Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A "Days" with Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo has had a fascinating life and career.  He spent many years of his youth in jail, but overcame that to become a prolific actor.  I highly recommend reading his bio online somewhere.  I learned a lot of interesting things about Trejo.
I recently met Trejo at the Days of the Dead convention.  I saw Trejo at a previous convention, but his line was ridiculously long.  At this Days, I got the VIP pass, which allowed me to get to the front of his very long line.  This is a Johngy tip-Get the VIP pass when possible.  It saves a ton of time and aggravation.
Trejo was in very good spirits as he made his way through the continual long line.  He gave as much time as possible to everyone, trying to make it personal and special, while still trying to move along the line.  He did a great job with it.  I was really impressed with Trejo.
I was also once again impressed with Days of the Dead.  I have written it many times, but it needs repeating.  Adolfo, the main promoter of Days of the Dead, does a great job of bringing in quality guests.  I have never had a bad experience with anyone at a Days event.  The lines can be long for the guests (which just means they are popular), but Days offers the previously mentioned VIP pass, which is definitely worth the money.
Someone once asked me how I would improve Days.  Honestly, I can't think of anything.  Oh sure, I can say to bring in my favorite celebrities, but that is just being silly.  Days has great guests and fun events.  I really wouldn't change a thing.
Danny Trejo and me in Schaumburg, IL-November 2013.

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