PHILADELPHIA – CHELSEA CLINTON, Rob Reiner, Gov Rendell and Mark Segal GAY PUB BAR CRAWL (GLBT)
Chelsea Clinton, Gov. Ed Rendell went on a pub crawl through the city of Bro’ love’s gay establishments. Rendell does it regularly before elections; he asked Chelsea to come along. (Actor Robert Gant And Rob Reiner are guest, too.) Bars served will be Tavern on Camac, Bump, Woody’s Bar and Restaurant and Sisters. I heard it would begin around 10PM. I wasn’t planning on doing it, but after eating dinner with Mike and friends, a few blocks away at Ted Montana’s, I excused myself and ran over to Bump. Number one lesson, always carry two sets of batteries on you. My flash batteries were dying and I had to be conservative on what I shot.
Robert Gant tries to slip by but I caught up with him and snapped a few. He didn’t roll with the group, but instead was about 15 minutes ahead of the Chelsea & Gov group. I guess he was the warm up act.Chelsea Arrives, we were expecting her to drive up, but she had walked down Locust towards us, with just a handler, and maybe an unseen bodyguard.
Shaking hands with people parked in cars, in alleys This guy asked me to take his photo, a request I usually turn down, but I needed a Chelsea headshot with eye contact and I got it in one of the series I shot of Justin and her, but not this one (Justin look up!) When posing with a celebrity, you have to be prepared from the moment you stand next to them, don’t talk to them, don’t fix your hair, don’t look down. She is smiling but her handlers around her are very unhappy, do you see their faces there on the right. The peps at Uncles see Chelsea coming Gov Rendell and Chelsea approach Uncles and Camac StreetShe shook all their hands; when someone yelled out “Chelsea when are you going to run for Office,?” Chelsea answered that she would someday. (Can you say SCOOP!!, I wish I had my youbtube camera, but the MSNBC guy must have it on tape, see him in the background) More kind words for Hillary and ChelseaHmm body language, stranger guy feels need to hug Chelsea; Chelsea not respondingBut feels more comfortable with shaking hands with the masses. I felt like I had dogged Chelsea enough for the night and didn’t wait for her to exit Tavern on Camac All in all it was a great night for me, Happy Hour with friends – At the G Lounge, thanks Matt for your hospitality; Dinner with Mike, Jeff and Bob and then Chelsea and friends to close out the night. To see one of my photos picked up, then stolen by other sites, and then another site create something hysterical, check out the story at http://www.confessionsofapaparazzi.com/