At the 9th and 10th of April 2011 the Miami Vice convention took place in Paris. Alexandra from A.ll-Events did a great job arranging three actors to attend at the convention. John Diehl, Saundra Santiago en Michael Talbott were our guests for two days.
Saturday 9 april 10:00:
Temperature and anxiety is rising when 3 our heroes are late. The crowd is getting nervous. I must honestly say that I was disappointed about how few fans attended to the convention. On the other hand, this made it to be very intimate. After 10 minutes they arrived, John, Saundra and Michael, or should I say: Larry, Gina and Stan. At first it was a little uncomfortable but the crowd managed to fire some questions to the actors. I really must say that the three of them did not change much. Saundra really is a diva, she looks great. Saundra is a real lady. John and Michael didn’t lose their funny touch and after a while they really got the crowd going. Of course they look older but time served them well.
After that some fans took their cars to the hotel. Here we could enjoy one DeLorean from Back to the Future, KITT from Knight Rider and a 2009 Ford Mustang.After lunch there was a possibility to get some goodies from the shop and there was a quiz. From that quiz one could win the “unofficial episode guide to Miami Vice”. A very nice book about all the episodes of Vice with trivia and background information. After that I went to Paris downtown to enjoy the pleasures Paris has to offer.
Sunday 10 April
The second day of the convention. At 10 a.m. the crowd is gathering in the hallway. The three heroes are also joining and the atmosphere is pretty nice. John put on the original pants Michael brought for selling purposes and is making fun with that. Michael and Saundra are busy talking to each and everyone of us. I tricked Michael to say something on camera, but unfortunately something went wrong with the audio (sorry my friend for that!). For the VIP guests there is a fotoshoot planned in the garden. In the garden I got Saundra to say something to our board members. The movie is available via the link in the bottom of this post. After this my wife and I said goodbye and went home.I must say I enjoyed the weekend very much. For me personally it was a must-been-there weekend. I loved talking to the actors, Alexandra, Ell.a and all the other fans, and of course I loved Paris. Too bad the weekend was so short.
Message from Saundra: http://www.miami-vice.nl/stuff/Saundra_French_Twist.mp4