THE GRAND UNVEILING OF THE FAZZINO RIDE
The RIDE had the blessings of perfect New York spring weather for the grand unveiling of THE Fazzino RIDE.
The evening started at the Barrington Gallery of London on 5th Avenue between 45th and 46th Streets. It was a packed house with fans and collectors of Charles Fazzino’s 3D pop art works joining in with friends, supporters, entertainers and contest winners from the RIDE. The Barrington was multi tasking with the red carpeted entrance, hosting the cocktail reception, and displaying many amazing pieces by Fazzino.
On top of that, the art work was literally flying off the walls! By the time Fazzino arrived, he had a line of purchasers waiting for his own custom finishing touches. Armed with various markers, he held court and personally customized the backs of the pieces making everything even more personal and one of a kind. We have to admit, our favorite’s are, not surprisingly, THE RIDE; now encased under glass but destined to live on long after its limited run on the streets of New York!
Guests chatted, admired the art, enjoyed tasty snacks and champagne while everyone was a buzz about THE RIDE!
Slightly after seven, the crowds began to gather outside the Barrington Gallery behind the velvet ropes. Now, there is no other place quite like NYC and any New Yorker will tell you that while celebrity sightings might be a dime a dozen, people love to know what is going on. So by the time the star of the show was making its way down 5th Avenue, not only were guests waiting, but various onlookers from the streets were joining in and waiting to see what the fuss was all about.
Of course, only in New York would there be a huge party for a bus, but we all know that this was NOT just any other “bus”. Only THE RIDE, itself, could get away with driving down 5th avenue covered in a huge brightly colored orange drape and sporting matching orange balloons. Amide cries of “There it is!” THE Fazzino RIDE arrived only to keep its tantalizing Fazzino bedazzled glory behind the curtain for a few more minutes.
NEW YORK MAKES WAY FOR THE FAZZINO RIDE
Introduced by the mastermind behind THE RIDE, Richard Humphrey, we heard from both Charles Fazzino and Charles Shaffati. Of Course, THE RIDE himself was also introduced and provided the countdown.
And then, the moment we had all been waiting for. Reaching up, and not with one fell swoop (It was a very big drape) THE Fazzino RIDE was reveled!
Onlookers and guest were then treated to a fun rendition of THE New Fazzino RIDE theme song along with break dancing, back flips, and high class, and high heighted, hula hooping on stilts…and then…it was time for THE inaugural Fazzino RIDE!
A FAZZINO GUIDED TOUR OF NEW YORK STREETS AND ATTRACTIONS
With its own unique route, song, performers and, of course, the entire outer RIDE Wrap, THE Fazzino RIDE was a completely new experience for all. Along with a distinctive voice of THE RIDE, our RIDE hosts, Stuart and Jackie also introduced us to “Charles’s Brain” or the voice of Charles Fazzino that is part of THE Fazzino RIDE Experience…even if Charles Fazzino himself is not sitting with you on the RIDE as he was on Thursday night! Guests both old and new laughed and sang their way through the whole tour. Combining interesting, yet little known facts about NY (brush up on your trivia to win the prestigious “RIDE Points”), with music, lights, and the “come to life” 3D pop art of Charles Fazzino’s. Of course, like the standard RIDE, the unexpected part of the experience is the interaction with the streets of New York.
Just like the beautiful weather, New York puts on a great show both in real life and as animated as Fazzino art.
EXPERIENCE THE Fazzino RIDE starting May 4th to Labor Day 2012. Check the daily RIDE schedule and buy tickets by phone at 1-866-299-9682, online at Telecharge, or at THE RIDE Box Office located at Madame Tussauds located on 234 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036
Photo credits; Copyright © 2012 Brett Deutsch & DragonSearch