Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What I Wore (Tron: Legacy Hollywood Premiere)

Hi, everyone! Hope you're all doing well. I'm keeping my head above water - barely - but wanted to share some photos from the Tron: Legacy Hollywood premiere with you, before too much time passed by. It was an absolutely amazing night and incredible experience which I'm unlikely to repeat, so I'm really grateful to have been able to attend (thanks to ESET for hosting us!). We got to walk the "blue" carpet (blue lights are big in Tron: Legacy), sat in the same small theater (the El Capitan isn't huge inside) with the stars, director, producers, and staff of the movie (let me tell you, the ending credits are an entirely different thing, when those names belong to people in the same room as you), walked within touching distance of Jeff Bridges (Kevin Flynn), Olivia Wilde (Quorra), Michael Sheen (Castor), and Garrett Hedlund (Sam Flynn) (wasn't able to get photos of them, because it seemed beyond gauche to snap their pictures in that setting - sorry!), and then go to the after-party with all these people, while throngs of spectators and fans screamed outside (very surreal, even when you know they're not screaming for you). We all had assigned seating, and when we arrived, it looked like they were putting all the celebs in the balcony, which was a bit of a bummer, because we couldn't get a good look at them. Imagine our excitement, when we realized that Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde, Garrett Hedlund, and others were being seated just a few rows away from us, in the orchestra section, where we'd been placed! It was just amazing, and I have to say, Jeff Bridges has wonderful presence in real life, with a magnificent mane of hair. Olivia Wilde is pretty but disconcertingly tall and thin in person.

The movie was visually stunning and the Daft Punk soundtrack is great - and I'm not even a fan. The movie's story line and execution had good bones, but I wish it had been fleshed out more. There's so much there that just wasn't developed to a satisfactory degree for me, but I'd say the film is still worth checking out in theaters. This isn't one you want to wait for DVD release, because the 3D effects and the giant screen are really key to the experience, I think. If you like sci-fi, or just enjoy spectacle, it's a must-see.

A couple posts ago, I put up a style-set that showed what I was planning on wearing. Here I am in it, outside the will-call tent:

I achieved the goal of being neither under-dressed or over-dressed, but I think if I ever go to a movie premiere again, I'd be fine going with a slightly dressier look. The Little Black Dress seemed to be the outfit of choice for the women attending the event.

 Walking down the blue carpet with Rowan.

 On the blue carpet (all non-celebrity guests were given the badge and lanyard to wear as a way of identifying us).

Tron Legacy Hollywood premiere
 "Sirens" at the entrance to the blue carpet.

More "Sirens," striking a pose, in front of the life-sized Light Cycle replica at the end of the blue carpet.

The Tron: Legacy premiere after-party.

Boys Noize and Jason Bentley at the Tron Legacy Hollywood premiere after-party
Music Supervisor Jason Bentley, introducing the DJ, Boys Noize (who came all the way from Berlin, Germany to DJ the event). 

The open bar that was the centerpiece of the after-party's space. 

Our drinks, with glowing "ice cubes." Food for the party was catered by Wolfgang Puck.

Boys Noize at te Tron Legacy Hollywood premiere after-party
 The dance floor in one of its less crowded moments.

An Encom Server Stack (prop) from the movie, next to the dessert table.

Me, resting my feet close to the end of a great night.

More photos (from my DH) here: Tron: Legacy Hollywood premiere


  1. OMG Michael Sheen as in Damned United and The Queen? I adore Michael Sheen, I didn't know he was in Tron as I wasn't really interested in it. Husband is and now I think I might be too!!!

    You picked a great outfit for this, looks like you had a brilliant night out and how wonderful that Rowan was able to attend :)

  2. What a spectacular event! I'm sure you will all have fond memories of this for years and years to come. And you substitute shoes seemed to have worked perfectly with your outfit!

  3. Oh, to be a fly on the wall at this event! Looks very full on and futuristic! And sounds like you had a blast. so many celebs under one roof. That's enough to make me green with envy!
    You wore the perfect outfit Carol. Very stylish!

  4. Very cool! Your outfit looks great!

  5. Gawd, this looks like such a great time! Thanks for posting pics.

  6. cute pics!! how much fun to go to the premiere!! i'm jealous :)

  7. LOL, any movie with a server cabinet as a prop is a winner in my book! Sounds like a great time. :)

  8. Absolutely awesome! You got great pictures too, I feel like a Hollywood Insider :)

  9. FYI: some of the other stars at the premiere (but not necessarily the after party) included - Will Ferrell, Joe Jonas, Tom Cruise, Jena Malone, and Rico Rodriguez.

    Of course, Bruce Boxleitner (Tron himself) and Daft Punk were there too, along with other co-stars and the film's creators.

  10. I culd not wait to see you on this premiere, your pictures of course :) Very nice outfit. It is good to hear (read) that you have had so much fun. And you met Jeff Bridges... Wow! I like him :)

  11. Looks like a lot of fun! Your outfit seems perfect for the occasion too.

  12. I can't wait for Tron to come out and it looks like the premiere was a lot of fun! And glowing ice cubes too!

    And I like the outfit that you chose to wear too. The longer cardigan paired with the floral dress is very chic!

  13. Oh my goodness, this post made me so angry jealous! But happy for you that you got to go. (And looked super adorable!) Oh, my nerd rage is flaring, lol.

  14. @imouto - haha, well, if it's any consolation, my husband is a TOTAL original Tron fan/geek (see his review here:, and while I wouldn't call myself a geek (and this is really more to do with feeling like I can't compete with true geeks and shouldn't pretend) I do enjoy scifi, fantasy, comic books, anime, etc, so I'm not totally a non-geek either. ^_-