NYC by Way of Hollywood – New Year’s Day
After a great New Year’s Party came the New Year’s Day- and one of the treats for the partygoers in the Hollywood Hills is house at the top of the hill, which has a replica of the famous Times Square NYE Ball, (pardon, the Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball), that actually does drop for the New Year Countdown.
However, in the light of day, you’re able to see the ball, without the lights- and this is it. In fact, here is a more detailed look.
Hollywood NYC NYE Ball Detail
Happy New Year everyone!
Disco in Blue or Gold
One of my favorite parts of the holidays is The Grove being decorated- especially the disco stars and bows. I doubly like when they catch the reflections of certain lights or lighted signs. Above is a close-up of one star with a second behind it, catch the light from the “The Grove” marquee sign that hangs outside the theater.
Warner Drive goes to the Roxy
WARNER DRIVE is an original rock based outfit from Hollywood, CA that features catchy riffs, a rock/punk edge, and an incredibly energetic performance. They performed at the Roxy in West Hollywood, (itself a history-draped music stage), and these are a couple of shots of their performance.
Jonny Law – Vocals
Ryan Harris – Guitar
Candice Levinson – Guitar
Elvis James – Bass
Jonny U – Drums
They’ve got a solid beat if you still love rock and roll- you can check out their homepage here.
The Stars at The Grove
Okay, loving the Disco Stars and Bows the Grove is rocking for this year’s holiday season…
Battlestar Galactica Concert in Downtown Los Angeles
This concert was an absolutely incredible affair- putting aside the fact that I am a huge BSG fan, (seriously, drama in a scifi setting- don’t let the name slow you down from trying it), the music is just amazeballs… hearing it live, in a great venue, with grande acoustics- wow. (Seriously, YouTube it- there might be some black market copies of the full concert, but realistically, because that was a no-no, YouTube’s where to see snippets of it)
I had arrived early and grabbed a great spot- seriously, look at it- high, but not too high, center mass- let me see straight onto the stage, got a great sound, and was able to take some amazing shots too- this is the teaser shot, more than anything, but also gives a feel of the concert venue. (Most of the seating was below, directly below, or on the side in front but below frame)
@bearmccreary needs to have more of these…