got to be in our friends’ music video. They had posted on social media for any of their fans to join them in the fun. We had to “dress up” for the event; so I wasn’t sure we would do it or not. I figured it would be a fun new in 2022 kind of thing to do, so I thought we needed to go for it. We met on location at the Glass Museum. A huge museum with an active glass blowing furnace where viewers can watch live action artisans at work. I was grateful it was there, because it was pretty chilly outside! I went up to the reception desk. “Hi there, we’re here for the music video.” The folks behind me front desk blinked at me. “Uh, we have no knowledge of a video?” I said, ‘Do you mind if we look around? I know we were supposed to meet here” They replied, “Oh, they could be out on the deck. They have a lot of folks film and photograph there”.
They let us take the elevator to the top deck. It connects to an overpass that houses some glass art installations by famous glass artist Dale Chihuly. We went across the windy walkway looking for familiar faces. There wasn’t a one to be found.
We figured we got the day or time wrong. Or it got canceled on short notice.
The hubs said he’d go bring the car around for us. As he did, I saw some faces that I knew. There they were! Outside! The effing shoot was OUTSIDE!! I texted the hubs that I found them and they came up to meet me! It was a cold embrace, only because it was close to snow temps out there! They had been filming at different locations around the city all day; and this was to be the culminating scene in the video.
First they filmed just the hubs and I dancing. We were both wearing black and white so they spiced it up with a too small red hat for the hubs and a red boa for me. Both props kept blowing in the wind for us! It was freezing fun! Each dancing couple got their fifteen seconds of fame and then we all danced in a group shot. It was all over in less than an hour and we went to my fav ‘Cheers’ pub for lunch.
Yup we were all dressed up with some place to go! Again, we’ll probably end up on the cutting room floor, but that’s okay. We made new friends and did something completely out of our wheelhouse that day.
It was a great week!

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


CleavageFan4U 65M  
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2/7/2022 8:37 am

Ever since I spotted you here, I've known you were model material! Didn't know that about the hubs, but it makes sense actually.

When I lived in Florida, one lunch hour I stumbled into the local fetish store the day they were shooting a commercial to appear on cable. They had a bodacious babe in rubber, a guy modeling adult baby wear, and the standard assortment of toys, etc. Alas I was not invited to appear and couldn't even stay that long to watch very long as I had to head back to work.

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bustinout20202 65F  
1080 posts
2/7/2022 9:32 am

Didn't know what about the hubs? That I got one?!
And thank you so much for your kind words...a model?? Plus size maybe
I would think only you would stumble on to the set of a fetish commercial!! lol! Makes sense, actually!

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


Paulxx001 65M  
22616 posts
2/7/2022 9:36 am

Sounds like a lot of fun!
Kool... 😊 👍 ❗❗


justskin1 70M
13175 posts
2/7/2022 10:11 am

Sounded like you had a lot of fun with both shoots though the one outside the Glass museum sounded like the most fun. Retiring to your Cheers bar after seems like a perfect ending. btw The Glass Museum would be a place I would love to go to with my GF.

I do believe CleavageFan is right about you being a good model. With your white hair and facial bone structure you would certainly be a memorable model. As for weight, models shouldn't all be skinny and more like ordinary folks shapes are needed.

A last bit. Do you know where that picture of the dancers in the rain was from. It looks like from some movie and sure conveys pure joy in movement and occasion.

Take care and keep on having fun with life.

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staci_19702 51T  
3767 posts
2/7/2022 10:18 am

How exciting!!!
Were you nervous for the music video? That sounds like fun!
I would love to see this commercial.
This could be the star of of something big!

Have a great day! 💋
Staci


cyclingfool 60M  
6666 posts
2/7/2022 10:18 am

I always knew your were famous.. Fun story to have, and heck, you might make the end cut.


crosstraining 69T  
8367 posts
2/7/2022 10:48 am

That was a bit of a shock , to walk into work n fined that , seams like you adapted n over came , at least you h hubs got to dance n have fun , no makeup or full makeup , your a Beautiful Lady , XOXO


bustinout20202 65F  
1080 posts
2/7/2022 11:53 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Sounds like a lot of fun!
    Kool... 😊 👍 ❗❗
Ummm It was more c c cold than kool!

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


citizen4722 64M  
74582 posts
2/7/2022 12:43 pm

Yes, it certainly sounds like you had a great week. Don't give up on not making it to the small screen at least.


LadiesR2B1rst 59M  
2735 posts
2/7/2022 1:08 pm

I am so glad your week went well. There is nothing wrong in being a "plus size" If you are I hadn't even noticed. Have a great day.


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
2/7/2022 1:11 pm

Most people don't even get 15 minutes of fame. Hollywood awaits!


lonlyforlove2 79M  
32704 posts
2/7/2022 1:21 pm

I am glad you had a good time, even if i was cold, I hope you get copies of all the video, for safe keeping!!

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jajo696 67F
4287 posts
2/7/2022 2:23 pm

ohhhhhh..i hope your 15 seconds morphs into minutes n hours because both events WONT end up on the cutting room floor. Im speaking it into existence.
Sounds like a lot of fun ~


bustinout20202 65F  
1080 posts
2/8/2022 6:36 am

I am not sure if you can see it, but I replied to all these comments on...[cue the scary, tense music]...gasp! THE OTHER SIDE!!

Since we will all be migrating over there, thought I would reply to comments there too, so I could get used to it.

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


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