First off, I would like to say I expected better of the wireless world in Europe. I mean, seriously, I've had far more success getting online with ease in Central America on the beach. Well, perhaps I should back track a hair to explain how and why I'm whinging about this in the first place. Let's do that and by the time I'm finished I'm sure I will have drawn you a stronger conclusion as to why our posting schedule has taken on an erratic turn for the tardy of late.
Two weekends ago now, a portion of the cast and a pared down crew joined the jackass 3D promotional campaign in Ireland—Dublin, specifically, a city that has played host to many a jackass premiere in years gone by. Our purpose here was twofold: 1) We were to whoop it up with a "celebratory victory lap" following our wrap up and release of jackass 3D; and 2) We were to whoop it up only within reason because we still had work to do ... namely hammering out the exoskeleton for what is to eventually become jackass 3.5. But more on that later when the promotional time is right. For the here and now I'll simply stick to the partying facts and photos from our too few cold days and rainy nights in Dublin.
The Irish premiere was a little ... little? Yes, you could say I was a tad underwhelmed by the leprechaun-sized patch o' red carpet out front of the cinema. Then again, my expectations were quite high going into this adventure, as this was the first time I'd ever attended a European theatrical release and I'd always heard how "rock star nuts" these events had been in the past. To be fair to all pertinent parties though, there wasn't even supposed to be a grand premiere in the first place. It was only in the days prior to our departure from the States that it was finally decided to make the jackass 3.5 blitzkrieg on international soil, so the screenings in both Dublin and London were suddenly booted up to a more premiere-worthy level at the last minute what with all the unexpected members of the cast now scheduled to attend.
The Dublin event did coincide with the night of Halloween, so that definitely added a more festive nature to the event, if not a surreal scene with the assorted costumes worn by cast and fans alike. Even though famous Dublin resident Bono did not attend the premiere our night did take a sudden "Sunday Bloody Sunday" turn just before veering back over the rainbow at the after-party, where the crowd successfully pulled the "old switcheroo" prank on us later in the evening.
Our last day in Dublin included a side trip to the National Leprechaun Museum, where Wee Man became the first ever leprechaun to run through the premises, the novel sight of which certainly made at least one tour group's day. From there we made a rainy day run just south of Dublin to the legendary Johnnie Fox's Pub in Glencullin, where we filmed a brief interview and then enjoyed a long lunch swapping tales and photos from the night before—not all of which will be shared here to protect the names of the innocent and not so innocent, but just enough to still give you an idea of the excuse I've been angling toward ever since the first paragraph. Sláinte!
Clockwise from upper left: The boys enjoy some authentic old world charm at the hotel; Preston Lacy in his best tighty-whitey attire; A wee patch o' the red carpet; Cap'n Johnny Knoxville gives a hearty ahoy to the fans.
Clockwise from upper left: Bam Margera meets Michael Myers; cameradudes Rick Kosick and Dimitry Elyashkevich; a dyslexic photo of Wee Man promoting the new jackass D3 movie; Jeff Tremaine gets a custom straight razor shave at a local barbershop to celebrate the merry mustachioed month of Movember.
Clockwise from upper left: Johnny Knoxville poses with a really awkward costume to wear to a jam-packed after-party club; Dimitry Elyashkevich, Preston Lacy and Shanna Zablow go for a trippy trip under the rainbow; Where there is a Sharpie there is a way to Sean Cliver's heart; Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze play second photographic fiddle to a bottle of Jameson; Remember that little "trick" I mentioned above? Cameraman Tyler Swain narrowly avoids a harrowing transexual encounter just after the hetero crowd was pulled out from beneath our feet; Art department after hours, Day Madrigal and JxPx Blackmon.
To see more photos from our Ireland excursion be sure to pick up the official Dickhouse app available on iTunes.
(Photos by Sean Cliver; Ireland 2010)