(This time brought to you by Dr. Anton Phibes, and the letter Z. 😉 Mr. P covered a Nerds Like Us /Spinema launch party for us, and I am so
jelly slimy!! I’m totally going to their neXXXt event, which is for Suicide Squad, if I’m not mistaken…Thanks for sharing this Ho-rrorwood (adjacent ;)) Happening with us, Mr. Dr. Phibes. You also bust, mister! 😉 xoxo)
Hey Buster Buddies! I just attended a special premiere party for the new Ghostbusters flick hosted by Nerds Like Us, Nerdbot, and Dave and Busters. I’ve come to let you in on some of the marshmallow-flavored madness that went on last night!
The screening took place at the AMC next door. Gaggles of fans came to show their love and support of the noble profession of Ghostbusting. Fans were dressed in Ghostbusters uniforms, Stay Puft costumes, and all manner of paranormal-friendly attire. Ghostbusters 2016 was shown to a receptive and enthusiastic crowd. The crowd I was with absolutely loved the picture, with the woman behind me being particularly fond of Chris Hemsworth. She cooed and awed throughout and was clearly… engaged by the character. Of course, she wasn’t the only one. Nearly every line of his and the cast in general got a huge laugh. Hemsworth and Kate McKinnon were clearly the favorites of the crowd. While the other three Ghostbusters got a decently warm reception during the end credits, the group exploded with enough energy to destroy a dam when Kate McKinnon’s name appeared, only letting up ever so slightly for the Mighty Thor.
After the film, all busting enthusiasts gathered for a reception on the roof of Dave & Busters. Sliders, Pigs in a Blanket, and other bar favorites were being offered, as well as drinks and spirits (Ha!). Fans were amongst fellow fans and complete strangers mingled and partied together in tribute to a franchise that has meant so much to so many of us. Our evening’s entertainment was provided by the West Coast Avengers, a nerdcore rap group featuring two men dressed as Deadpool and Spider-Man respectively. Judging by my photo, it appears that Spidey’s head is exploding in a rather spectacular fashion. Though nothing quite that extraordinary occurred, the party was happening. The entire rooftop was controlled by us Spook Seekers. Joining us were a group of Buster Bunnies, a Stay Puft, and a Lady Stay Puft as well.
Each member of the party was given card to play around in the arcade. Dave & Buster’s new Ghostbusters arcade game was understandably popular. Essentially, it was rail-shooter like House of the Dead, except that physical ping pong balls were fired at the screen. Why? Who knows, but what bliss! By the time the ghosts had been captured and it was time to go, recycling bins were stacked with discarded cans of Ecto Cooler. For all of us that love the franchise, it was grand time and a reminder of why busting makes us feel good.
(photo courtesy of Nerds Like Us on Instagram)