There’s always a fanboy opportunity, even at the beach!
Russell, headed to Hawaii to celebrate the fifth season of Hawaii 5-0 at the Sunset on the Beach event. It happens every year and the cast of Hawaii 5-0 always attends!
There’s no better fanboying than in Hawaii right? Man oh man.
Check out Russell’s awesome recap below!
Hawaii Five O kicks off their 5th season this year and last week had the fortunate opportunity while on vacation to attend the Sunset on the Beach (SOTB) premiere of Season 5. SOTB has been held every year and a pretty big event in Hawaii as there is a big following just like Lost. Not sure how many like the 5-0 series, but it’s not that bad (has to be semi good to last 5 years). Initially watched to see the scenery and Grace Park, but it had some decent story lines mixing in some action and humor.
I’ve streamed the event before so had a good idea on set up and asked a few people on blogs about attending, the wait, and the best places to sit. I brought my poster from the 2010 Comicon that was given out (Only the producers, Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim signed) and another cast photo. A big group of folks from Australia were always there as they are big Alex O’Loughlin fans and they camp out overnight to secure the best spot . Anyway I got there early like 8am in the morning and just prepared to have a nice beach day and work on the farmers tan I had living on the mainland so long. The fortunate thing about these events are that you meet the nicest folks and this was no different as met a nice family of 4 that through talking found out we have mutual friends and another couple that came from Los Angeles that were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
It was hot and at least I had met folks that would watch my stuff while I took a dip in the beach. I also told that couple to go back to the hotel and we would save their spots. The event would not start til 6pm so we had quite awhile. That couple had a 8 x 10 of the cast and were going to try and get it signed, but the double barricaded wall was pretty tough so knew it would be pretty hard.
Speed up and at 6pm the press and photographers got set up and one by one the cast start arriving for their pictures and interviews. Our spots were right after the photographers and as each of the cast finished their photos we called their names and all obliged.
For the main cast we wanted to make sure that the 50th anniversary couple got their item signed so we yelled and made sure they knew they were celebrating a momentous event and Alex, Grace, Scott Caan and Daniel Dae Kim all wished them a happy anniversary (CBS actually made the couple sign waivers as there was a sure bet they were going to be on TV or some promotion). Alex even went on to tell the couple how great a milestone and how he was 49 years behind them (he recently got married last year). Now what makes the hobby a great thing is that this couple was so appreciative of how we were able to get them over and gave us hugs and we know it provided a lasting memory for them.
Yes, I got my stuff signed too, but life is about making others happy at the end of the day.
Finally completed Comicon poster (although debating on getting Masi Oka (Heroes) to sign and Michelle Borth. But now signed by Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, Taylor Willy, Teilor Grubbs, Dennis Chun, Ian Anthony Dale, Chi McBride, Mark Dacascos, Shawn Garnett, Jorge Garcia, Al Harrington, and creators Alex Kurtzman, Len Wiseman, Peter Lenkov and Roberto Orci.
Bush was playing after the screening and was hoping Gwen Stefani would have shown up with her hubby Gavin, but that wasn’t to be….
Anyway if you have to wait for a red carpet there is no better place than the beach. Aloha….
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