He’s the only dependable bedmate most of us have had…who wouldn’t want to cuddle up to the ultimate Hot Ginge Otter Pop! The absolutely adorable Muppet Megastar, Elmo was in Seattle on Sunday to support his “buddy’s” documentary, Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey which focuses on the man behind the fantasy fur, puppeteer Kevin Clash. Being Elmo screened at SIFF Cinema at Seattle Center as part of the Seattle International Film Festival and the very lucky audience got a chance to meet, greet and hang with Mr. Clash and Mr. Elmo after the show and Q&A, with Mr. Clash hanging around outside the venue signing autographs and taking photos with every fan who wanted one.
AND, he did all that, despite not feeling his best. Mr. Clash was scheduled to be in Seattle earlier this week to also appear at the Kirkland screening of the film, but was struck down with a nasty case of food poisoning (mussels, apparently) and had to delay his trip a couple of days. Happily for his Seattle fans, he made it in and judging by these photos by Kathy Bugajsky, EVERYONE was delighted.
I’m so mad at myself for not going to this screening! Elmo is WAAAAY cooler than Bono!
And, we TOTALLY should have interviewed Elmo…we could have got the skinny on Ernie and Bert’s living arrangements…
For MORE of Kathy’s awesome photos, check out SIFF’s Flickr page.