Last Night: Dan Aykroyd Signs Skulls in Scottsdale
It's no surprise when a current sensation like Lady Gaga or Robert Pattinson (if only!) shows up to swarming mobs of fans. But the stars of yesterday can also draw packed houses -- if they've got a cult following. And they put out this wacky infomercial.
|Dan Aykroyd poses with mega-fans, the AZ Ghostbusters|
And because Aykroyd seems as interested in paranormal phenomena as his character Ray Stantz did in the Ghostbusters franchise, his $50 Crystal Head Vodka comes in this Bruni art glass bottle, modeled after the supposed "13 Crystal Skulls."
The magical signed crystal skull...
Which is exactly what it felt like trying to get in to see Aykroyd. Colored bracelets were given to guests; groups whose colors were called could move to the line inside the store.
Because lines were out the door, things had to move along quickly. Walk forward. Present bottle. Watch bottle get signed. Maybe get a quick I-Phone shot. Move along. But Aykroyd was very generous with some of his more creative fans, getting up to pose for pictures, shaking their hands, and signing bottles with their names or personal phrases like "Happy Birthday, Judy!"
Some were more rabid, er, avid fans than others. The AZ Ghostbusters, who we blogged about recently, were in attendance as a group -- with matching t-shirts. If you haven't seen them in action before, visit the upcoming Ghostbusters video game release party on June 15 at GameStop in Glendale.