Today I decided to add an old but new feature to my look. I've always owned sunglasses but I never really wore them in Florida. Now that I'm walking a lot more and the sun has more access to my eyes than ever before I think its a perfect time to be consistent with wearing my shades. Besides that, I look kind of hot in them. Check me out below I'm loving it.
|Motown Maurice: I think the shades go well with the high top. What do you think?|
Today my roommate and I was suppose to attend a networking mixer but for some reason the event was canceled. After debating on where to go next we decided to take a tour through Santa Monica.On the way there I noticed a place some of you might be familiar with by name.
|The Staples Center. Home of the Los Angeles Lakers. Did I mention how close I live to everything?|
Santa Monica was beautiful. To my Tampa family its like Ybor city to the 3 power. It's way to detailed too write about so check out this video for your viewing pleasures.
|On the way out I noticed spider man.||I wonder if he knows Batman is on Hollywood Blvd.|
|Motown Maurice: Picture taken on September 25th and posted on Nov 6th.|
|You have to love The Bat-Mobile|
|Usher and Bishop Don Magic Juan was two of the biggest celebrities that came out to the party.|
As I was entering the party I was text-ing a friend back in Tampa and she couldn't believe I was going to a party. I generally don't party much at all. Those close to me know that I'm a home body unless its business related. I asked a person with me if he goes out to a lot of events like this. His response was "if your in the entertainment business your going to have to be on the scene." Truthfully that does make sense. Back in 2004 -2007 I was on the networking scene in Tampa quite a bit but I slowed down when I started producing shows. More than likely I'm going to have to adjust and try to attend as much events as possible. Parties are now business related for me.
Now I know what some of you might be thinking. "Why I'm not in any pictures with celebrities." I'm out here for one reason only and that's to gain nationally exposure in the entertainment industry and make a presence in the late night talk show arena. I've had a hand full of celebrity interaction in the past and I have pictures with some of them. Would I have liked a picture with Usher and Bishop? Sure... However, I would prefer to take a picture with them after I interview them on my own show first.
In the mean while I'm going to maintain a sense of professionalism that doesn't present me as a groupie. Don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with being a groupie. I love my groupies. I just have to be strategic about everything I do. For now I plan to be observant at these events. This will allow people to recognize my face and then I'll soon make my approach.
One odd thing did happen at the party. 3 guys approached me. One asked me if I was a photographer. Please note: I had a semi pocket sized/consumer camera with me and I wasn't even taking any pictures when they came up to me. The little camera was hanging off of my shoulder. Its no where close to my professional photo camera back in Tampa. I told him in Florida I'm a photographer but in L.A. I'm here for entertainment. Between our conversation there was a short pause then I told him a little more about myself. I gave him my card/bookmark and he told me that he was in the management business. He also said "Motown Maurice,... that's a good name. I'll check you out."
That whole scenario is weird to me. On day 2 my roommate was telling me I want to start looking into finding a manager soon and 4 days later this random guy approaches me. There is no need to be overly excited for no reason but the encounter was weird, odd and cool at the same time.
As the quest continues...