Saturday, 22 March 2014 09:13

Drew Carey was right

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Reporting live from Cleveland, OH this is your faithful correspondent in the field Christ Clark. Thanks United for the best upgrade ever. I vow to use my powers for good, but I will start a plague if necessary. Wine is on me!

A great perk of my rock star job is traveling to other film festivals to watch movies all day and hang out with filmmakers. It doesn't suck. Today I am going to see five films. It might sound like fun, and it is, but at a certain point  my skinny ass can't sit in a theater for one more second. Thankfully I have been training for over a decade.

 While not the most exotic of destinations, Cleveland has it going on. Drew Carey was right. Gorgeous buildings are plentiful and people of all shape, sizes and colors are bustling about in all directions. The light rail system pretty much goes everywhere unlike Metrolink, which only goes where the countyites think it should

I travel alone often for these swanky festival trips but I am never really alone since I spend most of my time in crowded theaters or people watch while I am inhaling free food in the hospitality suite. Tower City where the festival is held is a marvelously ornate old school complex of buildings. I am a bit jealous of how totally swell it is and wish Union Station was this awesome. Maybe Bob O'Laughlin and the LHM team can turn it around.

I have not identified any one signature food dish like our beloved Imo's, but clearly lots of meat lovers here. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a short walk from here. It's a shrine to music that all Americans should see someday.Two or three different sports stadiums are downtown and rarely a day goes by when I don't see proud Indians or Cavaliers fans scurrying about. I know civic pride when I see it.

I miss my dusty house, my rambunctious dogs, and my man. Somehow I will summon the strength to get by. I did see a fantastic Swedish biopic this morning, but later walked out of the lame stoner comedy. Dude, what were you thinking? Later today I visit Italy, Argentina, and back to the states for a sex comedy. If you need me, I'll be in the last row, right side, aisle seat. 

Signing off from the wilds of Eastern Ohio.