Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sundance 2011

This weekend Hal and I did something that we've never done before. We went to Park City during the Sundance Film Festival. We're so lucky to live so close to something so amazing, and neither of us have ever been. I remember last year we went to the Broadway Theatre downtown, where they show a lot of Sundance movies and everyone was talking about how Spike Lee was going to be there that night. Neither of us knew who he was, and we weren't there to see a Sundance movie...so we weren't too excited.

We didn't have tickets to see anything, we just wanted to see what Park City was like during Sundance, so at like 9 at night we drove up there.A tip? They have little signs that say this, but they're hard to read everything they say when you're driving. If you're going to sight see, park in Deer Valley. We parked at Deer Valley Resort and a bus came and picked us up for free and dropped us off on Main Street. It was sweet, their buses, at least to Deer Valley were free.

We drove up the mountain to some of the resorts before we headed to Main Street. We brought my brother-in-law along with us, and I wanted to see what Stein Eriksen Lodge looked like in the winter, and Hal wanted to show his brother how fancy the place we go for our anniversary is. I told Hal not to turn up the drive to the Lodge, because they always have people waiting outside to grab your car the moment you pull up, but he thought he could turn around and he wanted to see the Lodge....so he pulled in and sure enough 2 guys rushed up and tried to take the car. It was worth it though, the Lodge looks so beautiful with the snow. Too bad I don't have $1,000 to stay there during the winter...per night, Yikes. I was too much of a wimp to try and take a picture after Hal told them we turned up there by "accident". So this was the only picture I got....it down the lane from the Lodge.
It was so beautiful up there, I'm so bummed this was the only picture I got of it, it was too dark to catch how beautiful it was. They have a ton of snow up in Deer Valley/Park City.

After lying to the Steins guys we went back down the mountain to Deer Valley and parked and took the bus to Main Street.

In Park City, Main Street is it. It's where all of their little shops/restaurants/boutiques are. Well, where a lot of them are anyway. It's where you hang out when you are visiting Park City. So we went there and walked up and down the street. We didn't see anyone famous, probably because it was like 10 by the time we got to Main Street, so all of the shops were closed and there were just lines to get into parties and restaurants. But it was still pretty.
We saw a ton of papperazzi around some guy with dark hair. We didn't see his face and then I heard a girl at the edge of the group say, "Oh my gosh, that's Dustin" But I didn't hear the last name. The only famous Dustin I can think of is Dustin Hoffman...so pretty much I saw Dustin Hoffman.

A local radio station is doing something called "Sundance Gawker" where people send in pictures of famous people they see up there. Man, we missed out! Maybe we'll have to go back during the day or something, because there are a lot of famous people up there. Paul Rudd, Zooey Deschanel, 50 cent, James Franco and tons more. I found out today that Elijah Wood is up there. How did I miss that? I was so obsessed with him in Middle School/High School. I'm so bummed I didn't know earlier! Oh well. This just makes me excited to actually get tickets and go to some movies next year! Thank goodness for locals discount tickets.


{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

You should totally go up there during the day girl. :) Glad you saw Dustin. ;) LOL I hope it was him. Saw him once, and he's so tiny. ;) hahaha.

Love the last picture...I'm a light junkie! ;)

Happy Tuesday.


Kell said...

I am so jealous!! I want to go.. even if just to wander around the city. And you got to see Dustin (maybe)Hoffman! Ha :)

Sam said...

That sounds like so much fun! Haha, I love your line about Dustin Hoffman.

my name is lauren. said...

how fun!

i bet you could've seen tons of "famous" bloggers too, since ALT was going on. yay for celebrity gawking :). i've always wanted to go to sundance, so it's fun to just live vicariously through you :).

Maddie said...

Aw, so jealous!! I want to go up there. My goal next year is to go see a few films :) You two seem ilke you go on awesome adventures together!
Funny story, last year, my boyfriend got some free vouchers to go The Stein Eriksen Lodge breakfast buffet from one of his clients. It was one of the most AMAZING breakfast spreads I've ever seen, right in the middle of a pretty winter storm, we were seated right by the window... not halfway into the meal, my stomach decides it hates me, and I spend the next 30 minutes in the bathroom (PUBLIC bathroom), being... sick. Haha. It was super embarrassing. And probably TMI, but I thoughtI would share that this happened to me in one of the NICEST restaurants I've ever been in LOL.

Jamie Walker said...

Ahhh the falling snow on your blog is wonderful!


everyone calls me bon bon said...

Fun stuff! I was in Telluride one year for the film festival. I so want to do another one: Sundance would be amazing! What a great memory for you guys:-)

P.S. Love your blog header! So cute!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

How awesome to live so close to there!

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