Tuesday, March 29, 2011

DJ Saturday April 16, 2011

It is Springtime so it must be time for DJ Saturday! Our 1st DJ Saturday of 2011 in March had to be cancelled for the Memphis Beat Photo Shoot, so that has given us more time to prepare for the April DJ Saturday. Our April DJ Saturday will be April 16th from 1-5pm.
Our DJ Saturday will now have a DJ Saturday winner every month for best car. The winner will receive a special plaque and a picture of the car will be featured in the next month's poster. If we have enough interest, we will do a plaque for motorcycles in the future. The winning motorcycle would also be featured in the poster.
Our April DJ Saturday will have a giveaway of tickets to the New Orleans Zephyrs vs Round Rock Express game that will be on Monday April 18 at 7pm. We will also bring back the Color The Mug for a cone that was so popular last year.
So join us for great tunes, delicious food, and good times at the LaPlace Frostop for our DJ Saturday!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Memphis Beat Photo Shoot at the LaPlace Frostop

We received an exciting call on Ash Wednesday from the folks with TNT's Memphis Beat. They were interested in using our LaPlace Frostop for a photo shoot for season 2 promotional shots. The date for the photo shoot happened to be the same day as our 1st DJ Saturday of 2011, March 19th. The DJ Saturday would have to be rescheduled for April since they would need the restaurant for the entire day.
The process for the photo shoot was very interesting. The crew for the photographer came the day before the shoot and set up for all of Saturdays shots. They marked off where all of the actors would stand. They knew exactly what the shots would be for the next day.
The first thing to arrive for the shoot on Saturday was the car that Jason Lee's character, Memphis Detective Dwight Hendricks drives. The GTO arrived along with two Memphis Police cars.

The Cars Arrive For The Photo Shoot

Soon after the arrival of the cars, the crew started to show up to get everything in place for the photo shoot.

All Set Up For The Shoot To Begin
After everything was in place, the five actors that would be in the photo shoot arrived.
The actors would be shot individually and then as a group for the promo shots.
The actors were Jason Lee (Detective Dwight Hendricks), Alfre Woodard (Lt. Tanya Rice), Sam Hennings (Detective Charlie White aka Whitehead), DJ Qualls (uniform cop), and Leonard Earl Howze (Detective Reginald Greenback).

The Cast Shots

Chairs Set Up In Our Dining Room For The Cast

Takes Lots Of People For A Quick Photo Shoot

Photographer Justin Stephens, Crew, And Folks From TNT
To check out the terrific previous work of the photographer Justin Stephens - see his website below.
To check out Memphis Beat online:
Thanks to TNT and Memphis Beat for choosing our LaPlace Frostop for the season two promotional shots!