Otherwise, it was a very cool night at work.
What's not to love about being a witness to music industry history? Not in those exact words (heh, more like, effing cool), but that's what was running around in my head last night at the re-opening of the Hollywood Palladium.
It's been years since the last time I was inside the place and even then I believe I've covered the Tattoo Convention and church services more than I've been inside for music acts.
A fresh coat of paint and some serious structural work on the main ballroom has made the place look very classy.
It wasn't too long ago that our station was next door neighbors with the Palladium and I saw many a homeless person setting up camp in the alcoves outside of the building.
This isn't the first redeveloped property in Hollywood. It seems the area has ups and downs in maintaining an upscale image.
Good luck to them. I enjoy the lights and photo opportunities of the area and it would be great to see it maintain a level of success.
Having not been born yet, I couldn't make the original opening. Years from now, maybe I'll be able to look back at these shots and compare how everything looked on the night of the grand re-opening.
Fires early in the week and Hollywood red carpet event. It's only Thursday, but I'm kind of on a roll.
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