Homestead Talent Show 2002

On Thursday evening, the men and women of Homestead hosted their fourth annual talent show at the Cubberley Community Theater in Palo Alto. I covered the third annual talent show last year and did so again in 2002. There weren’t as many skits this year, and the crowd was thin. Where was the rest of Homestead?!? Next time, come out and support the home team, will ya?

Here is a list of performances at the talent show:

  • Cirque de QA
  • ph4t b34tz
  • Roger Does Magic
  • A Special Presentation
  • The Look and Feel
  • Coder-Naach
  • A Long, Long Time Ago…
  • She Drives Me Crazy
  • You Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • Homestead Six
  • Brought to you by the Homestead Marketing Team
  • Why Dormcest Is Bad

The program description was so good, I decided to copy it below for those of you who were not able to make the event:

Has it been a year already? Has it really been that long since we watched John Williams on stage singing? Has it been that long since we were introduced to H-Town? Has it been that long since Erik battled the spider, and won?

Despite alleged scientific “proof” otherwise, yes, it has been almost 14 months. We’ve been through a lot as a company in that time. We’re older, wiser, more focused. We’ve gone from having more than enough soda in the fridge to having not enough soda back to having more than enough soda again. And, as you’ll see tonight, we’re much more talented.

Tonight, you will see the results of years upon years of the hard work and training of your coworkers, friends, and loved ones. You will witness firsthand skills and talents that you never knew people had. You will watch in morbid shock as your friends try to live out life-long fantasies of performing on stage in front of adoring groupies.

So get yourself settled in. If oxygen masks descend from the ceiling, put yours on first before assisting anyone else, because, dude, you gotta look out for #1. And hang on tight. It’s going to be quite a ride. Hurry up; we’re almost starting…

© 2002, Homestead Talent Show

Animations and Sounds

There was some confusion at the beginning of the Talent Show, creating a brief moment where Greedo was about to jump up onto the stage to perform the classic Greedo and Han Solo Cantina exchange. Unfortunately for Greedo, Roger and gang figured out their computer/projector problems. Greedo slinked back to his chair, put down his blaster, and picked up his camera.

I put the EOS-1D through its paces by capturing some 8fps action and some sounds from the evening. The two images below link to an animated gif of the Coder-Naach dance performance and a stirring rendition of Internet Pie by Justin.

Gotta love the Coder-Naach dancers; they were straight out of Riverdance! The video footage of Cirque de QA was pretty hilarious as well!

The highlight of the evening for me had to be the Dormcest video. It was good to see the final product of all the work we did filming. Po’k did a great job editing the video. Tom, Maxine, and Felicia performed wonderfully in their roles.

Afterwards, Randy, Joon-Mo, Po’k, and I went to Armadillo Willy’s off of San Antonio Road for some BBQ grub. Unfortunately, the food wasn’t so good. It must have been because we got to the restaurant shortly before closing time (~9:30 pm). The cooks in the back probably gave us all the scrap leftovers from the grill. Oh well, you can’t win them all, right?

In unrelated news, the traffic on my Abercrombie & Fitch protest page is unreal. I don’t know how these people are coming to the page, but they’ve been coming in droves and leaving comments. People do seem to be worked up over the controversial t-shirts from A&F, aren’t they?

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