Ted King's Event
I had the honor of
attending all three of these separate events at the General Hospital Fan
Club Weekend in July. Debby O'Connor always, invariably puts on a
great party and these were no exception. Anyone who is a dedicated
fan of one of these guys owes it to themselves to attend an event that
features the object of their affection.
It was sad knowing that
this was Ted King's last event, especially since he just recently seemed
to get comfortable with fan events. It's very different to court a
camera and turn in a wonderful performance than it is to go on stage in
front of very focused (and sometimes rabid) fans. Sometimes, it can
be disarming, but over the past few years, he has managed to find his ease
with live events, or at least fake it enough that his discomfort no longer
He was dressed in
typical Lorenzo Alcazar wear, which I do not feel is that far off from
typical Ted King wear. Soon after he was welcomed to the stage, he
brought on his first guest, former onscreen son, Ignacio Serricchio.
It was easy to see that they genuinely liked one another and with both of
them off the show, there was a lightness to their banter, even though it
was clear that neither wanted to burn any GH bridges that might later want
to be explored.
An inundation of guests
then poured in with Greg Vaughan, Natalia Livingston and Lindze Letherman
joining him onstage. The discussions between the three of them
pretty much derailed the Lorenzo-Diego train of conversation, which I
found to be a shame since my interest in coming to the event was to hear
about Ted's experiences on GH and his plans for the future.
Once he began moving
through the group to sign autographs and take photos, I had to leave for
another appointment and shortly afterward, I heard at the Scott Clifton
event that TAMARA BRAUN had shown up. That would have been great to
There were several
interesting items up for auction, like Lorenzo's monogrammed
handkerchiefs, a Lorenzo shirt and a Lorenzo silver bracelet. Delena
had a shirt very similar to this one she wore that weekend and we all kept
asking her if she'd boosted Lorenzo's shirt. I think it started to
kinda piss her off.
I am sure that where
ever his muse leads him, Ted King will continue on to wonderful
things, just as he has with pre-GH projects. I don't look for him to
return to GH unless the powers that be are prepared to offer him a fat
contract and a front-burner story.
Evidently, nobody puts
Ted in a corner!
Bradford Anderson &
Adrian Alvarado's Event
I don't think anyone is
more stunned by the amazing popularity of Spinelli than Bradford Anderson.
Having completely impressed the attendees at his first fan event in New
York not long before, he still seems blown away by the overwhelming
reception he received at every event he attended.
His own was no exception
and the crowd erupted into applause and cheers as soon as he came into the
room. Sharing the stage with Adrian Alvarado took off some of the
pressure and the two chatted animatedly between themselves and the
audience for quite some time.
Knowing that the fans in
the audience were eager to get some one-on-one time with their faves,
Debby quickly herded the guys into the audience for table work and they
were ready to oblige, taking time with each guest to sign autographs and
snap photos. Most of this part, I will leave to Starr, the most
devout SpinHead alive, to describe.
Sylvia Colon was lucky
enough to win the silent auction bid for a salsa dance with Adrian Alvaraz
and I'm pleased to say that she held her own beautifully and the two of
them entertained us with a lovely dance.
Chalk up another