Holidays at Hearst Castle!
Just got photos from the fabulous Mike Larson of the Hearst Castle Holiday Feast. I was so excited when we were asked to play for this event! If I can be so bold, I've always thought our music would be perfect for an event there ;)
It's hard to walk inside the castle and not wonder about the parties that must have happened back in the day, and getting to play inside felt like stepping back in time. (Well, almost stepping back in the time, we do have a modern pa system, a detail I'm working on...). And it was apropos that John Reynolds was able to join us on guitar, he has family history involving the Hearst Castle, his grandmother, ZaSu Pitts, stayed there as a guest.
It's always a pleasure to work with Mark and Corinne, they have such an eye for detail! I'm full of admiration for the amazing designers and florists we get to work with, and how they are able to transform a place, I don't know how they envision and plan it all. We always show up for an event and they've been there for hours, even days, getting things ready. It's a cool process to watch, and it's fun to have a bit part in all these events. I always feel like we have the easiest job, just being on the line for sounding (and looking) good. Watching them make this event happen really did make our playing feel like, well, playing.
With all those details in his head, Mark still thought to build us this cool stage - check out the fun Judy (Garland) lights! It's not often I get to step out from behind the piano; I felt like such a diva, and I loved every minute of it! Way too much fun!
Thanks again to the Friends of the Hearst Castle for having us at their party.
- Event Details
- Friends of the Hearst Castle Holiday Feast
- Saturday December 6, 2008
- Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA
- Event Design and Coordination: Mark Padgett
- Eye Popping Decor: panacea event floral design
- Special thanks to Zack and Bill of Bill Gaines Audiofor the cool stage and lighting
- Sumptuous food by Maegen Loring
- Fabulous photos by Mike Larson