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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Twist Pop Media Goes to Vegas

So. We went to Vegas. We took Francine the Mannequin to the U2 concert, we worked with one of our Twist Pop Media clients, and we goofed off.

(photo by Dave Russell)

We're now working on the second "Twist Pop Media Goes to Vegas" video (here's the link to the "before" video) and we'll post it to You Tube soon.

(Dave took a lot of good pictures!)
It should be a hoot.

Francine had a great trip, she even had to go through the TSA airport scanner (we bought her a plane ticket.)
The security people loved her, and captain of the airplane was thrilled to meet her and be in the video. On the flight home, the flight attendants announced "we have 130 souls and one mannequin on board, sir," at take off.

The funniest thing about the concert for me was wheeling Francine around and watching everyone else's reactions to her.
(another photo by Dave)

We got everything from "huh?" to laughter, to "can you take a picture of us with her?" to, believe it or not, men groping her as she wheeled by. That was a surprise, but actually very hilarious. Turns out she can move pretty quickly if needed, and at 6 feet tall and 70 pounds, she was sturdy enough to hold her own.

Francine brought joy to everyone she encountered, from the baristas at Starbucks to the pool attendants and tourists at the Luxor hotel. It was enlightening for me to see how much people enjoyed our efforts, and how they all wanted to talk to her.

I feel a story brewing inside her, waiting to be written, about how she's happy to listen to the world and share their stories.

I think Francine is a bright light in a weary world. What do you think?


Anonymous said...

My husband Joe (TSA) will be happy his head isn't posted stuffing poor Francine in the scanner! Hope he at least chuckled! I know I did. :) Kim

juliejulie said...

Thanks Kim! I have a few other pictures of Joe and Francine, and I think he took some too - if you want to email me at julieanderson at hotmail dot com I'll send them to you! He was fabulous!

Anonymous said...

I think you paid for a plane ticket to take a mannequin to Las Vegas.

juliejulie said...

Yes, we did pay for a ticket to take the mannequin to Vegas. Due to her odd size and weight, it would have cost almost twice as much to ship her and her heavy stand down there. Trust, me, I spent hours on the phone comparing rates. Allegiant Air has great rates to Vegas, check them out!